A poignant and empowering teen novel of grief, unrequited love, and finding comfort in one's own skin.Aden isn't looking for love in her senior year. She's much more focused on things like getting a solo gig at Ike's and keeping her brother from illegal herbal recreation. But when Tate walks into Calculus class wearing a yarmulke and a grin, Aden's heart is gone in an instant. The two are swept up in a tantalizingly warm friendship, complete with long drives with epic soundtracks and deep talks about life, love, and spirituality. With Tate, Aden feels closer to her momand her mom's faiththan she has since her mother died years ago. Everyone elseeven Aden's brother and her best friendcan see their connection, but does Tate?Navigating uncertain romance and the crises of those she loves, Aden must decide how she chooses to see herself and how to honor her moms memory....
|Title||:||The Calculus of Change|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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The Calculus of Change Reviews
Something that bothered me about this book was there was statutory rape in it, but the perpetrator didn't get called on it. And this isn't the kind of book where the point is that the perp gets away with sleeping with a seventeen-year-old, the system is broken, when will we find justice, etc.--this is a book about how love isn't always enough. It's a book about moving on and being strong for yourself even when the people you love disappoint and fail you. But I still wish that the man who slept w ...more
I'm between 2 and 3 stars, but I think I'm not the intended audience for the book (I'm a 36 year old mom, and I think this is for teenagers), so I'll give it the 3. (I read this because a friend of mine gave me her Advance Reading Copy.)
It's an easy read that moves along quickly, but I think think the blurb on the back makes it seem much lighter than it's really going to be. There's much more focus on the protagonist's grief over the loss of a family member than there is on, say, her love of mat ...more
I was sent a physical ARC by Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review.
I’m not really sure how I feel about this book to be honest. One part of me likes it, another part of me doesn’t. And my feelings have been going on like this for over a week now. I guess I was expecting much more than I received. I expected a cutesy contemporary with boy meets girl, unrequited love, plus a mix of cheesy interactions between friends and family and the end. But when I first started reading this, I was ...more
This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn’t a teenage problem, it’s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and harder situations handled here, and it feels real. Vulnerable but strong. And well-timed reading.
The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that.
Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices but everyone makes bad choices, small or big and they all have an effect. The title of this book could be any better.
Full review, with spoilers, will be live on my blog Feb 4st.
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I was really excited for this book, because even though I'm not really that great at calculus, I still like the idea of it, and I was hoping I'd be able to really relate to the main character, Aden, through her love of calculus. I imagined myself reading about how Aden was working on differentiation by substitution, or the mean value theorem for integrals, and thinking "Ooooh, I know that!" I realize that probably sounds really nerdy but oh, well. The sad part is, though, that for a book with an...more
oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was equal parts painful and empowering. and totally delicious in ways that made me wish it would never ended. highly recommended :)
Me: Expects fluff.
Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here.
Solid read. RTC