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Catalyst

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Catalyst

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Meet Kate Malone—straight-A science and math geek, minister's daughter, ace long-distance runner, girlfriend (to Mitchell "Early Decision Harvard" Pangborn III), unwilling family caretaker, and emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her life by organizing it, as logically as the periodic table. She can handle it all—or so she thinks. Then things happen like a string of chemical reactions: first, the Malones' neighbors get burned out of their own home and move in. Because her father is a Good Man of God (and a Not Very Thoughtful Parent), Kate has to share her room with her nemesis, Teri Litch, and Teri's troublemaking but adorable little brother. The days are ticking down and she's still waiting to hear from the only college she's applied to: MIT. Kate's life is less and less under control—and then, something happens that truly blows it all apart.

YALSA Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults

Meet Kate Malone—straight-A science and math geek, minister's daughter, ace long-distance runner, girlfriend (to Mitchell "Early Decision Harvard" Pangborn III), unwilling family caretaker, and emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her life by organizing it, as logically as the periodic table. She can handle it all—or so she thinks. Then things happen like a string of chemical reactions: first, the Malones' neighbors get burned out of their own home and move in. Because her father is a Good Man of God (and a Not Very Thoughtful Parent), Kate has to share her room with her nemesis, Teri Litch, and Teri's troublemaking but adorable little brother. The days are ticking down and she's still waiting to hear from the only college she's applied to: MIT. Kate's life is less and less under control—and then, something happens that truly blows it all apart.

YALSA Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults

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  • AudioFile Magazine The great challenge in narrating a first-person novel is in capturing its singular and distinctive main character. Samantha Mathis perfectly manages brilliant Kate Malone, a motherless high school senior, whose only desire is an M.I.T. acceptance letter. Her voice young and snappy, her timing impeccable, Mathis depicts Kate in all her compulsiveness as she races to escape her reality; takes care of her asthmatic brother, Toby; and plays girlfriend to Mitch, whose fast hands, wet tongue, and boy scent offer occasional respite. An enforced friendship with a tough-girl incest survivor and her lisping baby brother/son challenges all of Kate's assumptions and turns her world on its head. Written by the Printz Award-winning author of SPEAK, this title will be popular with older teens. T.B. 2003 YALSA Selection (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine
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