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.