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Love is both wave and particle

by Cody, Paul, 1953-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y CODY PAUL
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Teen Books
 
Call Number  Y CODY PAUL
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Young Adult Fiction YAF CODY
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YAF CODY
 
 
Summary

This achingly beautiful novel considers how to measure love when it has the power to both save and destroy.

Levon Grady and Samantha Vash are both students at an alternative high school for high-achieving but troubled teens. They have been chosen for a year-long project where they write their life stories and collect interviews from people who know them. The only rule is 100% confidentiality--they will share their work only with each other. What happens will transform their lives.

Told from the perspectives of Levon, Sam, and all the people who know them best, this is a love story infused with science and the exploration of identity. In Love Is Both Wave and Particle , Paul Cody looks at how love behaves in different situations, and how it can shed light on even the darkest heart.

Praise for Love is Both Wave and Particle :

"[A] series of first-person narratives from the teens' parents, classmates, and counselor . . . offer varied perspectives on Sam and quiet, handsome Levon Grady, who is "maybe somewhere on the broad spectrum of Asperger's," as he puts it. . . . Part romance, part psychological study, adult author Cody's first book for teens thoughtfully conveys Sam and Levon's complex mental states, the evolution of their relationship, and their journeys of self-discovery ." -- Publishers Weekly

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For their senior project, Levon and Samantha have been asked to write about their lives and get others to write about them, too, showing their work only to each other and their teacher. Opening up to a stranger is easier said than done for Levon, known as a mysterious figure at their alternative high school, as well as for Sam, who's joining her new classmates after a year dealing with a serious bout of depression. Over the school year, however, the project becomes a lifeline for the pair. Cody's first book for teens is engaging and well written. The novel constantly shifts perspectives, and while telling the story from the point of view of a parent or teacher isn't unheard of in YA, too often the sections devoted to adult narrators distract from the teen story line. The multiple-narrator approach keeps the story interesting, but it also leads to some repetitiveness. This is a novel for anyone interested in the labels we are given, and the ones we give ourselves.--Horan, Molly Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "After a suicide attempt, Sam Vash enrolls in an alternative high school in Ithaca, N.Y., where she's given a long-term assignment with another senior. The two are to gather stories about themselves from friends, family, and others, and create autobiographies. "It was English and writing, with maybe some psychology and personal history thrown in," Sam explains. What follows is a series of first-person narratives from the teens' parents, classmates, and counselor, which provide material for the memoirs and offer varied perspectives on Sam and quiet, handsome Levon Grady, who is "maybe somewhere on the broad spectrum of Asperger's," as he puts it. Through these shifting points of view, which can at times be difficult to keep straight, readers get hints about why Sam slit her wrists at boarding school and how Levon's upbringing with his scientist mother has affected him. Part romance, part psychological study, adult author Cody's first book for teens thoughtfully conveys Sam and Levon's complex mental states, the evolution of their relationship, and their journeys of self-discovery. Ages 14-up. Agent: Faye Bender, the Book Group. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Love -- Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Gifted children -- Fiction.
Mental illness -- Fiction.
Alternative schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Issues -- Dating & Sex.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Issues -- Depression & Mental Illness.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Parents.
Ithaca, (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description pages cm
ISBN 9781626726888
1626726884
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