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The Theory of Everything


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ISBN13: 9780399256264
ISBN10: 0399256261
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2014 Oregon Book Award for Young Adult Literature

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One part Libba Bray's GOING BOVINE, two parts String Theory, and three parts love story equals a whimsical novel that will change the way you think about the world.

Sophie Sophia is obsessed with music from the late eighties. She also has an eccentric physicist father who sometimes vanishes for days and sees things other people don’t see. But when he disappears for good and Sophie’s mom moves them from Brooklyn, New York, to Havencrest, Illinois, for a fresh start, things take a turn for the weird. Sophie starts seeing things, like marching band pandas, just like her dad.

Guided by Walt, her shaman panda, and her new (human) friend named Finny, Sophie is determined to find her father and figure out her visions, once and for all. So she travels back to where it began — New York City and NYU’s physics department. As she discovers more about her dad’s research on M-theory and her father himself, Sophie opens her eyes to the world’s infinite possibilities — and her heart to love.

Perfect for fans of Going Bovine, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The Probability of Miracles.

About the Author

Kari Luna (www.kariluna.com) writes stories, teaches yoga and eats apricots. She also covets cashmere sweaters, collects toys from the sixties and thinks soul music is the cure for everything. She lives in Portland, Oregon. You can visit the fictional Sophie Sophia, read her blog, and download mixtapes at www.thetheoryofeverythingbook.com.

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Beverly B, April 24, 2015 (view all comments by Beverly B)
An odd story, quirky protagonist and lovable shaman panda make for an entertaining and memorable story. The Theory of Everything is a coming of age story with a twist. Sophia is an unreliable narrator, maybe. Sophia is having a difficult time. She is the new kid in school and wants to make a good impression. Her plan fails when the cafeteria workers start to perform Rock N Roll High School by the Ramones. Sophie dives into the mosh pit only to discover there was no performance, and she is flat on her back on the table of the mean girls. Sophie's mother moved them away from her father and his dangerously erratic behavior. Now, Sophie is experiencing the same strange visions as her father. Sophie's best friend thinks she is hallucinating. Her mother fears Sophie is mentally ill, but Sophie is convinced the visions are some kind of parallel universe. When the visions start coming more frequently, Sophie fears her mother will put her in a mental hospital. With help from her shaman giant panda, Walt, and her new best friend, Finny, Sophie goes in search of her father and answers to what is happening to her.
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Miss Anonymous, July 10, 2014 (view all comments by Miss Anonymous)
I haven't read this book yet but.... PANDAS ARE AWESOME. So I know I will love this book.
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Luna, Kari
Philomel Books
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Family - General
Children s-General
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Grade Level:
from 9
8.48 x 5.87 x 1.24 in 1.03 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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