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The Pull of Gravity

The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner

Goodreads summary:

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.

This book holds a special place in our hearts here at Reading for Life.  The author, Gae Polisner, took the time out of her busy schedule to connect with the group that read her book.  She spent an hour skyping with the group, answering their questions and encouraging their dreams.  The book and its author connected well with our group, and we are profoundly grateful to Gae for taking the time to invest in the lives on these participants.


12 comments on “The Pull of Gravity

  1. gaepolisner
    January 27, 2013

    Have not stopped telling people about Reading for Life. Such an awesome program. Thanks for putting a link up to my book.

    • ireadforlife
      January 28, 2013

      My group is skyping Justin Cronin this Wednesday, many thanks to you Gae! They are so excited–we spent the full hour last week generating questions for him.

      • gaepolisner
        January 30, 2013

        Seriously, YA authors are the best. 🙂 Have fun!

        • ireadforlife
          February 20, 2013

          Gae! Bekki and Amy and I were approved to participate in World Book Night (see http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/). Do you know of this?! You’ve GOT to get on next year’s short list! Anyway, we are hoping to be able to give John Green’s Looking for Alaska to every student in Detention at the JJC. Won’t that be great?! Do you know him too? 🙂 We would love to include him in the experience in some way, and since he’s just down the road in Indy, we were thinking… Well, you can imagine how amazing it would be to have him here!

          BTW, we’re offering your book again this next month and hoping our groups choose it! We’ve got another Jaycee. 🙂

          • gaepolisner
            February 26, 2013

            Ah, just seeing this. Sadly, you are on your own with John Green. He has never even responded to one of my tweets. I’m not against trying for your phenomenal org, but it will likely just make me look and feel like a loser. 😉 (John Green, David Levithan, Libba Bray, etc. Those guys are like the Rat Pack of YA. I mean that in the sense that they are superstars. They must get 100K tweets a day. I’ve met David and he knows my name (actually, Libba might too). I’d have better luck with them than with John. . . :\

            • Alesha Seroczynski
              February 26, 2013

              Ah, the Rat Pack analogy does not invoke positive images. We had similar issues with Veronica Roth when we tried to contact her last year. Some authors just move beyond the reach of the little people, you know. It’s too bad and really sad, especially since they both live so close to South Bend and could have such a tremendous impact on lost youth.

              Notre Dame will be issuing a press release for the event and I expect we’ll mention Green. Maybe that will catch his eye (or the eye of his agent!). Thanks for replying, Gae. You’re the BEST YA in our books! 🙂

              • gaepolisner
                February 26, 2013

                Meh, I’m going to try… what have I got to lose?!

                • Alesha Seroczynski
                  February 26, 2013

                  IDK but thanks for trying!

                  Do you know how to get into World Book Night? We’d love to see you on the list next year!

                  • gaepolisner
                    February 26, 2013

                    btw, if he responds, maybe delete these comments. LOL. 🙂

  2. gaepolisner
    February 26, 2013

    I did it! Used Bekki’s twitter contact because that was the one I had handy. Now we’ll see how much clout I really have or don’t have. :\ *crosses fingers*

    • Alesha Seroczynski
      February 26, 2013

      What?! You don’t think he already knows he’s in the Rat Pack?! LOL!

    • ireadforlife
      February 26, 2013

      I hope you get in too! If we are asked to give feedback we’ll be sure to mention you! 🙂

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