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Monday, March 23, 2015

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Book Review: Polarity in Motion by Brenda Vicars

Hi Everyone! I've got a really good book I wanted to share with you today. This is one of the best stories I've read for a while. 

Polarity in Motion

by Brenda Vicars

Genre: Young Adult

Release Date: December 2, 2014

Fifteen-year-old Polarity Weeks just wants to live a normal life, but with a mother diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, that’s rarely easy. Her life gets exponentially more disastrous when her sixth-period history classmates start ogling a nude picture of her on the Internet. Polarity would never have struck such a shameless pose, but the photo is definitely of her, and she’s at a complete loss to explain its existence.

Child Protective Services yanks her from her home, suspecting her parents. The kids at school mock her, assuming she took it herself. And Ethan, the boy she was really starting to like, backpedals and joins the taunting chorus. Surrounded by disbelief and derision on all sides, Polarity desperately seeks the truth among her friends. Only then does she learn that everyone has dark secrets, and no one’s life is anywhere near normal.

Read the first chapter on the Publisher's website ==> Click Here

First I'd like to talk about how different this story is. It stood out from most books for me because of the situation Polarity was in. At several points of the story, I felt like I can't handle anymore for Polarity. I felt embarrassed, sad, angry and all the other emotions she had to go through in the story. I thought the author was able to easily portray each scene, each situation for the readers to be immersed in the story. I thought she did a great job in creating the setting and making the reader believe each situation. I went through a lot of tears while reading this book. I don't know, I felt really bad for Polarity. I think it may be because I've also felt the same way before, about people not believing what you say. 

I'd like to talk about how I enjoyed reading about each character in the story. Each one was unique in their own special way. I loved reading the information about each one. I felt like each character was created really well that you will believe their stories. I thought that the author did really well in creating this image and portraying their emotions through words. I was pained by the tragic stories of some of them. It was almost as if they were real people I feel sorry for. 

Mr. and Mrs. Weeks aren't perfect individuals, but they are perfect for each other. I just loved reading about the way they supported, cared and loved one another. It was as if they were each one another's other halves. They weren't the only couple I absolutely adored. I also loved Polarity's grandparents. They may have been separated by death for a long time, but their story could persuade you to believe in forever. 

I'm trying really hard not to spoil anything for you because it will be so much better for you to read yourself. I think this is the type of story you'd like not knowing what to expect. Go into it without looking for spoilers and you will finish the story completely satisfied. The writing was simple which made it easy to understand. Although it touches on real life subjects that makes you think if they are right or not. It reminds you of social problems often talked about, but often not acted upon. 

I wish I could get more stories like this. Stories that are so raw and pure that it makes you question the things you do in your real life as well. It allows you to connect the story with real life issues that should be addressed. I think this is a book that everyone should read. This captured my attention and I plan on recommending it to my friends and family. If I were you, I'd try and get a copy of it ASAP. 

I would like to give it 4.5 Stars!! 

I'd like to thank Book Partners in Crime as well as Brenda Vicar for the ARC. 

Brenda Vicars has worked in Texas public education for many years. Her jobs have included teaching, serving as a principal, and directing student support programs. For three years, she also taught college English to prison inmates.

She entered education because she felt called to teach, but her students taught her the biggest lesson: the playing field is not even for all kids. Through her work, she became increasingly compelled to bring their unheard voices to the page. The heartbeat of her fiction emanates from the courage and resiliency of her students.

Brenda’s hobbies include reading, making things out of re-purposed wood, pulling weeds in the garden, and going to Zumba classes.


  1. thanks so very much for hosting and reviewing!

    1. YW! Thank you for letting me join. <3

  2. Thank you for the awesome feedback on Polarity. I value your review! Brenda

    1. Thank you as well. I really enjoyed reading the book. I'd love for more to come! Oh and.... I intend on creating another post talking about it different parts and the issues in the story. Something for everyone who already read the book <3

    2. I can't wait to see that! Thank you!

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