Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
Expected publication: July 5th 2016
An asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. A big, bad one. Yuri, a physicist prodigy from Russia, has been called to NASA as they calculate a plan to avoid disaster. He knows how to stop the asteroid: his research in antimatter will probably win him a Nobel prize–if there’s ever another Nobel prize awarded. But Yuri’s 17, and having a hard time making older, stodgy physicists listen to him. Then he meets Dovie, who lives like a normal teenager, oblivious to the impending doom. Being with her, on the adventures she plans when he’s not at NASA, Yuri catches a glimpse of what it means to save the world and save a life worth living.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book and I’m surprised by how much I really liked it.
I loved the characters, especially Dovie. I thought she really shined and made this book what it was.
I liked the science scenes and NASA a lot but I think some people won’t really be fond of them. It wasn’t in depth science but it did have a bit of science lingo, which I don’t think everyone will like.
I felt like Dovie and Yuri’s relationship was really cute and I liked it but the more I thought about it, the more I felt it was a bit rushed. But given the plot of the book, that might have been on purpose.
Overall, I thought this was a really fun, cute read. Even though I think there was a few things that could have been better, I really enjoyed it.
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