Polarity in Motion
By Brenda Vicars
By Brenda Vicars
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.
Polarity in Motion is a book about a young teen, Polarity, who has a not-so-easy life, with a mother with borderline personality disorder which has them constantly moving. So when you throw in a nude picture of her that is circling through the entire school and social services taking her away, she’s trying to search for the truth. Polarity also starts to crush on Ethan, a boy who seemed at first the only one who would help her, then starts ignoring her out of the blue. As the story goes on, Polarity uncovers the truth, maybe more than she expected.
Polarity in Motion was genius. I was captivated the whole time, it had me on the edge of my seat. As a teenage girl myself, I felt for Polarity. When I first started this book, I asked myself, “How would deal I with this awful situation?” My answer was not the same as what Polarity did. This book was intense to the core and I loved it. I thought it was great that Polarity’s story wasn’t the only one told by Ms. Vicars.I also enjoyed Ethan’s, her mother’s and her grandmother’s. I applaud Ms. Vicars, this is a five star book.
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