Thursday, March 26, 2015

Polarity in Motion

Polarity in Motion
by Brenda Vicars
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: December 2, 2014

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.

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Definite 5* Read!
Wow! What a book. Definitely NOT what I was expecting as I began reading. This book is a perfect 5* in my opinion. The ONLY change I would have made is maybe making the heroine Polarity a year or so older. OK lets see what I can share without any spoilers...
Polarity is your typical 15 yr old middle school girl. Dealing with some fairly typical issues for teens nowadays. Her mother has a mood "disorder", and on top of dealing with that she experiences bullying first hand at her new school. Due to moving alot she is used to getting the brunt of the "new girl bullying". But this time is goes further when a nude picture of Polarity some how surfaces at school, and a teacher becomes aware of it. This book follows young Polarity as she goes through the struggles, stresses, trials, and finally the truth of this horrible situation. In the mean time she is finding strength by helping her friend Ethan. Who because of his association with her, now has to face his own problems. And Polarity is able to return his kindness and find an answer to both of their problems. Will the truth finally come out and clear both their names and reputations? Or will the bullies win again?
I truly hope to see more by this author in the near future.

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.


  1. Thank you, Narughty, for the wonderful review of Polarity! Much appreciated!