The Gravity of Us

The Gravity of Us

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When his volatile father is picked to become an astronaut for NASA's mission to Mars, seventeen-year-old Cal, an aspiring journalist, reluctantly moves from Brooklyn to Houston, Texas, and looks for a story to report, finding an ally (and crush) in Leon, the son of another astronaut.
Cal Lewis's volatile father has been picked to become an astronaut for NASA's mission to Mars. This means leaving Brooklyn-- and Cal's career plans as an aspiring journalist-- to move to Houston, Texas. Now life is a media circus, and Cal and his parents struggle to be the "perfect American family." He meets and falls head over heels for Leon, whose mother is also an astronaut. As the frenzy around the mission mounts, Cal suspects secrets are being kept from the families that could change everything. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, [2020]
ISBN: 9781547600144
1547600144
Branch Call Number: TEEN FICTION STAMPER
Characteristics: 314 pages ; 22 cm

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Wow I loved this! I started it last night and actually didn't want to put it down, but you know, sleep. Cal is such a believable character, and he experiences so much growth in this book! As does Leon, they grow together really. They complement each other so well.

The NASA and space aspects felt real, too, and the way social media was discussed was also an important part of the book. There are so many great discussions to be had here, and I loved every moment of it! This might be one I have to own.

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The_Zookeeper
Feb 18, 2020

Such a lovely read. I loved the NASA plot to this book and really wanted to know what came next. I feel like this book needs a sequel set 20 years in the future to find out how everything happened and what leaps in science were made

JCLEmmaF Dec 05, 2019

The Gravity of Us follows Cal, a budding journalist with an online indie show with a decent following. All at once, the NYC native is transplanted to Texas, where his father begins work at NASA as an astronaut for a Mars expedition launch. This book is less about Cal and his romance with Leon, another astronaut's kid, and more about media ethics and dealing with different personalities. It's a cool, original, fun book I read very quickly, but Cal grated on my nerves... probably as he should have. I admire writers who can write successful books with characters very strong willed and imperfect.
Love it, and I'm glad I got the opportunity to read this

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