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Chaos Theory

por Nic Stone

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Young Adult Fiction. Young Adult Literature. HTML:The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin delivers a gripping romance about two teens: a certified genius living with a diagnosed mental disorder and a politician's son who is running from his own addiction and grief. Don't miss this gut punch of a novel about mental health, loss, and discovering you are worthy of love.
Scars exist to remind us of what we??ve survived.
 
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Since Shelbi enrolled at Windward Academy as a senior and won??t be there very long, she hasn??t bothered making friends. What her classmates don??t know about her can??t be used to hurt her??you know, like it did at her last school.
 
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Andy Criddle is not okay. At all.
He??s had far too much to drink.
Again. Which is bad.
And things are about to get worse.
 
When Shelbi sees Andy at his lowest, she can relate. So she doesn??t resist reaching out. And there??s no doubt their connection has them both seeing stars . . . but the closer they get, the more the past threatens to pull their universes apart.
 
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone delivers a tour de force about living with grief, prioritizing mental health, and f
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Walter Andy Crittle is drunk and in a car wreck at the onset of the book. Shelby sees his car and approaches him in school to return his keys the next week. This kicks off their relationship. Both of them are dealing with a range of problems, but their connection allows them to be open and vulnerable with each other. There are heartbreaks, uncertainty and issues with mental health that each of them must navigate through. It is poignant, painful and hopeful with human connection and self awareness & healing. ( )
  ewyatt | Feb 27, 2024 |
Title: A Captivating Journey into "Chaos Theory" by Nic Stone

Rating: ★★★★☆

"Chaos Theory" by Nic Stone is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that explores the complexities of life, love, and the unpredictable nature of the universe. With her insightful storytelling and relatable characters, Stone takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster that leaves a lasting impact.

The narrative follows Iris, a talented violinist who has always adhered to a strict plan for her future. However, when an unexpected event throws her life into disarray, Iris finds herself questioning the very foundation upon which her carefully constructed existence was built. Stone beautifully captures the essence of chaos theory, showing how one small change can set off a chain of events with far-reaching consequences.

One of the strengths of this novel lies in the authenticity of its characters. Iris is a compelling protagonist, filled with aspirations, fears, and flaws that make her relatable and human. As readers witness her grappling with the unexpected turns her life takes, we can't help but feel invested in her journey. Stone's skillful portrayal of Iris's emotional turmoil and growth is both moving and realistic.

The exploration of family dynamics in "Chaos Theory" is also noteworthy. Stone delves into the complexities of familial relationships, showing the strains and struggles that can arise when faced with adversity. Through Iris's interactions with her family members, the novel emphasizes the importance of love, forgiveness, and finding strength in unexpected places.

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Furthermore, the inclusion of scientific concepts, such as chaos theory and the butterfly effect, adds an intriguing layer to the story. Stone weaves these theories into the narrative seamlessly, drawing parallels between the unpredictability of the universe and the unpredictability of life itself. This unique blend of science and emotion creates a compelling backdrop for the novel's themes and adds depth to the overall reading experience.

While "Chaos Theory" is an engaging and thought-provoking novel, there were a few instances where the pacing felt uneven. Some sections of the story seemed to move at a slower pace, while others rushed through important moments. However, this minor flaw does not detract significantly from the overall impact of the book.

In conclusion, "Chaos Theory" is a captivating and emotionally resonant novel that explores the inherent chaos and unpredictability of life. Nic Stone's skillful storytelling, relatable characters, and incorporation of scientific concepts make for a unique and compelling read. Despite a few pacing issues, the book ultimately leaves a lasting impression and prompts reflection on the delicate balance between order and chaos in our own lives.

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  Natan2023 | Jun 26, 2023 |
Chaos Theory is a YA romance novel that is a great read for older adults too. This book gets into some very serious topics including mental health illnesses and diagnoses, alcoholism and suicide. They are handled deftly, sensitively and informatively.

The reader is drawn into Shelbi and Andy's tumultuos lives and experience the highs and the lows with both of them. All of the characters are extremely well developed and you will be sorry to leave them behind as you turn the last page. Chaos Theory is a very well written novel. I hadn't been entirely sure what to expect when reading a YA novel, and I was very favorably impressed. I think everyone who reads this book will end up with a better understanding of mental health and how imperative empathy is to all of us. A quick glance at current affairs should highlight the importance of this. A better understanding of mental health issues and diagnoses as well as substance abuse, such as Andy's alcoholism, are key to a better functioning society where we can all co-exist. This book really helps in providing an introduction to that understandin ( )
  shirfire218 | May 9, 2023 |
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Young Adult Fiction. Young Adult Literature. HTML:The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin delivers a gripping romance about two teens: a certified genius living with a diagnosed mental disorder and a politician's son who is running from his own addiction and grief. Don't miss this gut punch of a novel about mental health, loss, and discovering you are worthy of love.
Scars exist to remind us of what we??ve survived.
 
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Since Shelbi enrolled at Windward Academy as a senior and won??t be there very long, she hasn??t bothered making friends. What her classmates don??t know about her can??t be used to hurt her??you know, like it did at her last school.
 
WASTED
Andy Criddle is not okay. At all.
He??s had far too much to drink.
Again. Which is bad.
And things are about to get worse.
 
When Shelbi sees Andy at his lowest, she can relate. So she doesn??t resist reaching out. And there??s no doubt their connection has them both seeing stars . . . but the closer they get, the more the past threatens to pull their universes apart.
 
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone delivers a tour de force about living with grief, prioritizing mental health, and f

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