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The Theory of Everything Book Review

Title: The Theory of Everything
Author: Kari Luna
Publisher: Philomel
Publication Date: July 11, 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0399256264

320 pp.

ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley

With a cover like this, you hope that the book will be as fun as it promises. Thankfully, The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna delivers on that promise.

Sophie Sophia is a fourteen year old girl who moves into a new town with her mom. Again. Ever since Sophie's genius physicist dad disappeared, Sophie has been having hallucinations, or "episodes", where hearts roll off of sleeves or the school cafeteria becomes a Ramones rock video.

Then Sophie meets Walt, her shaman panda, who is supposed to help guide her. Guide her to what, Sophie isn't sure, but she hopes it's her dad. Along the way, Sophie befriends Finny, who becomes her gay BFF, and cute boy Drew, who holds out a hope of normalcy for Sophie.

The Theory of Everything is cute, quirky, and a mixed tape of BIG IDEAS about string theory, alternate universes, and love. It's like A Wrinkle in Time's fun-loving, hipster cousin.

I'd recommend The Theory of Everything to readers who enjoyed Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin or Don't Expect Magic by Kathy McCullough.

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