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Love is both wave and particle /

by Cody, Paul [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.Edition: First edition.Description: 311 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781626726888; 1626726884.Subject(s): Love -- Fiction | Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction | Identity -- Fiction | Gifted children -- Fiction | Mental illness -- Fiction | Alternative schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Ithaca, (N.Y.) -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Issues -- Dating & Sex | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Issues -- Depression & Mental Illness | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Parents | Romance fiction | Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction | Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction | Gifted children -- Fiction | Mental illness -- Fiction | Alternative schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Ithaca (N.Y.) -- Fiction | Romance fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex | Romance fiction | Romance fiction | Fiction | Young adult fictionSummary: In this love story set in Ithaca, New York, at an alternative high school whose two requirements for admission are academic excellence and psychiatric disability, a boy and girl work on their year-long senior project to write their life stories as informed by the points-of-view of people who have known them through their lives.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This achingly beautiful novel considers how to measure love when it has the power to both save and destroy.

Levon Grady and Samantha Vash are both students at an alternative high school for high-achieving but troubled teens. They have been chosen for a year-long project where they write their life stories and collect interviews from people who know them. The only rule is 100% confidentiality--they will share their work only with each other. What happens will transform their lives.

Told from the perspectives of Levon, Sam, and all the people who know them best, this is a love story infused with science and the exploration of identity. In Love Is Both Wave and Particle , Paul Cody looks at how love behaves in different situations, and how it can shed light on even the darkest heart.

Praise for Love is Both Wave and Particle :

"[A] series of first-person narratives from the teens' parents, classmates, and counselor . . . offer varied perspectives on Sam and quiet, handsome Levon Grady, who is "maybe somewhere on the broad spectrum of Asperger's," as he puts it. . . . Part romance, part psychological study, adult author Cody's first book for teens thoughtfully conveys Sam and Levon's complex mental states, the evolution of their relationship, and their journeys of self-discovery ." -- Publishers Weekly

In this love story set in Ithaca, New York, at an alternative high school whose two requirements for admission are academic excellence and psychiatric disability, a boy and girl work on their year-long senior project to write their life stories as informed by the points-of-view of people who have known them through their lives.

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Horn Book Review

This multi-voiced love story is set in an elite alternative high school in which a beautiful (but suicidal) girl and a handsome (but socially deprived) boy are paired for a therapy-like senior project. This structure is diluted by the addition of loosely connected and disruptive character sketches that have a distancing effect, and Cody's treatment of mental-health issues is shallow and unenlightening. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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