The Calculus of Change

The Calculus of Change

A poignant and empowering teen novel of grief, unrequited love, and finding comfort in one's own skin. Aden isn't looking for love in her senior year. She's much more focused on things like getting a solo gig at Ike's and keeping her brother from illegal herbal recreation. But when Tate walks into Calculus class wearing a yarmulke and a grin, Aden's heart is gone in an inst A poignant and empowering teen novel of grief, unrequited love, and finding comfort in one's own skin. Aden isn't ...

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Title:The Calculus of Change
Author:Jessie Hilb
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:132883025X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Calculus of Change Reviews

  • Cindy
    Oct 08, 2017

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

  • Cali
    Apr 17, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

    Very good family/friendship relationship drama for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, etc. about falling in love with the wrong person and reconnecting broken families. ...

    This was beautiful, and the ending was perfect. ...

    I was really excited for this book, because even though I'm not really that great at calculus, I still like the idea of it, and I was hoping I'd be able to really relate to the main character, Aden, through her love of calculus. I imagined myself reading about how Aden was working on d...

    The Calculus of Change is a coming of age novel about a high school student, Aden, who learns to observe herself, her thoughts and her actions in a way that allows her to understand what she wants and needs out of life and the people surrounding her, which is something that many adults...

    I expected this to be a light-hearted book with the usual teenage angst and swoony romance. Boy was I surprised when I got so much more than I anticipated. The Calculus of Change deals with a lot of real life, heavy issues. From drug abuse and sexual assault to teenage pregnancy an...

    Aden has been missing her mother for over ten years. Her dad has been raising Aden and her younger brother since their mother?s death. Aden is now a senior in high school and struggles to remember the mother whom she hardly got to know. Aden also began tutoring one of her classmates,...

    Sweet story. It took a bit to get into, but once I got rolling and started to connect to the characters, I was hooked. Well-written and easy to read. ...

  • RivkaBelle
    Jun 24, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    Feb 07, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

  • KayCee K
    Jan 24, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

  • Lindsay
    Mar 24, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

    Very good family/friendship relationship drama for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, etc. about falling in love with the wrong person and reconnecting broken families. ...

    This was beautiful, and the ending was perfect. ...

  • steph
    Mar 26, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

  • diana
    Nov 28, 2017

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

    Very good family/friendship relationship drama for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, etc. about falling in love with the wrong person and reconnecting broken families. ...

    This was beautiful, and the ending was perfect. ...

    I was really excited for this book, because even though I'm not really that great at calculus, I still like the idea of it, and I was hoping I'd be able to really relate to the main character, Aden, through her love of calculus. I imagined myself reading about how Aden was working on d...

    The Calculus of Change is a coming of age novel about a high school student, Aden, who learns to observe herself, her thoughts and her actions in a way that allows her to understand what she wants and needs out of life and the people surrounding her, which is something that many adults...

    I expected this to be a light-hearted book with the usual teenage angst and swoony romance. Boy was I surprised when I got so much more than I anticipated. The Calculus of Change deals with a lot of real life, heavy issues. From drug abuse and sexual assault to teenage pregnancy an...

  • Rebecca
    Dec 18, 2017

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

    Very good family/friendship relationship drama for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, etc. about falling in love with the wrong person and reconnecting broken families. ...

  • Madison
    Oct 08, 2017

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

  • Katie
    Apr 29, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

    Very good family/friendship relationship drama for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, etc. about falling in love with the wrong person and reconnecting broken families. ...

    This was beautiful, and the ending was perfect. ...

    I was really excited for this book, because even though I'm not really that great at calculus, I still like the idea of it, and I was hoping I'd be able to really relate to the main character, Aden, through her love of calculus. I imagined myself reading about how Aden was working on d...

    The Calculus of Change is a coming of age novel about a high school student, Aden, who learns to observe herself, her thoughts and her actions in a way that allows her to understand what she wants and needs out of life and the people surrounding her, which is something that many adults...

  • Shealea
    Sep 03, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

    Very good family/friendship relationship drama for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, etc. about falling in love with the wrong person and reconnecting broken families. ...

    This was beautiful, and the ending was perfect. ...

    I was really excited for this book, because even though I'm not really that great at calculus, I still like the idea of it, and I was hoping I'd be able to really relate to the main character, Aden, through her love of calculus. I imagined myself reading about how Aden was working on d...

    The Calculus of Change is a coming of age novel about a high school student, Aden, who learns to observe herself, her thoughts and her actions in a way that allows her to understand what she wants and needs out of life and the people surrounding her, which is something that many adults...

    I expected this to be a light-hearted book with the usual teenage angst and swoony romance. Boy was I surprised when I got so much more than I anticipated. The Calculus of Change deals with a lot of real life, heavy issues. From drug abuse and sexual assault to teenage pregnancy an...

    Aden has been missing her mother for over ten years. Her dad has been raising Aden and her younger brother since their mother?s death. Aden is now a senior in high school and struggles to remember the mother whom she hardly got to know. Aden also began tutoring one of her classmates,...

    Sweet story. It took a bit to get into, but once I got rolling and started to connect to the characters, I was hooked. Well-written and easy to read. ...

    I was sent a physical ARC by Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review. I?m not really sure how I feel about this book to be honest. One part of me likes it, another part of me doesn?t. And my feelings have been going on like this for over a week now. I guess I was expec...

    Note: Did not finish. I did not, could not, and would not ever finish The Calculus of Change. I gave up on this book extremely early (48 pages in, for the sake of specificity). That's really not enough material for me to say much about this book or to gauge whether its content is...

  • Nicole
    Jan 24, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

    Very good family/friendship relationship drama for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, etc. about falling in love with the wrong person and reconnecting broken families. ...

    This was beautiful, and the ending was perfect. ...

    I was really excited for this book, because even though I'm not really that great at calculus, I still like the idea of it, and I was hoping I'd be able to really relate to the main character, Aden, through her love of calculus. I imagined myself reading about how Aden was working on d...

    The Calculus of Change is a coming of age novel about a high school student, Aden, who learns to observe herself, her thoughts and her actions in a way that allows her to understand what she wants and needs out of life and the people surrounding her, which is something that many adults...

    I expected this to be a light-hearted book with the usual teenage angst and swoony romance. Boy was I surprised when I got so much more than I anticipated. The Calculus of Change deals with a lot of real life, heavy issues. From drug abuse and sexual assault to teenage pregnancy an...

    Aden has been missing her mother for over ten years. Her dad has been raising Aden and her younger brother since their mother?s death. Aden is now a senior in high school and struggles to remember the mother whom she hardly got to know. Aden also began tutoring one of her classmates,...

    Sweet story. It took a bit to get into, but once I got rolling and started to connect to the characters, I was hooked. Well-written and easy to read. ...

    I was sent a physical ARC by Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review. I?m not really sure how I feel about this book to be honest. One part of me likes it, another part of me doesn?t. And my feelings have been going on like this for over a week now. I guess I was expec...

  • Jaclyn
    Jan 05, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

  • Jen Selinsky
    Apr 11, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

    Very good family/friendship relationship drama for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, etc. about falling in love with the wrong person and reconnecting broken families. ...

    This was beautiful, and the ending was perfect. ...

    I was really excited for this book, because even though I'm not really that great at calculus, I still like the idea of it, and I was hoping I'd be able to really relate to the main character, Aden, through her love of calculus. I imagined myself reading about how Aden was working on d...

    The Calculus of Change is a coming of age novel about a high school student, Aden, who learns to observe herself, her thoughts and her actions in a way that allows her to understand what she wants and needs out of life and the people surrounding her, which is something that many adults...

    I expected this to be a light-hearted book with the usual teenage angst and swoony romance. Boy was I surprised when I got so much more than I anticipated. The Calculus of Change deals with a lot of real life, heavy issues. From drug abuse and sexual assault to teenage pregnancy an...

    Aden has been missing her mother for over ten years. Her dad has been raising Aden and her younger brother since their mother?s death. Aden is now a senior in high school and struggles to remember the mother whom she hardly got to know. Aden also began tutoring one of her classmates,...

  • Mervilyn
    Mar 18, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

  • Karen Upper
    May 30, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

  • emma
    May 04, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

  • Becca
    Jun 14, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

    Very good family/friendship relationship drama for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, etc. about falling in love with the wrong person and reconnecting broken families. ...

    This was beautiful, and the ending was perfect. ...

    I was really excited for this book, because even though I'm not really that great at calculus, I still like the idea of it, and I was hoping I'd be able to really relate to the main character, Aden, through her love of calculus. I imagined myself reading about how Aden was working on d...

    The Calculus of Change is a coming of age novel about a high school student, Aden, who learns to observe herself, her thoughts and her actions in a way that allows her to understand what she wants and needs out of life and the people surrounding her, which is something that many adults...

    I expected this to be a light-hearted book with the usual teenage angst and swoony romance. Boy was I surprised when I got so much more than I anticipated. The Calculus of Change deals with a lot of real life, heavy issues. From drug abuse and sexual assault to teenage pregnancy an...

    Aden has been missing her mother for over ten years. Her dad has been raising Aden and her younger brother since their mother?s death. Aden is now a senior in high school and struggles to remember the mother whom she hardly got to know. Aden also began tutoring one of her classmates,...

    Sweet story. It took a bit to get into, but once I got rolling and started to connect to the characters, I was hooked. Well-written and easy to read. ...

    I was sent a physical ARC by Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review. I?m not really sure how I feel about this book to be honest. One part of me likes it, another part of me doesn?t. And my feelings have been going on like this for over a week now. I guess I was expec...

    Note: Did not finish. I did not, could not, and would not ever finish The Calculus of Change. I gave up on this book extremely early (48 pages in, for the sake of specificity). That's really not enough material for me to say much about this book or to gauge whether its content is...

    I'm between 2 and 3 stars, but I think I'm not the intended audience for the book (I'm a 36 year old mom, and I think this is for teenagers), so I'll give it the 3. (I read this because a friend of mine gave me her Advance Reading Copy.) It's an easy read that moves along quickly, b...

    2.5/5 The writing was only fine, but the characters were not fine. All the characters start out really likable, then the author just makes them all have a crap ton of unnecessary and frankly underdeveloped issues. And I understand having self esteem issue and not loving your body bUT ...

  • Pernille Ripp
    May 31, 2017

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

  • Suzanne
    Jul 02, 2017

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

  • Misty
    Jan 09, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

  • Morgan
    Apr 16, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

    Very good family/friendship relationship drama for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, etc. about falling in love with the wrong person and reconnecting broken families. ...

    This was beautiful, and the ending was perfect. ...

    I was really excited for this book, because even though I'm not really that great at calculus, I still like the idea of it, and I was hoping I'd be able to really relate to the main character, Aden, through her love of calculus. I imagined myself reading about how Aden was working on d...

    The Calculus of Change is a coming of age novel about a high school student, Aden, who learns to observe herself, her thoughts and her actions in a way that allows her to understand what she wants and needs out of life and the people surrounding her, which is something that many adults...

    I expected this to be a light-hearted book with the usual teenage angst and swoony romance. Boy was I surprised when I got so much more than I anticipated. The Calculus of Change deals with a lot of real life, heavy issues. From drug abuse and sexual assault to teenage pregnancy an...

    Aden has been missing her mother for over ten years. Her dad has been raising Aden and her younger brother since their mother?s death. Aden is now a senior in high school and struggles to remember the mother whom she hardly got to know. Aden also began tutoring one of her classmates,...

    Sweet story. It took a bit to get into, but once I got rolling and started to connect to the characters, I was hooked. Well-written and easy to read. ...

    I was sent a physical ARC by Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review. I?m not really sure how I feel about this book to be honest. One part of me likes it, another part of me doesn?t. And my feelings have been going on like this for over a week now. I guess I was expec...

    Note: Did not finish. I did not, could not, and would not ever finish The Calculus of Change. I gave up on this book extremely early (48 pages in, for the sake of specificity). That's really not enough material for me to say much about this book or to gauge whether its content is...

    I'm between 2 and 3 stars, but I think I'm not the intended audience for the book (I'm a 36 year old mom, and I think this is for teenagers), so I'll give it the 3. (I read this because a friend of mine gave me her Advance Reading Copy.) It's an easy read that moves along quickly, b...

  • Rendz
    Feb 15, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

  • Kristin
    Jan 21, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

  • Jacqueline
    Mar 17, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

    The Calculus of Change really resonated with me. The story chronicles the life of Aden and her relationships with others (living and departed), but most of the plot actually serves to show the relationship she has with herself. I loved the short chapters. It took me a little while ...

    This reminds me why I read YA; why we should all read a little more YA. Because growing into yourself and learning to embrace living in your own skin isn?t a teenage problem, it?s something we face in our twenties, in our thirties, and probably beyond. There are hard truths and har...

    I really liked how 'math' was used as a pivotal jump off for the story! This was a great read and will hold definite appeal to any teen! ...

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. . . Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both smiles and saddened too. Yes, it was filled with characters making bad choices bu...

    Very good family/friendship relationship drama for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, etc. about falling in love with the wrong person and reconnecting broken families. ...

    This was beautiful, and the ending was perfect. ...

    I was really excited for this book, because even though I'm not really that great at calculus, I still like the idea of it, and I was hoping I'd be able to really relate to the main character, Aden, through her love of calculus. I imagined myself reading about how Aden was working on d...

  • SandraK
    Jul 28, 2017

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

  • Janette Lennon
    Oct 18, 2017

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

    I was lucky to be passed an early copy of this one. Looked up the reviews here first and was intrigued. I read it in short bursts and felt amazed, sometimes frustrated. I often laughed out loud. Didn't know what to make of it but have decided it's genius. Definitely plenty of real life...

  • Crystalâ™›
    Feb 19, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: the characters in this book are nonstop throwing small pieces of food at each other. it's unreal. popcorn kernels, chocolate-covered raisins, sour patch kids - these children cannot ingest small foodstuffs without tossing them in the gener...

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a deep novel and touches on numerous heavy issues, from sexual assault to body image,...

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read?it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing just exactly the FEELING of being a teenager in all its confusing, awkward, painful, exh...

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious matters much too casually. Some examples are when the best friend has a relationship wi...

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic friendships, what it's like to feel a connection with the opposite sex and then second-gu...

    This is a different book then I expected it to be. From the synopsis I thought it was a cute, high school I-am-in-love-with-my-friend book. Instead, it's about Aden and her family/friends and the way she sees others and the way she sees herself. I wasn't sure how I felt about this book...

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left you wondering if you were just crazy, this book is so affirming. honestly the book was ...

    Me: Expects fluff. Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here. Me: Ouch. Solid read. RTC ...

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also: - coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spirituality which makes her feel connected to her Jewish mother who passed away) - family...

    I'm really torn with this book. There are things I really like about it. I like the fact that it wasn't simple, it was about an ordinary but smart girl figuring out how to like and respect herself, and that the love interest wasn't automatically requited. That said, the internal monolo...

    3.75/5 stars I was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It?s touching much more than that, and is deep on so many levels. It goes from body shaming, drug abuse, sexually assau...

    Click to see book reviews by Merv I made free printable bookmarks for this too so click the link. - There you go. If you?ve read the blurb, you?ll know the reason why I love it. Unrequited!!! The title can be quite misleading though. I was actually scared to start reading ...

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is about loving yourself. Knowing your worth. Things will be okay no matter the mistak...

  • Miranda Reads
    Apr 14, 2018

    4.5 stars Aden is left with a choice, and Tate with the consequences. When Aden meets Tate, something catches her eye and something irrevocably shifts within her. Immediately I want him. Not because he has pierced ears. Not because he has unruly brown hair and gray-blue eyes. I w...