The Gravity of Us
Amidst the chaos, Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon, another “ ...more
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Cal is a successful social media journalist with over half a million followers. But he doesn’t just make wry or cynical observations, or talk about the latest trends or restaurants in his Brooklyn neighborhood or in NYC. He really uses social media to make a difference, and played a huge part in getting younger people interested in the last presidential election. And people noticed—he landed an internship with BuzzFeed he can’t wait for.
But his whole ...more
The Gravity of Us was one of many upcoming queer releases that I was really looking forward to. It is an OwnVoices novel, it's queer, it has a beautiful cover - it ticks all the boxes. The main character is Cal, a teenage boy about to finish his last year of high school with ambitious plans: he wants to become a journalist. Already he has half a million followers on a platform where he regularly ...more
but i will certainly try to get an audio file from penguin I'M READING THIS BOOK EARLY ONE WAY OR ANOTHER
i have just gotten word that i will in fact be getting an ARC
Science + gays = perfection
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That moment when the author comments on your post about their book. Like didn’t think that would happen!
Science Fiction isn’t my genre of choice BUT I’ll give this a shot.
I can't decide if this makes for a great pairing with THE WEIGHT OF THE STARS by K. Ancrum or if I just wanna see a conversation between the authors in which they talk about writing space-nerd queer YA but either way I like that they exist in the same universe that is my bookshelf.
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“I’m leaving. On Monday. Dad’s a fucking astronaut.”
Cal had it all planned out. A Buzzfeed internship. Covering the best stories for his FlashFeed channel. Moving in with his best and only friend. A careful patch to the perfect career in journalism.
But now ...more
This is a story about a space mission, social media, and first love. But the space mission never really felt real until near the end, there was so much streaming or reality tv that I felt like shaking my fist and yelling at kids to get off my non-existent lawn, and the first love was hella insta-love-y and took off at the speed of light.
But maybe this isn't as bad as it seemed to ...more
A more detailed review will be posted when we're closer to the release date.
The Gravity of Us tells such a contemporary story that you really cannot help but feel like it's something that could totally happen in a not-so-distant future.
I always appreciate it when authors manage to include in their books the use of social media in a good and positive way, since it's such a big and ...more
This was a really cute story, that I enjoyed a lot. I liked Cal as the main character, and enjoyed his relationship with Leon, although it did seem a little fast. I liked how a lot of the story revolved around the fact that his family was not perfect, and how he realizes that the Astronauts and their families are also not as perfect as they appear on TV.
I did feel like the story felt rushed in some places, and would have liked to see the Star Watch do even more terrible things in the name of ...more
First of all, thank you so much to Bloomsbury and Edelweiss for sending me an early copy of this book
Okay, I was so excited for this book and I can’t fully believe how much this exceeded my expectations. This book not only has an incredible m/m relationship but it also talks about so many interesting topics. This has drama and romance and politics and that annoying white dude everyone wants to punch in the face.
I have to be honest with y’all, some books when they get into stuff like ...more
Our eyes meet. And it’s clear that, sometimes, the universe is just wrong.”
I have a really, really hard ...more
CWs : Brief descriptions of depression, anxiety, and general symptoms of mental health issues
This is one of the most deeply hopeful and empowering YA stories I've read in quite some time. With a smart, headstrong character like Cal facing down the powers of NASA, a massive social media following, and the stress of being thrust into a reality show nightmare, this book takes all the pressure, hopelessness, and cynicism that real teens face on a daily basis and makes it literal. The odds ...more
You don’t need to know a lot about NASA or love for that matter to enjoy this book, but you will differently walk way learning about both.
Can’t wait to see what Phil writes next.
Phil Stamper grew up in a rural village near Dayton, Ohio. He has a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Publishing with Creative Writing. And, unsurprisingly, a lot of student debt. He works for a major book publisher in New York City and lives in Brooklyn with his husband and their ...more