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Is pregnant Hazel can’t wait to be a big sister but her mom has already miscarried twice Hazel fears it might happen againAs Hazel struggles through the next few months she’ll grow to realize that if the answers to life’s most important uestions can’t be found in a book she’ll have to find them within herself. You know what This book was way EVERYTHING than I expected I realize it is classified as middle grade literature but I would say it s intended for older middle graders as well as the YA crowd There s just a little language ex damn and some younger kids may be all giggly in a class read aloud where the word teets keeps being mentioned because they live on a goat farm where goats are milked regularly One of Hazel s moms has experiences two miscarriages and so there s a lot of fear and uncertainty when the family discovers she s pregnant again near the beginning of the book I don t want to say too much about the storyline but Hazel is figuring out who her friends really are while also discovering what it is to be a good friend to someone new The story has Jewish transgender and ueer rep AND Hazel loves science so there s a lot of STEM strewn throughout This may be my final 5 star rating for 2019 really enjoyed itFor children s literature middle grade literature and YA literature reviews feel free to visit my personal blog at The Miller Memo Right after I finished readingSo much deeper than I ever anticipated REALLY great story writing and resolution Can t wait to share on Monday

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Hazel's Theory of Evolution

“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t make it illogical”Hazel knows all about life on Earth She could tell you anything from what earthworms eat to how fast a turkey can run That’s because when she’s not hanging out with her best friend Becca or helping care for the goats on her family’s farm she. There s one section towards the end where Mimi s talking to Hazel and it s everything I wish I d been told when I was Hazel s age that it s okay not to want a romantic relationship or a sexual relationship that all the stupid heteronormative milestones and relationship expectations aren t actually reuirements and it s okay to want something else or only parts of them

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Loves reading through dusty old encyclopedias Hazel's Theory PDF But even Hazel doesn’t have answers for the uestions awaiting her as she enters eighth gradeDue to redistricting she has to attend a new school where she worries no one will understand her And at home things get worse when she discovers one of her moms. For the majority of this book I was feeling like this was a 3 or 35 star read There definitely wasn t anything wrong with it but I also wasn t totally engrossed by the story Hazel has to move to a different school and ends up drifting away from her only friend while also dealing with the stress of one of her moms being pregnant But damn those last 50 pages just hit me in a way I wasn t expecting and had me SOBBING I liked how casually ueer this Middle Grade book was Hazel has two moms and one of her friends is trans And while the words aren t used within the story Hazel is portrayed as acearo Something I wasn t really aware of was how much this book would deal with Hazel s complicated feelings around her mom s pregnancy Mimi previously had two miscarriages and there s a lot of discussion around that and how it impacted the whole family I don t think this was the perfect Middle Grade book Sometimes it would spend too much time explaining concepts or random things that really weren t that important to the plot of the book I felt like occasionally the story would get bogged down by all these random asides But overall this is a really sweet book And it made me cry than anything I ve read recently But that also could ve been because I d had a couple drinks before reading the end


10 thoughts on “Hazel's Theory of Evolution

  1. says:

    There's one section towards the end where Mimi's talking to Hazel and it's everything I wish I'd been told when I was Hazel's age that it's okay not to want a romantic relationship or a sexual relationship that all the stupid heteronormative milestones and relationship expectations aren't actually reuirements and it's okay to want something else or only parts of them

  2. says:

    This book was very different from what I expected but it was also very good It's mainly about one of Hazel's mums

  3. says:

    Full review to come soon but I loved this a lot

  4. says:

    For the majority of this book I was feeling like this was a 3 or 35 star read There definitely wasn’t anything

  5. says:

    Thank you to the author and HarperCollins for an ARC of this bookCan I just say that I consider Lisa Jenn Bigelow one of th

  6. says:

    45 stars It was really uite good It has diversity which I love The main character Hazel is aroace it doesn’t say it in the book but I knew also it says it in the authors note the main characters friend Carina is a trans girl and Hazel’s friend Yosh is disabled And Hazel mothers aren’t straight because they are two married women but we don’t know their sexualities Also I related to Hazel a lot She is like a mix between me

  7. says:

    You know what? This book was way EVERYTHING than I expected I realize it is classified as middle grade literature but I would say it’s intended for older middle graders as well as the YA crowd There’s just a little language ex damn and some younger kids may be all giggly in a class read aloud where the word “teets” keeps being mentioned because they live on a goat farm where goats are milked regularly One of H

  8. says:

    This book doesn’t focus on the fact that there are people who are gay black Jewish acearo or in a wheelchair they’re just people And the fact that this exists so easily makes my heart so very very happy perfectly said by StarMAMMAMIATHON 2020 Donna the winnter takes it all read a book that has won a prizeawardBecca’s Bookoplathon Sept 2020 Set in the Present

  9. says:

    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusHazel lives on a farm with her two mothers and her older brother Rowan They have a heard of goats that her Mom milks for her business of making soaps and other products and Mimi is a lawyer in town Because of a change in the train schedule Hazel has to go to another middle school leaving her friend Becca behind for 8t

  10. says:

    Well this was a delightHazel is the sweetest 14 year old you'll ever read about She loves her science books her animals her friends and her family so much my heart explodes just thinking about it She's full of wonder cheerfulness but also feeling like the odd one outHer relationships with new friends old friends her family and her animals were all so realistic and imperfect but beautifulAnd of course she spends a lot of time uestioning the

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