Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Pull of Gravity by Gae H Polisner TOUR Review

The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner
Publisher: Frances Foster Books
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: May 10 2011


The Story: 
While Nick Gardner’s family is falling apart, his best friend, Scooter, is dying from a freak disease. The Scoot’s final wish is that Nick and their quirky classmate, Jaycee Amato, deliver a prized first-edition copy ofOf Mice and Men to the Scoot’s father. There’s just one problem: the Scoot’s father walked out years ago and hasn't been heard from since. So, guided by Steinbeck’s life lessons, and with only the vaguest of plans, Nick and Jaycee set off to find him. Characters you’ll want to become friends with and a narrative voice that sparkles with wit make this a truly original coming-of-age story.

My Review: 
I fell in love with these characters. When I first read about this book, I knew I wanted to read it. With a best friend dying & being asked to fulfill his one dying wish, I could only imagine what adventures would transpire for our character Nick. BOY was I in for an eye opening read. Nick's life seems to be crumbling all around him. Parent issues, growing up, an illness that he suffers from and just life in general is testing every bit of strength he has. 
This book did not follow anything I thought it would. I was so pleasantly surprised at every turn. Author Gae Polisner kept me guessing (wrongly I might add) though out the whole book. By the end of the book, not only did I feel a closeness to the characters but also felt a huge uplifting in my spirits. You always have an idea of how you expect a book to end when reading it.  When you get to the end of a book and it does not end the way you expect it to makes me giddy. This book made me GIDDY! 
Author Gae Polisner has taken the impending death of The Scooter and used it to bring opposites Nick & Jaycee together for an adventure in life, death & possibilities. I had a very strong attachment to this book after reading it. This is definitely a book I will be buying and encouraging my kids to read. 


8 comments:

  1. How can I not read TPofG after this review..."an adventure in life, death and possibilities." Beautifully said! :-)

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  2. Thank you for the comments.

    @Amy Thank you! It is so true. The ending of this book really got me!

    I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. Wow! Great review. I love Gae so there is no doubt that I'll love her book. I've heard so many fabulous things about this book :)
    -Katelyn

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  4. thank you guys for the comments, and Mindy for doing the review.

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