Catalyst – by Laurie Halse Anderson (Paperback) Description:

Catalyst – by Meet Kate Malone-straight A science and math geek ministers daughter ace long-distance runner girlfriend unwilling family caretaker emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her life by organizing it as logically as the periodic table. She can handle it all-or so she thinks. Then like a string of chemical reactions everything happens: the Malones neighbors get burned out of their home and move in. Because her father is a Good Man of God (and a Not Very Thoughtful Parent) Kate has to share her room with her nemesis Teri Litch and Teris adorable troublemaking little brother. And through it all shes still waiting to hear from the only college she has applied to: MIT. Kates life is less and less under control-and then something happens that blows it all apart and forces her to examine her life self and heart for the first time. Set in the same community as the remarkable Speak Catalyst is a novel that will make you think laugh cry and rejoice-sometimes at the same time. Catalyst – by Laurie Halse Anderson (Paperback)