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Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson

cookeallie, December 7, 2011

"Catalyst", by Laurie Halse Anderson, did an amazing job at relating to an average high schooler's life. The book was interesting enough for me to read from start to finish and not lose my attention even once. I could never guess what was going to happen next."Catalyst" also did a well job at bringing every type of issue to the table, whether those issues being bullying, child abuse, academic stress, relationship and friend issues, and even death. I felt that every person that has a chance to read the book could greatly relate to it in one way, if not multiple ways. Before starting the book, I thought it would be based around a girl who wants to get into MIT, but after reading the first 100 pages, I realized the story would include much more than just that. I enjoyed how the author combined multiple peoples' different issues together, relating the characters all in ways that I never would have thought of until after reading. Unfortunately, like everything else in the novel, I was not expecting the ending. I had different expectations of the ending ,and I kept thinking that something different would happen. But to my dismay, nothing did. Although I didn't enjoy the ending, I thought "Catalyst" was a terrific book for high school students to read, or anyone for that matter.
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