Science nerd Emma Sakamoto wants to reinvent herself. When a popular girl seeks Emma’s help getting a boy to like her, Emma applies scientific laws to a perplexing subject—boys. But do people conform to scientific principles? The results are unpredictable in this story about the struggle of fitting in and the complexity of friendship.
This gripping love story for teen readers is set in South Africa in 1976. Written from the points of view of four young people living in Johannesburg and its black township, this book explores the roots of the Soweto Uprising and the edifice of Apartheid in a South Africa about to explode.