Sunday, November 29, 2015

We are All Made of Molecules

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Stewart and his dad have just moved in with Ashley and her mom and things are not going as planned.  Ashley is angry - at her dad for being gay, at her mom for allowing Stewart and his dad to move in, and at her so called friends.  Ashley is worried about her image and is thrilled when the new boy Jared is interested in her.  Stewart is trying his best to get sed to the new family but Jared is being a bully, he is having trouble getting used to his new school, and he still misses his mom.

A lot of issues tackled here - blended families, prejudice, bullying, sexual pressures.  I thought the book was well done.  It will not be going into my school library because the content is above the maturity level of my students but I can see it being in a jr. high and high school setting.

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