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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

  • Lauren
    Feb 02, 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    Confession time: I'm a huge math nerd. When I was in high school and college, I would use math problems as a way to relax. There's just something so magical about the way numbers come together. Therefore, when I discovered Jessie Hilb's THE CALCULUS OF CHANGE, a 2018 debut that inv...

  • Heather Ezell
    Sep 24, 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

  • 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Amber (Books of Amber)
    Feb 01, 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    Confession time: I'm a huge math nerd. When I was in high school and college, I would use math problems as a way to relax. There's just something so magical about the way numbers come together. Therefore, when I discovered Jessie Hilb's THE CALCULUS OF CHANGE, a 2018 debut that inv...

    This book was a terrible disappointment. I read the description on the inside flap and when I saw that Tate wore a yarmulke, I took the book out of the library without reading further, figuring that with a premise like that it was bound to be awesome. But. . . it really wasn't. T...

    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...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Aden becomes romantically obsessed with Tate because of his newfound commitment to his religion. The two become study partners for calculus, but this relationship continues to grow into a deeper friendship and potenti...

    Thanks to Clarion Books and Jessie Hilb for an ARC of this book. This is a hard book for me to rate. On one hand, I like that the author approached some big topics in a YA book. On the other hand, I don't think they were all presented with the amount of gravity that, in my opinion, ...

    This is a novel about grief, unrequited love, and becoming comfortable in your own skin. Aden isn't looking for love in her senior year. She's more focused on getting gigs and keeping her brother from getting high. But when Tate wearing a yarmulke walks into class, she is smitten in...

    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,...

    I don?t really have too much to say about this book because it failed to draw me in, which meant I ended up skimming most of it. My biggest issue with the book was that there was no draw for me. I just didn?t connect with the writing style, and I had no interest in the characters o...

  • 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 wan...

    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 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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 wan...

    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,...

  • 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Maja Lisa
    Oct 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    Confession time: I'm a huge math nerd. When I was in high school and college, I would use math problems as a way to relax. There's just something so magical about the way numbers come together. Therefore, when I discovered Jessie Hilb's THE CALCULUS OF CHANGE, a 2018 debut that inv...

    This book was a terrible disappointment. I read the description on the inside flap and when I saw that Tate wore a yarmulke, I took the book out of the library without reading further, figuring that with a premise like that it was bound to be awesome. But. . . it really wasn't. T...

    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...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Aden becomes romantically obsessed with Tate because of his newfound commitment to his religion. The two become study partners for calculus, but this relationship continues to grow into a deeper friendship and potenti...

    Thanks to Clarion Books and Jessie Hilb for an ARC of this book. This is a hard book for me to rate. On one hand, I like that the author approached some big topics in a YA book. On the other hand, I don't think they were all presented with the amount of gravity that, in my opinion, ...

  • 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Sarah
    Mar 06, 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    Confession time: I'm a huge math nerd. When I was in high school and college, I would use math problems as a way to relax. There's just something so magical about the way numbers come together. Therefore, when I discovered Jessie Hilb's THE CALCULUS OF CHANGE, a 2018 debut that inv...

    This book was a terrible disappointment. I read the description on the inside flap and when I saw that Tate wore a yarmulke, I took the book out of the library without reading further, figuring that with a premise like that it was bound to be awesome. But. . . it really wasn't. T...

    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...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Aden becomes romantically obsessed with Tate because of his newfound commitment to his religion. The two become study partners for calculus, but this relationship continues to grow into a deeper friendship and potenti...

  • 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    Confession time: I'm a huge math nerd. When I was in high school and college, I would use math problems as a way to relax. There's just something so magical about the way numbers come together. Therefore, when I discovered Jessie Hilb's THE CALCULUS OF CHANGE, a 2018 debut that inv...

    This book was a terrible disappointment. I read the description on the inside flap and when I saw that Tate wore a yarmulke, I took the book out of the library without reading further, figuring that with a premise like that it was bound to be awesome. But. . . it really wasn't. T...

    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...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Aden becomes romantically obsessed with Tate because of his newfound commitment to his religion. The two become study partners for calculus, but this relationship continues to grow into a deeper friendship and potenti...

    Thanks to Clarion Books and Jessie Hilb for an ARC of this book. This is a hard book for me to rate. On one hand, I like that the author approached some big topics in a YA book. On the other hand, I don't think they were all presented with the amount of gravity that, in my opinion, ...

    This is a novel about grief, unrequited love, and becoming comfortable in your own skin. Aden isn't looking for love in her senior year. She's more focused on getting gigs and keeping her brother from getting high. But when Tate wearing a yarmulke walks into class, she is smitten in...

    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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Nicole Strand
    Feb 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    Confession time: I'm a huge math nerd. When I was in high school and college, I would use math problems as a way to relax. There's just something so magical about the way numbers come together. Therefore, when I discovered Jessie Hilb's THE CALCULUS OF CHANGE, a 2018 debut that inv...

    This book was a terrible disappointment. I read the description on the inside flap and when I saw that Tate wore a yarmulke, I took the book out of the library without reading further, figuring that with a premise like that it was bound to be awesome. But. . . it really wasn't. T...

    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...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Aden becomes romantically obsessed with Tate because of his newfound commitment to his religion. The two become study partners for calculus, but this relationship continues to grow into a deeper friendship and potenti...

    Thanks to Clarion Books and Jessie Hilb for an ARC of this book. This is a hard book for me to rate. On one hand, I like that the author approached some big topics in a YA book. On the other hand, I don't think they were all presented with the amount of gravity that, in my opinion, ...

    This is a novel about grief, unrequited love, and becoming comfortable in your own skin. Aden isn't looking for love in her senior year. She's more focused on getting gigs and keeping her brother from getting high. But when Tate wearing a yarmulke walks into class, she is smitten in...

  • 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 wan...

    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 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 wan...

    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 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    Confession time: I'm a huge math nerd. When I was in high school and college, I would use math problems as a way to relax. There's just something so magical about the way numbers come together. Therefore, when I discovered Jessie Hilb's THE CALCULUS OF CHANGE, a 2018 debut that inv...

    This book was a terrible disappointment. I read the description on the inside flap and when I saw that Tate wore a yarmulke, I took the book out of the library without reading further, figuring that with a premise like that it was bound to be awesome. But. . . it really wasn't. T...

    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 wan...

    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 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 wan...

    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 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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 wan...

  • Sarah
    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 wan...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    The Calculus of Change struck me with its sharp honesty, gorgeous prose, and how true it portrays the pains of growing up. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't hold back. Aden feels so familiar and I found both myself and my friends within her story. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    Confession time: I'm a huge math nerd. When I was in high school and college, I would use math problems as a way to relax. There's just something so magical about the way numbers come together. Therefore, when I discovered Jessie Hilb's THE CALCULUS OF CHANGE, a 2018 debut that inv...

    This book was a terrible disappointment. I read the description on the inside flap and when I saw that Tate wore a yarmulke, I took the book out of the library without reading further, figuring that with a premise like that it was bound to be awesome. But. . . it really wasn't. T...