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Catalyst, Laurie Halse Anderson's third novel for teens, is a deftly fashioned character study of a seldom explored subject in YA fiction: the type-A adolescent. Teens will identify (if not exactly sympathize) with prickly Kate instantly, and be shocked or perhaps secretly pleased to discover that life is no easier for the honor roll student than it is for the outcast. Anderson earns an A plus for this revealing and realistic take on life, death, and GPAs. (Ages 12 and older) --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is amazing it makes you want to read more books buy this author.Published 13 days ago by lila
I love LHA's ability to bring to life the intensity of real teenagers caught in impossible situations that are all too real, and not nearly uncommon enough. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laura
Sets a well good example on how people should take the time and think about whats going in their lives. You neven know when a catastrophe might occur. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This story was so true-to-life. It made me remember my senior year of high school and the stress of trying to get into college. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kelly Mills
I gave this book a five star rating for its impeccable beauty and wonderful righting style. It packs a heavy punch with the right amount of softness to catch you and keeps you... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rebecca Mcdonald
This was an okay book. And that's pretty much it. Okay. Just okay.
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Kate Malone’s life is on the right track- she’s a straight A senior in high school, is a talented runner on the track team, has good friends, and is pretty sure that she’ll get... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie
The characters are very well developed. I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it mostly to high school aged teens, though I am in my twenties and liked it.Published 9 months ago by t_phillips