The Science of Boys

Seo, E.
Science-obsessed Emma Sakamoto is starting high school and longs to fit in. She decides to write a science guide about boys as she tries to navigate changing friendships, bullies, cheating, and difficulties at home. Highly engaging and relatable for tween and teen readers, this novel is suitable for a middle grade audience and broaches age-appropriate themes such as social media, gender stereotypes, and divorce. In the classroom, the book lends itself as a read-aloud, in literature circles or in a book club. Emma’s story may invite discussion opportunities during a class meeting and encourage students to discuss topics such as peer pressure, bullying, social media, and cheating.
English Language Arts
  • 5-8