Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Gravity: A Short Story by Jessica Schaub


What would you do? 

I'm Jefferson Stanhope and I'm short. Like, really short. As in bring-a-step-stool-to-drink-from-the-water-fountain short. It's not genetic or anything. My parents are tall and my older brother and sister are tall. But not me. I think God hates me. Caitlin says God doesn't hate anyone, but after what happened to her, I thought she would change her mind. She didn't. 

This is a short (pun intended) story about how I tried to help a friend but got wrapped up in a harmless lie that ended up involving the entire school. I know that sounds mysterious, but I didn't tell the lie! I just didn't tell anyone that what Mike said was a lie. What's the difference, you ask? Well, now I know the difference. Believe me, I won't let that happen again! 

"...a solid story, realistic and heart-warming." Lisa Schlegel, Reader's Favorite 

"Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy." Sir Isaac Newton

My Thoughts

Gravity: A Short Story is just that, a short little book.  However, at only a little less that 100 pages, this book found a place in my heart.  I really enjoyed it.

I loved the main character, Jefferson, and his sweet little friend, Caitlin.  My heart broke for her when her brother died.  My heart then melted when Jefferson became the friend that she really needed during that time.

I will say that I was expecting more of a funny story when I picked this book up.  Maybe it was because of the title.  I think that the title gives it a humorous vibe.  And, while there were some funny moments, this book is more of a heart-felt book.

This is a quick read, I read it in just an hour or two, and I definitely recommend it to all middle grade readers and those that just enjoy middle grade books.

*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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