➲ Catalyst Author Laurie Halse Anderson – Marjoriejane.co.uk



10 thoughts on “Catalyst

  1. says:

    shrug.it s fine is laurie halse anderson the jodi picoult of the YA set is this a fair assessment jodi picoult s schtick is to just take whatever makes the headlines and structure a book around it anderson s seems to be to take a teen problem and structure a book around it this is excluding her historical stuff, which i liked a lotthan any of the three contemporary problem novels i have read and it s probably a great thing that she does this there are so many different problems, shrug.it s fine is laurie halse anderson the jodi picoult of the YA set is this a fair assessment jodi picoult s schtick is to just take whatever makes the headlines and structure a book around it anderson s seems to be to take a teen problem and structure a book around it this is excluding her historical stuff, which i liked a lotthan any of the three contemporary problem novels i have read and it s probably a great thing that she does this there are so many different problems, and i m sure it is comforting to read stuff like this i...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is very typical Young Adult fare, with every emotion and act being handled with high drama Everything could lead to the end of the world in this girl s mind.I don t enjoy this kind of book, but I understand its place in juvenile literature It feeds a certain kind of reader.That aside, I didn t care for much of this book The premise was slippery at best A girl smart enough to think she can get in to MIT but doesn t apply to any other schools A girl that smart, but who lies about apply This is very typical Young Adult fare,...


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    It isn t often that I give books I manage to finish reading one star, mainly I DNF at an earlier stage but with Catalyst, that was a different story Because of the short length, I decided to plough through and see if the storyline and characters were going to be appealing and compelling Sadly, it was neither of those things I enjoyed Forge and Chains both by the same author when I read them aged fourteen as a high school student but since then, the writing style doesn t quite sit well with me It isn t often that I give books I manage to finish reading one star, mainly I DNF at an earlier stage but with Catalyst, that was a different story Because of the short length, I decided to plough through and see if the storyline and characters were going to be appealing and compelling Sadly, it was neither of those things I enjoyed Forge and Chains both by the same author when I read them aged fourteen as a high school student but since then, the writing style doesn t quite sit well with me.Kate Malone lives with her Dad who is a reverend and after applying for College, a fire occurs nearby meaning one of her nemesis having to move in as the house is being rebuilt Will say tri...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here _ You see that face right there That was what my face looked like when I finished reading this book eight minutes ago Yeah That s right I used a carrot This book doesn t even deserve a real arrow What was Anderson thinking when she decided to write this book Maybe this Hmm, let s see Maybe I ll write a book about a nerdy preacher daughter who really loves science and math She s only going to apply to MIT since she s...


  5. says:

    I struggled reading this book It was good at times But for me it never seemed to reel me in I was waiting and waiting and waiting to get engrossed in it It never happened When I read a book I don t want to have to use a bookmark I want to read so...


  6. says:

    Not anywhere nearly as good as Speak. Kate, the science brain who is nevertheless too stupid or too driven to apply to any other college than MIT, doesn t get in that s not a spoiler, it s the first twenty pages and her life is turned upside down when her reverend father takes in Teri Litch, an outcast girl, and Teri s mother and young brother Teri is the catalyst of the hackneyed title, altho we never see anything from her point of view and never get to know her as a character We don t ge Not anywhere nearly as good as Speak. Kate, the science brain who is nevertheless too stupid or too driven to apply to any other college than MIT, doesn t get in that s not a spoiler, it s the first twenty pages and her life is turned upside down when her reverend father takes in Teri Litch, an outcast girl, and Teri s mother and young brother Teri is the catalyst of the hackneyed title, altho we never see anything from her point of view and never get to know her as a character We don t get to know any other characters, either Where Melinda...


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    Me before reading Catalyst Ooh it s written by Laurie Halse Anderson This should be good Me after reading Why the hell did I even waste money on this book and WHY did I actually waste precious reading time to suffer through this garbage Yep It was that bad.And the thing is, I kept reading, mistakenly thinking that this would be one of those books that resolves everything in the last few pages and everything clicks by the end of the novel But, disappointingly, nothing was resolved At all.Ano Me before reading Catalyst Ooh it s written by Laurie Halse Anderson This should be good Me after reading Why the hell did I even waste money on this book and WHY did I actually waste precious reading time to suffer through this garbage Yep It was that bad.And the thing is, I kept reading, mistakenly thinking that this would be one of those books that resolves everything in the last few pages and everything clicks by the end of the novel But, disappointingly, nothing was resolved At all.Another thing that bugged me was how stupid Kate was She brings shame upon all perfectionists everywhere if I was one, I would be very offended by how they are portrayed It is claimed that she is a straight A student who is perfect in school But, alas, she has absolutely no common sense She doesn t apply to multiple colleges, because she is obsessed with MIT ...


  8. says:

    This book is a work of terrible genius, but I can t go into too much detail because it will break me Suffice it to say that it s brilliant and that it completely blindsided me and wrecked me emotionally in a way that no other book I ve read has ever done.


  9. says:

    Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson is a sequel companion to Speak It s set one year after the events of Speak This novel is narrated by Kate Malone straight A senior, science and math whiz, and daughter of the local reverend Kate s also a great runner, which is good because Kate s been running from a lot of things Kate has been the family caretaker since her mother died She hasn t been sleeping as she waits to hear from her dream college she runs instead And now Teri Litch, Kate s nemesis Catalyst by Laur...


  10. says:

    Catalyst is missing a huge part of what could have made up a good book for me The main character, Kate, is an ambitious over achiever science geek with plans of getting into MIT, but her hopes are dashed when she is rejected from her dream school and it happens to be the only college she applied to Meanwhile the rest of her life is going crazy as her ...


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Catalyst download Catalyst , read online Catalyst , kindle ebook Catalyst , Catalyst cbe231a6ab05 Meet Kate Malone Straight A Science And Math Geek, Minister S Daughter, Ace Long Distance Runner, New 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 Change As Suddenly As A String Of Chemical Reactions First, The Malones Neighbors Get Burned Out Of Their Own Home And Move In Kate Has To Share Her Room With Her Nemesis, Teri Litch, And Teri S Little Brother The Days Are Ticking Down And She S Still Waiting To Hear From The Only College She Applied To MIT Kate Feels That Her Life Is Spinning Out Of Her Control And Then, Something Happens That Truly Blows It All Apart Set In The Same Community As The Remarkable Speak, Catalyst Is A Novel That Will Change The Way You Look At The World.