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Flashback Friday: THE PULL OF GRAVITY by Gae Polisner
Aug 29th, 2014 by Liza Wiemer

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8891408THE PULL OF GRAVITY

by Gae Polisner

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Pub Date: May 10, 2011

Pages: 202

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From Goodreads: 

While Nick Gardner’s family is falling apart, his best friend, Scooter, is dying from a freak disease. The Scoot’s final wish is that Nick and their quirky classmate, Jaycee Amato, deliver a prized first-edition copy of Of Mice and Men to the Scoot’s father. There’s just one problem: the Scoot’s father walked out years ago and hasn’t been heard from since. So, guided by Steinbeck’s life lessons, and with only the vaguest of plans, Nick and Jaycee set off to find him. Characters you’ll want to become friends with and a narrative voice that sparkles with wit make this a truly original coming-of-age story.

My review from September 17, 2011


The Pull of Gravity
by Gae Polisner

The Pull of Gravity will definitely pull you into the MC Nick Gardner’s life and take you along on a journey this freshman wasn’t quite prepared for but will definitely change him forever. Scooter, his friend and neighbor, has Hutchinson-Giford progeria syndrome, a disease that’s killing him, Nick’s father is obese and decides to walk to NYC to get his life in order, and then Jaycee, a girl who’s own life has been pretty messed up, pops in and complicates everything for Nick by becoming obsessed with finding Scooter’s father who left Scooter early on in his life. There are lots of interesting twists and turns with references to Star Wars and the novel, Of Mice and Men. It all interconnects with lots of tender moments, raw emotion, and humor too. The Pull of Gravity is a journey you will definitely want to take in – I recommend that you read this book with a can of cherry cola – you may suddenly find yourself craving one! Lovely and touching novel about loss, friendship, family, and romance.

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