Polarity in Motion
by Brenda Vicars
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Fifteen-year-old Polarity Weeks just wants to live a normal life, but with a mother diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, that’s rarely easy. Her life gets exponentially more disastrous when her sixth-period history classmates start ogling a nude picture of her on the Internet. Polarity would never have struck such a shameless pose, but the photo is definitely of her, and she’s at a complete loss to explain its existence.
Child Protective Services yanks her from her home, suspecting her parents. The kids at school mock her, assuming she took it herself. And Ethan, the boy she was really starting to like, backpedals and joins the taunting chorus. Surrounded by disbelief and derision on all sides, Polarity desperately seeks the truth among her friends. Only then does she learn that everyone has dark secrets, and no one’s life is anywhere near normal.
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This book was a bit interesting to say the least. I typically don't read too many Ya books. But this one was well written. I felt so bad for Polarity Weeks attending a new school and being made of because she was a bit on the poor side. her world got turned upside down when the school found a naked picture of her floating around the social networks and that the she knew all about it. One day she woke up at her house the next she was in foster care. She pleaded with everyone that she and her parents had nothing to do with the picture but everyone else thought they knew better or did they? her only friend through this was Ethan he was a sweet boy and tried to help Polarity get to the bottom of things with this incident. polarity was a very strong girl for her age and very mature which made like her character even more. At times I know she felt battered and a bit bewildered by her mom but she loved her mom and understood her mom's sickness. a great book for middle to high school. This would make a great book for them to learn about bullying too.
She entered education because she felt called to teach, but her students taught her the biggest lesson: the playing field is not even for all kids. Through her work, she became increasingly compelled to bring their unheard voices to the page. The heartbeat of her fiction emanates from the courage and resiliency of her students.
Brenda’s hobbies include reading, making things out of re-purposed wood, pulling weeds in the garden, and going to Zumba classes.