Monday, October 1, 2012

Recommend A... Book with an Animal on the Cover

Recommend A... is a weekly meme hosted by Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit. It is meant to showcase good books we don't always think to recommend to others, so every week we pick a book that falls into a certain category.

Today, I am recommending a book with an animal on the cover, which made me realize how few books I read that fit into this category. Honestly, it is something I would not mind seeing more of, but for now, I thought Evolution, Me, and other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande was the perfect pick.

Your best friend hates you. The guy you liked hates you. Your entire group of friends hates you.

All because you did the right thing.

Welcome to life for Mena, whose year is starting off in the worst way possible. She's been kicked out of her church group and no one will talk to her—not even her own parents. No one except for Casey, her supersmart lab partner in science class, who's pretty funny for the most brilliant guy on earth.

And when Ms. Shepherd begins the unit on evolution, school becomes more dramatic than Mena could ever imagine . . . and her own life is about to evolve in some amazing and unexpected ways.
Any kind of conflict between political, religious, or social views in a novel tends to intrigue me, but the controversy about evolution in this story is very well done. Robin Brande did an exceptional job balancing science and religion, creating a book that deserves far more attention.


  1. I have a copy of this book on my shelf and I have been meaning to read it for years. I will have to pick this one up soon.

  2. Okay, okay, I am freaking out right now. I LOVE THIS BOOK. I read this years ago and fell in love. It's one of those safety books that I'll pick up from the library if I need something to read.


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