The Half-life of Planets

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The Half-life of Planets

By Emily Franklin; Brendan Halpin

Disney-Hyperion, Hardcover, 9781423121114, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010


Lianna is an aspiring planetary scientist and also a kissing addict. This summer, though, she plans to spend every kiss-worthy hour in the lab, studying stars.

Hank has never been kissed. He's smart and funny and very socially awkward, because he's got Asperger's syndrome. Hank's plan for the summer is to work at a music store and save enough to buy his beloved Fender Jazzmaster.

What neither Liana nor Hank plan for is their fateful the women's bathroom at the hospital. But their star-crossed encounter could be the very best kind.

Two veteran YA authors tell, in alternating chapters, the story of two kids who discover that the best parts of people can't be summed up easily.

About the Author
Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin are both accomplished authors in the young adult world. Emily has written a dozen novels for young adults, including the critically-acclaimed Principles of Love series and "The Other Half of Me." Brendan's first novel for young adults, "How Ya Like Me Now," was published in 2007; his second YA effort, "Forever Changes," came out in September 2008. Emily ( lives in Newton, MA; Brendan ( resides in Jamaica Plain, MA.