Monday, October 05, 2009

Catalyst

Catalyst Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson


My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There's actually very little in this book that has to do with science. Kate, the protagonist, is a chem geek who's left her fate in the hands of the MIT admissions committee. But the real story is of the school bully/outcast, Teri. She's suddenly thrown into Kate's life, and Kate has to figure out how to understand the girl.

I don't know. I don't find Kate that endearing, and by the end of the book I don't feel like I understand either of the girls any better.

I'm also a little disappointed that there isn't any science in the book, unless you count the chapter title. It's kind of false advertising.

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