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Fighting Gravity by Leah Petersen
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Apr 27, 12

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Read on April 27, 2012

Fighting Gravity is Leah Petersen's debut novel. She constructed a future world where the class you are born into means everything. But it isn't what I would consider a dystopian novel. While there are flaws with the social structure they aren't that far off from our own. In fact, this future world that Leah created is fairly accepting of homosexuality. It is far more egregious that someone have a relationship with someone below their class than of the same sex.

The protagonist, Jacob Dawes, manages to escape his destiny as an unclass due to his genius which leads him on his journey of growing up into a scientist to be reckoned with and a man. He is passionate in everything he does often taking him places he doesn't intend. I found myself crying with him during his times of heartbreak and beaming with his triumphs.

I look forward to a sequel which I've been told is in the works. I wasn't ready to let this world go when I got to the last page.
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