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Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Copyright date: 2002
Publisher: The Penguin Group
How many pages: 231
How long it took me to read: 3 days
Category: Teen Fiction
I learned about this book from: Laura recommended I read it
This book was purchased at: I borrowed it from Laura
Other books by this author: Speak, Fever 1793
Main characters: Katie
Favorite characters: Mickey
Least favorite Characters: Teri, through most of it.
When and Where the story takes place: present day, some city
Plot in a nutshell: Eighteen-year-old Kate, who sometimes chafes at being a preacher's daughter, finds herself losing control in her senior year as she faces difficult neighbors, the possibility that she may not be accepted by the college of her choice, and an unexpected death.
What I liked best: I guess relating the whole thing to chemistry was cool, but I didn't understand any of that.
What I liked least: The death that occurs. I hated it, and completely shut-down after it.
What parts could you relate to: idk
Would this book make a good movie?: Nope, and I wouldn't see it.
Quote from the book that sums it up: n/a
Overall Rating: Good story, well written, underlying meaning... but I'd never read it again, too sad for me thanks.