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Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
Evolution Me Other Freaks of Nature
Author: Robin Brande
Your best friend hates you. The guy you liked hates you. Your entire group of friends hates you. — All because you did the right thing. — Welcome to life for Mena, whose year is starting off in the worst way possible. She's been kicked out of her church group and no one will talk to her not even her own parents. No one except for Casey, her supe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440240303
ISBN-10: 0440240301
Publication Date: 1/13/2009
Pages: 272
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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EVOLUTION, ME, AND OTHER FREAKS OF NATURE is a startling, controversial, humorous, and question-riddled read that is unlike anything out there. It makes science appealing, yet doesn't blast religion like most books of its ilk are prone to do.

While Mena is a rather infuriatingly passive protagonist, most of the characters are, indeed, well drawnâincluding Mena's passivity. The so-called âBack TurnersââMena's old and horrendously close-minded church friendsâare for the most part evil villain types, but the heroes and heroines are all extremely quirky, intelligent, and lovable. I wanted more action on Mena's part, but I understand her position of fear, trying to hide from her old friends who now bully her. Mena's relationship with her disappointed parents could have been more developed, but I appreciated how Brande is not claiming that science is superior to religion, or that the two cannot coexist. Overall, I really enjoyed this well-written and hopeful debut novel.
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EVOLUTION, ME, AND OTHER FREAKS OF NATURE is a startling, controversial, humorous, and question-riddled read that is unlike anything out there. It makes science appealing, yet doesn't blast religion like most books of its ilk are prone to do.

While Mena is a rather infuriatingly passive protagonist, most of the characters are, indeed, well drawnâincluding Mena's passivity. The so-called âBack TurnersââMena's old and horrendously close-minded church friendsâare for the most part evil villain types, but the heroes and heroines are all extremely quirky, intelligent, and lovable. I wanted more action on Mena's part, but I understand her position of fear, trying to hide from her old friends who now bully her. Mena's relationship with her disappointed parents could have been more developed, but I appreciated how Brande is not claiming that science is superior to religion, or that the two cannot coexist. Overall, I really enjoyed this well-written and hopeful debut novel.


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