The Epic Story of Every Living Thing
Harper, a seventeen-year-old IVF child, is the daughter of an over-protective mother whose hovering was more pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Harper faces the challenge and anxiety of going back to in-person high school, she learns about the sperm donor her mother won’t discuss and joins forces with newly discovered half-siblings to track him down. This adventure helps Harper move away from her protected life, overcome her daily anxiety, and uncover many secrets. Suitable as a whole class or literature circle novel, it addresses romance, identity, social media pressures, academic pressures, post-pandemic anxiety, IVF parentage, and environmental activism.