Polarity in Motion
by Brenda Vicars
Genre: Young Adult
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
The very first thing I did after finishing Polarity in Motion was to buy a copy and send it to my high school aged niece.
Brenda Vicars does an amazing job with this not to be missed and relevant story. Polarity in Motion provides real characters experiencing real life contemporary issues. From the start I was engrossed in Polarity’s story, I couldn’t put the book down and kept reading long after I should have turned in for the night.
Everyone should pick up a copy of Polarity in Motion. And let’s talk about it. I’ll be waiting for the niece to read this one…I can’t wait for us to chat about it.
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.