Title: Polarity in Motion
Author: Brenda Vicars
Synopsis: 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.
I haven´t read anything about this author before and I didn´t know what to expect about Polarity in Motion.
The book hooked me from the very beginning and it kept my undivided attention till the end. The whole mystery anround Polarity is catching and exiting at the very same time. Apart from the plot twists that keep happening through the whole story I loved all the subtexts the whole story tried to teach. It treats topics like bullying, race and the dangers of the internet. It really made me think about all those everyday issues.
The main character is really good, I liked Polarity and her whole family. She is a strong character that fights for what she knows is worthy and she evolves as a person through the book. On the other hand, Ethan is the perfect male character, he remains in the backgroung as a more secondary character and allows Polarity to evolve as a person, I really liked that they don´t become an item almost till the end.
I would really recommend this book for all of those that like to think about thorny issues while reading a great book.