Something Like Gravity
Chris and Maia aren’t off to a great start.
A near-fatal car accident first brings them together, and their next encounters don’t fare much better. Chris’s g ...more
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I was given the opportunity to read the final draft of this novel and I highly recommend it to all readers. The overall book follows thematic lines of kindness, understanding and self-exploration that are so vital to the young growing older and the older seeking to understand the younger. ...more
I'm only adding this book because I've got to say: There's a lot of really great, positive, own-voices genderqueer YA lit coming out this year. This book, in my opinion, doesn't seem like it's going to be included in that category. ...more
Told from both the POV's of Maia and Chris we get to see their romance blossom and hide their secrets. I loved getting in Chris's head, I don't really know all that much about being transgender. I also liked watching Maia take her sister's camera and try to see what she saw, in an effort to feel closer to her.
Something Like Gravity is a book about transgender and how it affects family as well as friendships, but especially the individual themselves.
I feel Ms. Smith caught the emotions well of what it's like for a transgender person to live in today's world. The bullying they go through and how they handle it whether it be taking things with a grain of salt because you are who you are or if it gets as bad as suicide.
People are who they are and should not be judged because they are ...more
I loved it. Speaking as a trans guy and a young adult librarian this book nails it in a way that didn't feel exploitative. I wish I had it when I was a teenager.
Something Like Gravity is a beautiful story about a transgender boy finding love for the first time. Most importantly, a love who understands him and loves him as he is. It’s such a beautiful and important love story.
Words cannot express how much I love this book. My heart absorbed every word in this book. The acceptance. The brutality. The sadness. The grief. The anger. All of the emotions, my heart just sucked them all in. I swear, my heart expanded th ...more
A year ago, Chris was badly beaten by group of males who hated Chris for being trans.
A year ago, Maia lost her sister Mallory due to an undetected heart defect.
Now, Chris finds himself in a small town in North Carolina, ten hours away from his home in Buffalo, spending the summer with his aunt after his parents decide that they need some time separate from him.
Maia finds herself avoiding all of her friends, wallowi ...more
Chris is spending the summer with his aunt in North Carolina after being homeschooled for the past year after a terrible assault. Maia lives next door to Chris's aunt and is trying to recover from her sister suddenly dying. Their first meeting is when Chris almost runs over Maia, so a friendship doesn't look promising, but they're going to be neighbors for the summer, so Chris tries to make it up to her.
Something like Gra ...more
I am so excited about the young adult genre embracing diversity in many upcoming releases. Books like SOMETHING LIKE GRAVITY are important because they speak to people, let them know they're not alone in what they're going through. And for those of us who haven't had a similar experience as Chris and Maia's in this book, it helps us understand and treat others with empathy.
Full review to come one month prior to publication date!
A sincere thanks to NetGalley and Simon and Schust ...more
This was incredible. This story follows Chris, a transboy teen, and Maia, his next door neighbor after Chris chooses to live with his Aunt for a few months. So, this was amazing at breaking both Chris and Maia and why they worked together and also why they didn’t. It took complex themes and wove them into a kinda cliche narrative about two people, and two families, on the brink of collapse, and turned it into a cropping, sad, and inspiring contemporary.
The movie version of "Simon Vs The Homosapein Agenda."
I really hope they meant the book.
But you know what? I'm willing to overlook this book-name error because this. Sounds. So. Good.