By Laurie Halse Anderson
Meet Kate Malone-straight A technological know-how and math geek, minister's daughter, ace long-distance runner, female friend, unwilling relatives caretaker, emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her lifestyles through organizing it, as logically because the periodic desk. she will be able to deal with it all-or so she thinks. Then, like a string of chemical reactions, every thing occurs: the Malones' friends get burned out in their domestic and flow in. simply because her father is an efficient guy of God (and a now not Very considerate Parent), Kate has to percentage her room together with her nemesis, Teri Litch, and Teri's lovable, troublemaking little brother. and during all of it, she's nonetheless ready to listen to from the single university she has utilized to: MIT. Kate's existence is much less and not more less than control-and then, whatever occurs that blows all of it aside, and forces her to envision her lifestyles, self, and center for the 1st time. Set within the comparable neighborhood because the awesome Speak, Catalyst is a unique that might make you're thinking that, snort, cry, and rejoice-sometimes while.