The Gravity of Us
Books | Young Adult Fiction / LGBT
"I'm so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book." - Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda In this smart, heart-warming YA debut perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, two teens find love when their lives are uprooted for their parents' involvement in a NASA mission to Mars.Cal wants to be a journalist, and he's already well underway with almost half a million followers on his FlashFame app and an upcoming internship at Buzzfeed. But his plans are derailed when his pilot father is selected for a highly-publicized NASA mission to Mars. Within days, Cal and his parents leave Brooklyn for hot and humid Houston. With the entire nation desperate for any new information about the astronauts, Cal finds himself thrust in the middle of a media circus. Suddenly his life is more like a reality TV show, with his constantly bickering parents struggling with their roles as the "perfect American family." And then Cal meets Leon, whose mother is another astronaut on the mission, and he finds himself falling head over heels--and fast. They become an oasis for each other amid the craziness of this whole experience. As their relationship grows, so does the frenzy surrounding the Mars mission, and when secrets are revealed about ulterior motives of the program, Cal must find a way to get to the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.
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"I won this book in a goodreads giveaway. I first noticed the cover, absolutely gorgeous. The story takes place in New York which hooked me right away since I'm planning on traveling there next year. Everything about this story while fiction was just so relatable. Today's technology, teen drama, media, social networking, ugh parents lol. I fell in love with all the characters saw reflections of them in my own family and friends. The only thing I didn't like was the descriptions of the characters was lacking a little. So it was hard for me to get a clear picture in my head of them. The story flowed so well though and I thought the summer romance was very warm and inviting especially with trials they went through together. I'm not sure what more I can say about this book but that is just felt real. I felt like these people were out there and these things were really happening and I had front row seats. I loved it. I found my self laughing and awkwardly tearing up at the people's compassion for this space program and what they were about. Just a very unexpected lovely read.<br/><br/>Oh p.s. Your the mockingjay lol I just had to throw that in there."
"Wasn’t my fav. I wasn’t a huge fan of how it was written, and the plot was very predictable. I didn’t finish it the first time I tried to read it, and when I went back to try again I remembered why I put it down. In my opinion, the romance was rushed, but in the end, it wrapped up okay. Not my favorite read, but not the worst I’ve ever read."