Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Learning to Swear in America

Learning to Swear in America! What a great title! Someday I want to steal it. I'm sure my friend Katie would not mind. Today is book birthday and look what finally came in the mail!!! Don't you just love that cover!?! 

I've only read the first chapter because there's a dinner to prepare, a dog to walk, and a kitchen to clean up but unlike Yuri, I have time to savor this. Congratulations Katie!!!

Here's what the flap copy says:
A Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce selection
An asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. A big, bad one. Maybe not kill-all-the-dinosaurs bad, but at least kill-everyone-in-California-and-wipe-out-Japan-with-a-tsunami bad. Yuri, a physicist prodigy from Russia, has been recruited to aid NASA as they calculate a plan to avoid disaster.
The good news is Yuri knows how to stop the asteroid--his research in antimatter will probably win him a Nobel prize if there's ever another Nobel prize awarded. But the trouble is, even though NASA asked for his help, no one there will listen to him. He's seventeen, and they've been studying physics longer than he's been alive.
Then he meets (pretty, wild, unpredictable) Dovie, who lives like a normal teenager, oblivious to the impending doom. Being with her, on the adventures she plans when he's not at NASA, Yuri catches a glimpse of what it means to save the world and live a life worth saving.
Prepare to laugh, cry, cringe, and have your mind burst open with the questions of the universe.


Mirka Breen said...

I agree it's a bang-up title. Bet the book is brilliant.

Faith E. Hough said...

Thanks for your review! I've seen this one around and wondered if it was good! The premise is pretty daring.

Jenni said...

I've heard the title around, but didn't know what it was about. Wow! I love anything about Russia or Russians. This sounds like my kind of book.

Vijaya said...

Mirka, it is! I'm only halfway through because Max stole it for an entire day.
Faith, I'm really enjoying it and not only is the premise daring but the story holds up. I especially love Katie's voice. It is fresh, funny and poignant.
Jenni, you must pick this up with your love of all things Russian!

Johnell said...

Oh cool. I remember seeing a rough draft of this way back when I first started exchanging critiques on Verla Kay. Fun to see it in print.