The Half-Life of Planets (Paperback)
Hyperion Books, 9781423133117, 247pp.
Publication Date: August 9, 2011
Summer 2010 Kids' Next List
— Anna Weddington, Pomegranate Books, Wilmington, NC
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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 meeting...in the women's bathroom at the hospital. But their star-crossed encounter could be the very best kind.
Two veteran YA authors tell, from alternating perspecitives, the story of two kids who discover that the best parts of people can't be summed up easily.