Sunday, July 15, 2007

Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande Book Review

Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande
(Knopf, Hardcover)

All of Mena's friends hate her and it's all because she did the right thing. Now her parents are upset with her, her church group won't talk to her, and she has to start the school year off with absolutely no friends. It seems like no will talk to her--except for Casey, her genius science lab partner. Then her science class starts a chapter on evolution and her life becomes even more dramatic when she is caught up in a controversy between science and religion. Oh, and could she possibly be crushing on Casey??!! I really liked this book because Robin Brande packs a powerful message into it without becoming preachy. Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature should be required reading for any high school class...well, maybe not required because we know that usually takes all the fun out of it. But we could all learn something from the way Mena deals with her feelings towards science, religion, and even friendship. Plus Casey sounds pretty cute. :-)


  1. I want to read this. I've heard a lot of good about it. I'll have to put this on my list. Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

  2. I quite enjoyed this book as well. Nice review!


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