Synopsis: ‘Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless.
Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink.
Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder.
They are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they—like everyone else—are made of molecules.’
The story is narrated from both Stewart and Ashley’s point of view. Each ‘voice’ is different and brings the characters to life. Stewart has an underlying innocence to all that he does and thinks, which evokes feelings of protection from the reader. Ashley on the other hand may cause the reader to take deep breaths as they struggle to contain the urge to tell her some home truths. Ashley is self centred, selfish and has no empathy for anyone around her.
An enjoyable read, bringing to the fore social issues such as peer pressure, the meaning of the word ‘NO’ and true friendship. A feel good book for those needing a pick me up.
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