First edition cover
|Author||Laurie Halse Anderson|
|Cover artist||Michael Morgenstern|
|Genre||Young adult novel|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
|Pages||233 pp (first edition, hardback)|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-670-03566-1 (first edition, hardback)|
|LC Class||PZ7.A54385 Cat 2002|
The book tells the story of Kate Malone, a preacher's daughter and high school student who is excellent in chemistry and aspires to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but faces multiple tragic situations ranging from rejection by MIT to the fire of her neighbor Teri Litch at the end of her senior year.
The Book Report's Roberta O'Hara liked Kate's inner struggles, describing them as "realistic".
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