In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
The Kidney Hypothetical by Lisa Yee – Release Date- March 31st, 2015 – Realistic Fiction – 6th grade and up – What a fantastic novel. I loved Lisa’s main character who reminded me of her other characters, in a good way. I appreciate how he’s struggled to life in the shadow of his older brother, dealt with parent expectations, and is just starting, as a graduating senior in high school to find out who he is and what he wants to do in life. I was reminded of Jerri Spinelli’s Star Girl for part of the book and loved the layers that Lisa placed on the character as he dealt with a change in popularity, getting bullied, and his future possibly crashing down around him. I would hate to give away anything so I’ll just say this book is thoroughly engrossing. Couldn’t stop reading and enjoying until the very end. Appreciated every minute.
Book Talk: Higgs is about to ruin his life. All it takes is a simple answer to a question. One answer. Will Higgs ruin everything? What will happen to his future once he answers the question? Read to find out more.
Thank you again to Lisa Yee for agreeing to the author interview with me! So honored.
Goodreads Summary: “Lisa Yee gives us her most fascinating flawed genius since Millicent Min. Higgs Boson Bing has seven days left before his perfect high school career is completed. Then it’s on to Harvard to fulfill the fantasy portrait of success that he and his parents have cultivated for the past four years. Four years of academic achievement. Four years of debate championships. Two years of dating the most popular girl in school. It was, literally, everything his parents could have wanted. Everything they wanted for Higgs’s older brother Jeffrey, in fact. But something’s not right. And when Higgs’s girlfriend presents him with a seemingly innocent hypothetical question about whether or not he’d give her a kidney . . . the exposed fault lines reach straight down to the foundations of his life. . . .”
About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.
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