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The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller
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it was amazing

What a stunning piece of work!! FYI, this book is not just for middle graders. When Natalie’s mom stops coming out of her room for months in a row, their small family is shaken and they stop really talking.

In THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, Tae Keller tackles a multitude of themes with impressive finesse and relatable writing. From a parent suffering depression to what true friendship means, family and the importance of heritage, this book is loaded!

Despite being aimed at middle graders, Keller’s book does not gloss over mental health struggles. It is honestly one of the most honest and realistic portrayals of depression I’ve read. The protagonist Natalie is brave, independent and dynamic. I fell in love quickly with Dari and a bit slower with Twig, but what great friends Natalie has!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book for people of all ages. It is so well written with complex, engaging characters that you will never forget.

PS- the audiobook is equally fantastic! Jennifer Kim is an incredible narrator.
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Reading Progress

April 20, 2018 – Shelved
April 20, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
May 18, 2018 – Started Reading
May 20, 2018 –
May 20, 2018 – Finished Reading

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