Polarity in Motion by Brenda Vicars


Fifteen-year-old Polarity Weeks just wants to live a normal life, but with a mother diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, that’s rarely easy. Her life gets exponentially more disastrous when her sixth-period history classmates start ogling a nude picture of her on the Internet. Polarity would never have struck such a shameless pose, but the photo is definitely of her, and she’s at a complete loss to explain its existence.

Child Protective Services yanks her from her home, suspecting her parents. The kids at school mock her, assuming she took it herself. And Ethan, the boy she was really starting to like, backpedals and joins the taunting chorus. Surrounded by disbelief and derision on all sides, Polarity desperately seeks the truth among her friends. Only then does she learn that everyone has dark secrets, and no one’s life is anywhere near normal.

A dazzling, richly textured YA debut.

Polarity in Motion should grace every library and reading list!

Everything goes wrong at once for fifteen-year-old Polarity Weeks – and that's in addition to having a name that has to be explained…the human jungle at its most extreme. I loved it.
–David K. Bryant REVIEWS

I wish I could get more stories like this. Stories that are so raw and pure that it makes you question the things you do in your real life as well.
–Jaly's Books, Boys & Food

Talk about powerful!…Do a teen a favor, encourage them to read this…
–Tome Tender Book Blog

There was so much depth to the characters with layers that peeled away to reveal more interesting characters.
–Feed the Indie

…hooked me from the very beginning and it kept my undivided attention till the end.
–Living in Our Own Story