Saturday, July 10, 2010

Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson

Written by Ari at 6:13 PM
Do You Agree? 
Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson
Pages: 240
Pub Date: September 1, 2003
Author Website/Blog: http://halseanderson.livejournal.com/
Synopsis: Meet Kate Malone -- straight-A science and math geek, minister's daughter, ace long-distance runner, new girlfriend (to Mitchell "Early Decision Harvard" Pangborn III), unwilling family caretaker, and emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her life by organizing it as logically as the periodic table. She can handle it all -- or so she thinks. Then, things change as suddenly as a string of chemical reactions; first, the Malones' neighbors get burned out of their own home and move in. Kate has to share her room with her nemesis, Teri Litch, and Teri's little brother. The days are ticking down and she's still waiting to hear from the only college she applied to: MIT. Kate feels that her life is spinning out of her control -- and then, something happens that truly blows it all apart.


The same setting as SPEAK, Laurie Halse Anderson truly delivers once again with a life changing lesson that is meant to teach a lesson, a lesson some of us, like Kate, dont know until its really to late. She had plans to go to MIT. It was the only school she applied to. Im pretty sure you dont need to read the book to figure out what happens ;) But its perfect. It also shows how sometimes the person you dislike you may know nothing about. Its a terribly sad book though. But its still amazing. But what else is to be expected of Laurie Halse Anderson :)

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