The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner

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While Nick Gardner’s family is falling apart, his best friend, Scooter, is dying from a freak disease. The Scoot’s final wish is that Nick and their quirky classmate, Jaycee Amato, deliver a prized first-edition copy of Of Mice and Men to the Scoot’s father. There’s just one problem: the Scoot’s father walked out years ago and hasn’t been heard from since. So, guided by Steinbeck’s life lessons, and with only the vaguest of plans, Nick and Jaycee set off to find him.

Characters you’ll want to become friends with and a narrative voice that sparkles with wit make this a truly original coming-of-age story.


About Gae Polisner

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Gae Polisner is a wife, mother, and family law attorney/mediator by trade, but a writer by calling. The Pull of Gravity is her first novel.
Published May 10, 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 209 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Then Jaycee, who’s also lost her dad, convinces Nick to join her in granting Scooter’s dying wish: locate Scooter’s father in Rochester and give him Scooter’s signed first edition of Of Mice and Men.

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Because he does care, he agrees to fulfill his friend's dying wish: to travel to Rochester, New York with his new friend, Jaycee to deliver a valuable first edition of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men to Scooter's long absent, deadbeat dad.

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