Friday, November 30, 2012

Book Review: The Theory of Everything by J.J. Johnson

Sarah is alive and her best friend Jamie is not. Jamie died in a freak accident, and Sarah lives with the guilt and the memories of Jamie. People tell her she should be over "it", but Sarah isn't so sure she will ever be over "it".

Her parents trying to be supportive, but are at a loss as what they can do to encourage her to try harder. Her older brother has written her off completely, and her boyfriend is away at a smarty pants boarding school. Without Jamie she has no one to turn to, and no one wants to be the one to talk to the girl who was friends with the dead girl.

First a deer crashes into the gymnasium where Jamie died sending Sarah to interact with Jamie's mom and twin brother. Then the man cleaning up the mess in the gym is someone she runs into and causes a bit of trouble with. Jamie is sure she is running out of chances with people people, including her supportive parents and boyfriend Stenn. But things are happening, and Sarah is trying. With a little help from a the man in the gym, some new friends and a very cool job Sarah starts to put things together. Maybe she will be okay, and able to move on to a more normal life.

Peppered with graphs illustrating Sarah's thoughts, points of view and concerns you'll really see how she is dealing with Jamie's death, and her struggle to find balance between remembering the dead and living in the now. Fans of John Green's The Fault In Our Stars or A.S. King's Ask the Passengers will enjoy the philosophical take on life and death in The Theory of Everything.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Now reading Code Name Verity, Megan says it rocks and I believe her!)

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