finished reading

I loved this book and can't wait to talk to my students about it. It's a coming of age story that takes place in one week, triggered by an innocent hypothetical question. The characters are vivid and charming, although it took me a while to warm up to Higgs, the main character.

From the publisher:
Higgs Boson Bing has seven days left before his perfect high school career is completed. Then it's on to Harvard to fulfill the fantasy portrait of success that he and his parents have cultivated for the past four years. Four years of academic achievement. Four years of debate championships. Two years of dating the most popular girl in school. It was, literally, everything his parents could have wanted. Everything they wanted for Higgs's older brother Jeffrey, in fact.

But something's not right. And when Higgs's girlfriend presents him with a seemingly innocent hypothetical question about whether or not he'd give her a kidney . . . the exposed fault lines reach straight down to the foundations of his life. . . .

1 comment:

Paula Kaye said...

You're killing me girl! Another good one for my pile!!