Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder

Letting Go of Gravity

Twins Parker and Charlie are polar opposites.Where Charlie is fearless, Parker is careful.Charlie is confident while Parker aims to please.Charlie is outgoing and outspoken; Parker is introverted and reserved.And of course, there’s the one other major difference: Charlie got leukemia. Parker didn’t.But now that Charlie is officially in remission, life couldn’t be going better for Parker. She’s landed a prestigious summer internship at the...


Details Letting Go of Gravity

TitleLetting Go of Gravity
ISBN9781534403161
Author
Release DateJul 17th, 2018
PublisherSimon Pulse
LanguageEnglish
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Fiction, Realistic Fiction
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Reviews Letting Go of Gravity

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    1970-01-01
    Rating: 4.5 StarsParker and her twin bother, Charlie, were once very close, but Charlie's cancer became a wedge, which slowly, but surely, pushed them apart.One of the things I really loved about this book was Leder's exploration of how Charlie's cancer affected the whole family. Because their parents were so consumed with worry for Charlie, Parker took it upon herself to be the perfect child. She kept a low profile and out of trouble, while exce...
  • KristynRene
    1970-01-01
    Edelweiss granted me this ARC in exchange for an honest review. And honest is what I will offer you.DNF at 1/3 of the book, 1.5/5 Stars.September 5th, 2016 I lost my twin brother in a car wreck. I know what the literal loss of a twin feels like. The ins and outs of grief. I wholly believed this book would give me some sort of affirmation. Instead, this book told the stories of caricature versions of people I couldn’t tolerate reading more about...
  • Becky
    1970-01-01
    Originally posted at: bickeringbooks.wordpress.com/2018/07/...Summary: Charlie and Parker are twins that are complete opposites. Charlie is carefree while Parker is anxious. Charlie is the popular life of the party while Parker is the studious valedictorian. Charlie had leukemia and Parker was healthy. Charlie’s illness shaped Parker’s childhood and helped her decide on a future. Parker was going to get into Harvard and become a doctor to sav...
  • Emily
    1970-01-01
    Parker McCullough has just graduated as valedictorian of her class, but the moment is bittersweet. Instead of her twin brother, Charlie, sitting with the rest of their graduating class he is nowhere to be seen. It is a bittersweet day for him as well, as all of his friends and his sister are moving on with their lives, but he will remain in high school after having to skip his senior year to fight leukemia once more. The twin’s relationship has...
  • Brooke
    1970-01-01
    There are some books that are fun. Then, there are some books you need.I needed this book.I got the ARC at YALLWest in the hurried frenzy that is "idk that cover looks nice" and "I don't know what I'm in line for except that it's a book," which means I went into this with no preconceived notions except for a love of the title and the knowledge it was about twins and cancer and I hoped it wasn't another TFIOS. It's not. This isn't a cancer story. ...
  • Kayla
    1970-01-01
    Well that was a fast yet meh read. I don't think I wanted to read this in the first place but I did and I don't regret it, I just didn't enjoy it.
  • Rayna
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada for sending me this ARC, which I won in a Goodreads giveaway!So so good. I finished this in two late nights of reading because I just couldn't put it down. There were so many life issues and feelings packed into this book, and they were all written in such a lovely way. The plot chugged along so smoothly and it seemed like I was living alongside these amazing characters. I felt like I was punched in the gut multi...
  • Nicole
    1970-01-01
    4.5 "What would it be like to do something not because you had to, but just because you wanted to?"Letting Go of Gravity starts with a story of a gravity girl and a helium girl that grandma used to tell twins Charlie McCullough and Parker McCullough. This story represented Charlie who wants to fly and Parker who won't let go.Parker is Harvard bound and she's the valedictorian of her class. After learning Charlie has Leukemia, Parker wants to be a...
  • Jenni Frencham
    1970-01-01
    Leder, Meg. Letting Go of Gravity. Simon Pulse, 2018.Charlie and Parker are twins, but that's where their similarities end. Charlie has had leukemia twice and is now in remission, although he has one more year of high school to finish. Parker has just graduated first in her class, has an elite internship at the local hospital, and is headed to Harvard where she will be studying to be a pediatric oncologist. As Charlie and Parker clash throughout ...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    1970-01-01
    When Parker graduates, she should be celebrating. As the Valedictorian who is heading to Harvard, her cautious, hardworking attitude seems to have paid off. More important than all that, however, is the fact that her twin brother, Charlie, is finally in remission after suffering from leukemia twice in the last 18 years. But even though Charlie’s cancer is gone, he’s still struggling to reconnect with his family and himself, severing the ties ...
  • Rachael
    1970-01-01
    Thank you Simon Pulse for sending me a finished copy of Letting Go of Gravity to review.Parker and Charlie are twins but they aren't as close as they use to be. Parker is graduating high school as valedictorian and has been accepted into Harvard where she will attend and become a doctor. Charlie got cancer and won't be graduating with Parker and that's why they aren't as close. But while he is now in remission and doing his own thing, Parker has ...
  • Shannon Kelly
    1970-01-01
    This book is like a warm hug for your heart. I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance reader's copy and I am so glad I did.Letting Go of Gravity is a sweet, emotional read about a high-achieving but anxious girl named Parker and her twin brother Charlie, who has been battling cancer on and off throughout their childhoods and into high school. Now, because of his illness, Charlie is graduating a year late and Parker is heading off to colle...
  • Holly Brumback
    1970-01-01
    I liked Letting Go of Gravity right from the start. I was definitely hooked with the story that Parker was told by her grandmother.It's true while you want Parker to realize who she is on her own, at the same time, you kind of want to sit down with her and have a heart-to-heart talk to push her in the right direction. Luckily, the supporting cast (Ruby, Trina, retirement home ladies, and Finn) really make the book. They each serve a purpose in Pa...
  • Darla
    1970-01-01
    Rounded up from 3.5.Having grown up as a twin, I was fascinated by the description of this book. There is a point when you find that your twin cannot be your everything. Parker and Charlie get an extra nudge from the cancer diagnosis Charlie has to deal with. The whole struggle with the twin separation and the aftermath of cancer treatment make this a very heavy book. There were moments I loved in the book, but so much distress and angst -- some ...
  • Ema
    1970-01-01
    I received this book as an ARC at Y’allfest 2017!I spent most of this book very frustrated. Parker, to me, was an idiot who was so determined to see things her way that I found it hard to care about her. Ruby is my favorite character, in fact. But by the end, I liked Parker a lot better. She grew, and that’s what we want out of our stories, isn’t it?I caught a few typos when reading, but as the version I have is so early it doesn’t have a...
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    Grade: CAn e-galley was provided by Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I love a good quiet contemporary, but unfortunately, Letting Go of Gravity was missing that extra oomph.Almost everything about Letting Go of Gravity was a formula for excellence, but I found myself not connecting with the characters or narrative as the story progressed. Parker's ambition was explored wonderfully, and I appreciat...
  • Tammy T
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book. There is so much about who we think we should be to please others, and who we are. Figuring it out is half the story. The other half is figuring out how we deal with others and redefining what we mean to one another. It's a beautiful story.
  • Jessica Lewis
    1970-01-01
    Review coming soon!
  • Chayse Sundt
    1970-01-01
    DNF'd