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The science of breakable things

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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 hope. Eggs are breakable. Hope is not. Natalie has a secret plan for the prize money. She's going to fly her mother to see the Cobalt Blue Orchids--flowers that survive against impossible odds. The magical flowers are sure to inspire her mother to love life again. Because when parents are breakable, it's up to kids to save them, right? An extraordinary debut about the coming-of-age moment when kids realize that parents are people, too, and that talking about problems is like taking a plant out of a dark cupboard and giving it light. Think THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH meets THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH.
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Last Grouping Update 2019-01-20 22:55:42PM
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subject_facet Depression, Mental -- Fiction, Depression, Mental -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Fiction, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Family problems -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Middle schools -- Fiction, Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction, Racially mixed people -- Fiction, Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, Science -- Methodology -- Fiction, Science -- Methodology -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The science of breakable things
title_full The Science of Breakable Things, The science of breakable things / Tae Keller
title_short The science of breakable things
topic_facet Depression, Mental, Families, Family problems, Friendship, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Methodology, Middle schools, Racially mixed people, Schools, Science