The Science of Breakable Things

The Science of Breakable Things

How do you grow a miracle? For the record, this is not the question Mr. Neely is looking for when he says everyone in class must answer an important question using the scientific method. But Natalie's botanist mother is suffering from depression, so this is The Question that's important to Natalie. When Mr. Neely suggests that she enter an egg drop competition, Natalie has How do you grow a miracle? For the record, this is not the question Mr. Neely is looking for when he says everyone in...

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Title:The Science of Breakable Things
Author:Tae Keller
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Genres:Childrens
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:173 pages pages

The Science of Breakable Things Reviews

  • Laura Gardner
    Mar 11, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

  • Barbara
    Mar 27, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

    Such a lovely, funny, warm-hearted book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and yes, I did very literally both laugh and cry (okay, sob) while reading it. I adored the characters and the clever use of footnotes. ...

    This is a really lovely and emotional middle grade contemporary about friendship, family, and hope. The characters are smart and hilarious (especially Twig <3) and the writing is lovely. Have a box of tissues on hand for this one! ...

    My role for our literature circle is Discussion Director and with this role, I am given the responsibility of creating questions for my circle to use to open a few discussions about the book we are reading. 1. In the book, Natalie's mom wrote a book named, "How to Grow A Miracle". ...

    Name: Joshua Viviano Date: 06/08/2018 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable Things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: Chapters 1 to 42 Literature Circle Name: Stellar Summarizer Important parts to remember for summary: 1) ?He held out a yellow piece of paper...

    The Science of Breakable Things My Role: Word Wizard My role is to find words throughout the text that sparked my interest. I chose to look for five words, that to me, had a double meaning within the context of the story, because I was interested in how those words, while relatively ...

    Literature Circle- Stellar Summarizer. As the stellar summer I am to pull out important parts of the summary and record the page numbers. As part of my role I am to write a summary of the entire book. Book- The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller A strategy that the teacher Mr...

    Stellar Summarizer Date: 06/04/18 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: 1-298 Literature Circle Name: Important parts to remember for summary: page #32 ?Dad made some joke and I laughed and Mom didn?t. And then I...

    Literary Luminary The literary luminary looks for portions that evoke emotion or are thought provoking and shares these sections with the group, rationalizing their selection as well. Ch. 6 Pg. 33 "Mom and Dad had been having whispered conversations at night, talking about problems...

    Justina Wemhoff Children?s Literature My role for the Literature Circle discussing The Science of Breakable Things is as the Literary Luminary. This role requires choosing a paragraph or sentences from the book to discuss with the group. The purpose is to help other students by s...

    Like most bibliophiles or anyone looking for a good read, I'm always delighted to stumble upon a new author, especially one with such a fresh and authentic voice. If this debut book, filled with heartfelt passages and cool references to science and the eight steps in the scientific pro...

  • Laurie
    May 12, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

  • Jen Petro-Roy
    Jun 20, 2017

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 15, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

  • Kathy Martin
    Feb 03, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

  • Aeicha
    Mar 11, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

  • Sylvia
    Mar 31, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

  • Brad McLelland
    Sep 28, 2017

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

  • Jenni
    Jun 04, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

    Such a lovely, funny, warm-hearted book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and yes, I did very literally both laugh and cry (okay, sob) while reading it. I adored the characters and the clever use of footnotes. ...

    This is a really lovely and emotional middle grade contemporary about friendship, family, and hope. The characters are smart and hilarious (especially Twig <3) and the writing is lovely. Have a box of tissues on hand for this one! ...

    My role for our literature circle is Discussion Director and with this role, I am given the responsibility of creating questions for my circle to use to open a few discussions about the book we are reading. 1. In the book, Natalie's mom wrote a book named, "How to Grow A Miracle". ...

    Name: Joshua Viviano Date: 06/08/2018 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable Things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: Chapters 1 to 42 Literature Circle Name: Stellar Summarizer Important parts to remember for summary: 1) ?He held out a yellow piece of paper...

    The Science of Breakable Things My Role: Word Wizard My role is to find words throughout the text that sparked my interest. I chose to look for five words, that to me, had a double meaning within the context of the story, because I was interested in how those words, while relatively ...

  • Jen Malone
    Nov 01, 2017

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

  • Melissa
    Jul 06, 2017

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

  • Alisha
    May 16, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

  • Kate Olson
    Feb 28, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

  • Amelia Brunskill
    Feb 15, 2017

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

    Such a lovely, funny, warm-hearted book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and yes, I did very literally both laugh and cry (okay, sob) while reading it. I adored the characters and the clever use of footnotes. ...

  • Wendy MacKnight
    May 11, 2016

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

  • K.A.
    Sep 08, 2017

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Jun 02, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

  • Eva
    Jan 29, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

  • Alexandra Ott
    Jul 05, 2017

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

    Such a lovely, funny, warm-hearted book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and yes, I did very literally both laugh and cry (okay, sob) while reading it. I adored the characters and the clever use of footnotes. ...

    This is a really lovely and emotional middle grade contemporary about friendship, family, and hope. The characters are smart and hilarious (especially Twig <3) and the writing is lovely. Have a box of tissues on hand for this one! ...

  • Abigail McKenna
    Jun 03, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

  • Justina Wemhoff
    Jun 07, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

    Such a lovely, funny, warm-hearted book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and yes, I did very literally both laugh and cry (okay, sob) while reading it. I adored the characters and the clever use of footnotes. ...

    This is a really lovely and emotional middle grade contemporary about friendship, family, and hope. The characters are smart and hilarious (especially Twig <3) and the writing is lovely. Have a box of tissues on hand for this one! ...

    My role for our literature circle is Discussion Director and with this role, I am given the responsibility of creating questions for my circle to use to open a few discussions about the book we are reading. 1. In the book, Natalie's mom wrote a book named, "How to Grow A Miracle". ...

    Name: Joshua Viviano Date: 06/08/2018 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable Things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: Chapters 1 to 42 Literature Circle Name: Stellar Summarizer Important parts to remember for summary: 1) ?He held out a yellow piece of paper...

    The Science of Breakable Things My Role: Word Wizard My role is to find words throughout the text that sparked my interest. I chose to look for five words, that to me, had a double meaning within the context of the story, because I was interested in how those words, while relatively ...

    Literature Circle- Stellar Summarizer. As the stellar summer I am to pull out important parts of the summary and record the page numbers. As part of my role I am to write a summary of the entire book. Book- The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller A strategy that the teacher Mr...

    Stellar Summarizer Date: 06/04/18 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: 1-298 Literature Circle Name: Important parts to remember for summary: page #32 ?Dad made some joke and I laughed and Mom didn?t. And then I...

    Literary Luminary The literary luminary looks for portions that evoke emotion or are thought provoking and shares these sections with the group, rationalizing their selection as well. Ch. 6 Pg. 33 "Mom and Dad had been having whispered conversations at night, talking about problems...

    Justina Wemhoff Children?s Literature My role for the Literature Circle discussing The Science of Breakable Things is as the Literary Luminary. This role requires choosing a paragraph or sentences from the book to discuss with the group. The purpose is to help other students by s...

  • Cassie Thomas
    Mar 28, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

  • Meredith
    Jun 08, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

  • Starla
    Jun 07, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

    Such a lovely, funny, warm-hearted book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and yes, I did very literally both laugh and cry (okay, sob) while reading it. I adored the characters and the clever use of footnotes. ...

    This is a really lovely and emotional middle grade contemporary about friendship, family, and hope. The characters are smart and hilarious (especially Twig <3) and the writing is lovely. Have a box of tissues on hand for this one! ...

    My role for our literature circle is Discussion Director and with this role, I am given the responsibility of creating questions for my circle to use to open a few discussions about the book we are reading. 1. In the book, Natalie's mom wrote a book named, "How to Grow A Miracle". ...

    Name: Joshua Viviano Date: 06/08/2018 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable Things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: Chapters 1 to 42 Literature Circle Name: Stellar Summarizer Important parts to remember for summary: 1) ?He held out a yellow piece of paper...

    The Science of Breakable Things My Role: Word Wizard My role is to find words throughout the text that sparked my interest. I chose to look for five words, that to me, had a double meaning within the context of the story, because I was interested in how those words, while relatively ...

    Literature Circle- Stellar Summarizer. As the stellar summer I am to pull out important parts of the summary and record the page numbers. As part of my role I am to write a summary of the entire book. Book- The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller A strategy that the teacher Mr...

  • Alexa Marshall
    Jun 08, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

    Such a lovely, funny, warm-hearted book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and yes, I did very literally both laugh and cry (okay, sob) while reading it. I adored the characters and the clever use of footnotes. ...

    This is a really lovely and emotional middle grade contemporary about friendship, family, and hope. The characters are smart and hilarious (especially Twig <3) and the writing is lovely. Have a box of tissues on hand for this one! ...

    My role for our literature circle is Discussion Director and with this role, I am given the responsibility of creating questions for my circle to use to open a few discussions about the book we are reading. 1. In the book, Natalie's mom wrote a book named, "How to Grow A Miracle". ...

    Name: Joshua Viviano Date: 06/08/2018 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable Things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: Chapters 1 to 42 Literature Circle Name: Stellar Summarizer Important parts to remember for summary: 1) ?He held out a yellow piece of paper...

    The Science of Breakable Things My Role: Word Wizard My role is to find words throughout the text that sparked my interest. I chose to look for five words, that to me, had a double meaning within the context of the story, because I was interested in how those words, while relatively ...

    Literature Circle- Stellar Summarizer. As the stellar summer I am to pull out important parts of the summary and record the page numbers. As part of my role I am to write a summary of the entire book. Book- The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller A strategy that the teacher Mr...

    Stellar Summarizer Date: 06/04/18 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: 1-298 Literature Circle Name: Important parts to remember for summary: page #32 ?Dad made some joke and I laughed and Mom didn?t. And then I...

  • Stephen Adams
    Jun 07, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

    Such a lovely, funny, warm-hearted book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and yes, I did very literally both laugh and cry (okay, sob) while reading it. I adored the characters and the clever use of footnotes. ...

    This is a really lovely and emotional middle grade contemporary about friendship, family, and hope. The characters are smart and hilarious (especially Twig <3) and the writing is lovely. Have a box of tissues on hand for this one! ...

    My role for our literature circle is Discussion Director and with this role, I am given the responsibility of creating questions for my circle to use to open a few discussions about the book we are reading. 1. In the book, Natalie's mom wrote a book named, "How to Grow A Miracle". ...

    Name: Joshua Viviano Date: 06/08/2018 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable Things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: Chapters 1 to 42 Literature Circle Name: Stellar Summarizer Important parts to remember for summary: 1) ?He held out a yellow piece of paper...

    The Science of Breakable Things My Role: Word Wizard My role is to find words throughout the text that sparked my interest. I chose to look for five words, that to me, had a double meaning within the context of the story, because I was interested in how those words, while relatively ...

    Literature Circle- Stellar Summarizer. As the stellar summer I am to pull out important parts of the summary and record the page numbers. As part of my role I am to write a summary of the entire book. Book- The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller A strategy that the teacher Mr...

    Stellar Summarizer Date: 06/04/18 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: 1-298 Literature Circle Name: Important parts to remember for summary: page #32 ?Dad made some joke and I laughed and Mom didn?t. And then I...

    Literary Luminary The literary luminary looks for portions that evoke emotion or are thought provoking and shares these sections with the group, rationalizing their selection as well. Ch. 6 Pg. 33 "Mom and Dad had been having whispered conversations at night, talking about problems...

  • Curt
    Jun 07, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

    Such a lovely, funny, warm-hearted book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and yes, I did very literally both laugh and cry (okay, sob) while reading it. I adored the characters and the clever use of footnotes. ...

    This is a really lovely and emotional middle grade contemporary about friendship, family, and hope. The characters are smart and hilarious (especially Twig <3) and the writing is lovely. Have a box of tissues on hand for this one! ...

    My role for our literature circle is Discussion Director and with this role, I am given the responsibility of creating questions for my circle to use to open a few discussions about the book we are reading. 1. In the book, Natalie's mom wrote a book named, "How to Grow A Miracle". ...

    Name: Joshua Viviano Date: 06/08/2018 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable Things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: Chapters 1 to 42 Literature Circle Name: Stellar Summarizer Important parts to remember for summary: 1) ?He held out a yellow piece of paper...

    The Science of Breakable Things My Role: Word Wizard My role is to find words throughout the text that sparked my interest. I chose to look for five words, that to me, had a double meaning within the context of the story, because I was interested in how those words, while relatively ...

    Literature Circle- Stellar Summarizer. As the stellar summer I am to pull out important parts of the summary and record the page numbers. As part of my role I am to write a summary of the entire book. Book- The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller A strategy that the teacher Mr...

    Stellar Summarizer Date: 06/04/18 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: 1-298 Literature Circle Name: Important parts to remember for summary: page #32 ?Dad made some joke and I laughed and Mom didn?t. And then I...

    Literary Luminary The literary luminary looks for portions that evoke emotion or are thought provoking and shares these sections with the group, rationalizing their selection as well. Ch. 6 Pg. 33 "Mom and Dad had been having whispered conversations at night, talking about problems...

    Justina Wemhoff Children?s Literature My role for the Literature Circle discussing The Science of Breakable Things is as the Literary Luminary. This role requires choosing a paragraph or sentences from the book to discuss with the group. The purpose is to help other students by s...

    Like most bibliophiles or anyone looking for a good read, I'm always delighted to stumble upon a new author, especially one with such a fresh and authentic voice. If this debut book, filled with heartfelt passages and cool references to science and the eight steps in the scientific pro...

    Role: Discussion Director Defintion: Look for important parts. After finding three or four sections, write a few questions to ask your Literature Circle group and answer them. Questions pg 200-201 Natalie is with Dr. Doris. In her mind, she tells herself to keep it in, but...

  • Joshua
    Jun 08, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

    Such a lovely, funny, warm-hearted book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and yes, I did very literally both laugh and cry (okay, sob) while reading it. I adored the characters and the clever use of footnotes. ...

    This is a really lovely and emotional middle grade contemporary about friendship, family, and hope. The characters are smart and hilarious (especially Twig <3) and the writing is lovely. Have a box of tissues on hand for this one! ...

    My role for our literature circle is Discussion Director and with this role, I am given the responsibility of creating questions for my circle to use to open a few discussions about the book we are reading. 1. In the book, Natalie's mom wrote a book named, "How to Grow A Miracle". ...

    Name: Joshua Viviano Date: 06/08/2018 Title of Book: The Science of Breakable Things Author: Tae Keller Chapters or Page Numbers: Chapters 1 to 42 Literature Circle Name: Stellar Summarizer Important parts to remember for summary: 1) ?He held out a yellow piece of paper...

  • Nikki Ibarra
    Jun 07, 2018

    Maybe sometimes the strongest thing of all is knowing that one day you'll be all right again, and waiting and waiting until you can come into the sun. Rating: 5 stars Can you actually believe a quote like that came from a middle grade novel? If you're anything like me, when I sta...

    This novel is, in a word, FANTASTIC. Tae Keller's grasp of her MC Natalie's emotional arc is extremely well-tuned, giving us moments of such depth that I literally found myself in awe at some passages. Natalie is so very human as she tries to understand her mother's depression, sometim...

    What a lovely book about coping with the unknown, challenging family circumstances, friendship, and hope. This is Tae Keller's debut novel, and I can't wait to read what she writes next. ...

    Looking back, I'm not so sure she was right. I want to say to her, "Plants are not people. Plants eat and grow and breathe, but they cannot laugh or sing or wonder." And now she cannot laugh or sing or wonder. This is such a powerful book. Such an important book. I don't know that...

    In Tae Keller?s heartwarming yet humorous middle-grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS, we meet Natalie Napoli, a seventh grader whose botanist mom is suffering from depression. The only way to get her out of her funk, Natalie believes, is to take her mom to New Mexico to pl...

    This book was so touching and wonderful. I teared up! Full of STEM geek love, bubbling with emotion, fun, sass, great friends, family problems, friendship break-ups and make-ups, real 7th grade problems I recall all too well! And a real look at parental depression. Highly recommend thi...

    Pros: A book about STEM and the scientific process! Amazing girl protagonist! Diverse cast of characters! A book that realistically portrays what it is like to have a parent with depression Well written and great pacing Cons: #rip all the poor eggs broken in the name of scie...

    ARC provided by publisher through Follett's First Look Program Natalie is dealing with a lot-- her best friend, Mikayla, no longer talks to her; she likes her teacher Mr. Neely but is occasionally overwhelmed by his enthusiasm; and her mother is so depressed that she doesn't get...

    What a beautiful, wonderful book! The impact of depression is dealt with in a wonderfully accessible way, and Keller does an amazing job of letting us walk in Natalie?s shoes. Add in a caring teacher, two lovable best friends, and #science project, this is a not-to-be missed book! ...

    I am SOBBING this book is so good <3 ...

    Twelve-year-old Natalie is having a bad year. Her mom seldom leaves her room and seems to have turned into not-Mom. She is worried about her botanist mother and a little angry at her too. Luckily, she has the support of her best friend Twig who keeps school interesting with her big per...

    Thanks to the author and publisher for sharing a copy of this book with @kidlitexchange for review! All opinions are my own. YAY for girls + SCIENCE!!! My 6th grade daughter is majorly into science and it is SO hard to find books for her that fit this interest area, so I was ecstati...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 5.8 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine you are just starting middle school but your life has been turned upside down. The happy, loving family that ...

    ?????/5 for THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by @tae_keller Thx to @theloudlibrarylady for sharing this ARC with me and @kidlitexchange (#partner). This book came out last Tuesday, March 6. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* I simply love ...

    I have never read a story that portrays depression, and it was so perfectly portrayed. Depression affects so many, either in obvious ways or silent ways, and I think it?s imperative for kids to start being aware of these issues. Natalie?s story was one that I can absolutely relate ...

    A beautiful and poignantly sweet story that deals gently but accurately with depression and it's effects on your family. The three kids' friendship was realistic and fun and excellent. A great book for any young readers, but especially any who have family members struggling with depres...

    Seventh-grader, Natalie and her parents are dealing with a "situation". The "situation" being that Natalie's once happy, vibrant botanist mother has Depression. Confused, angry, and hurt Natalie thinks it's her job to "fix" her mother and she finds the solution when her science tea...

    I love that this is told through science project entries (and further love all of the STEM included, between the project and Natalie's mom being a botanist!), but the heart of this story is the angst Natalie feels over her mother's withdrawal from the family due to depression and the s...

    A moving, poignant, and funny book about a girl who deals with her mother's depression through an improbable plan to win an egg-drop contest. Hana navigates both new and existing friendships and difficult family dynamics in her quest to understand "the science of breakable things and h...

    Such a lovely, funny, warm-hearted book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and yes, I did very literally both laugh and cry (okay, sob) while reading it. I adored the characters and the clever use of footnotes. ...

    This is a really lovely and emotional middle grade contemporary about friendship, family, and hope. The characters are smart and hilarious (especially Twig <3) and the writing is lovely. Have a box of tissues on hand for this one! ...

    My role for our literature circle is Discussion Director and with this role, I am given the responsibility of creating questions for my circle to use to open a few discussions about the book we are reading. 1. In the book, Natalie's mom wrote a book named, "How to Grow A Miracle". ...