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Love Is Both Wave and Particle

de Paul Cody

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This achingly beautiful novel considers how to measure love when it has the power to both save and destroy. Levon Grady and Samantha Vash are both students at an alternative high school for high-achieving but troubled teens. They have been chosen for a year-long project where they write their life stories and collect interviews from people who know them. The only rule is 100% confidentiality--they will share their work only with each other. What happens will transform their lives. Told from the perspectives of Levon, Sam, and all the people who know them best, this is a love story infused with science and the exploration of identity. InLove Is Both Wave and Particle, Paul Cody looks at how love behaves in different situations, and how it can shed light on even the darkest heart. Praise forLove is Both Wave and Particle: "[A] series of first-person narratives from the teens' parents, classmates, and counselor . . . offer varied perspectives on Sam and quiet, handsome Levon Grady, who is "maybe somewhere on the broad spectrum of Asperger's," as he puts it. . . .Part romance, part psychological study, adult author Cody's first book for teens thoughtfully conveys Sam and Levon's complex mental states, the evolution of their relationship, and their journeys of self-discovery." --Publishers Weekly… (més)
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Literary Merit: Good
Characterization: Good
Recommendation: Recommended
Grades: 9-12
Levon and Sam are paired together by their teacher to work on a year long senior project in which they write their autobiographies. Meg, their teacher, is also collecting pieces from their friends and family members to add to the finished product. Sam is new to the Clock School, a charter school serving gifted youth who have psychiatric issues, but Levon has been a student there since being kicked out of his public school several years prior. He is widely admired for his intelligence and good looks though he remains mostly a mystery to his classmates because of this loner tendencies. Sam has had some pretty horrible prior experiences with schools, but she acclimates to the Clock School quickly and makes friends, seemingly putting past issues behind her. However, both Levon and Sam will have to face up to some difficult realities before their senior year comes to an end.

Sam and Levon are complex characters who have not been successful in a typical learning environment for a variety of reasons. Levon has Asperger's (according to his mother) while Sam has struggled with depression and attempted suicide. Through these characters, the author shows us that mental illness is never as simple as a label and the roots can be both genetic and environmental. The conceit of having friends and family make contributions to the autobiographies allows the novel to be told from a variety of different perspectives in a way that makes sense. Some POVs are more effective than others. The chapters from the parents’ points of view are particularly enlightening (maybe more so for an adult reader). Sam and Levon’s relationship has a realistic arc with the two starting out understandably shy with one another and eventually becoming friends. Though romance does come into play, it’s not the main point of the book.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. The writing was a bit over the top at times, “Here we were in moonlight, I thought, two fools, late of a Thursday, desperate to see each other, full of hope like every two fools who had ever loved each other.” I actually didn’t mind it and it fit with the characters, but it’s not going to be for everyone. There was one plot point that made absolutely no sense to me (SPOILER: when Sam hooks up with her friend and then it is never mentioned again), but otherwise, it was a sweet love story that also dealt with mental illness and how it can impact and be impacted by families. ( )
  SWONroyal | Feb 28, 2018 |
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This achingly beautiful novel considers how to measure love when it has the power to both save and destroy. Levon Grady and Samantha Vash are both students at an alternative high school for high-achieving but troubled teens. They have been chosen for a year-long project where they write their life stories and collect interviews from people who know them. The only rule is 100% confidentiality--they will share their work only with each other. What happens will transform their lives. Told from the perspectives of Levon, Sam, and all the people who know them best, this is a love story infused with science and the exploration of identity. InLove Is Both Wave and Particle, Paul Cody looks at how love behaves in different situations, and how it can shed light on even the darkest heart. Praise forLove is Both Wave and Particle: "[A] series of first-person narratives from the teens' parents, classmates, and counselor . . . offer varied perspectives on Sam and quiet, handsome Levon Grady, who is "maybe somewhere on the broad spectrum of Asperger's," as he puts it. . . .Part romance, part psychological study, adult author Cody's first book for teens thoughtfully conveys Sam and Levon's complex mental states, the evolution of their relationship, and their journeys of self-discovery." --Publishers Weekly

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