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.
What an amazing story of self discovery!
Polarity in Motion was a fantastic breath of fresh air. It was emotional, uplifting and empowering to see Polarity embark on such a journey. Not only did she rise from humiliating ashes, she became better for it.
Polarity is the kind of character you instantly relate to, she is down to earth, awkward & just trying to find a place to fit it. Dealing with her mother is hard enough, so she feels like school is a safe ground to feel normal. That is until crap hits the fan. I couldn't imagine what Polarity must have gone through when she was not only being made fun of at school, but taken out of the arms of her mother. I shed quiet a few tears during some of these extremely emotional scenes, because I wanted to help....and if an author can suck you in like that then they're doing something right.
My only qualm with the book was a few things on how it ended, they seemed a little too "easy" for me, I wanted a tad bit for fight, but overall I truly enjoyed this book & thank Brenda for creating such a stong couragous character for me to enjoy!
About the Author:
Brenda Vicars has worked in Texas public education for many years. Her jobs have included teaching, serving as a principal, and directing student support programs. For three years, she also taught college English to prison inmates.
She entered education because she felt called to teach, but her students taught her the biggest lesson: the playing field is not even for all kids. Through her work, she became increasingly compelled to bring their unheard voices to the page. The heartbeat of her fiction emanates from the courage and resiliency of her students.
Brenda’s hobbies include reading, making things out of re-purposed wood, pulling weeds in the garden, and going to Zumba classes.