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The Kidney Hypothetical by Lisa Yee

The Kidney Hypothetical by Lisa Yee

Higgs Boson Bing has it all--acceptance to Harvard, the school's cutest girlfriend, the top scores in his class, and only seven days left of high school. But when Higgs's girlfriend poses the hypothetical question of whether he would give her a kidney, his answer begins his downfall as King of Sally Ride High. Soon, slanderous posters of Higgs cover the walls, his best friend stops talking to him, and even Harvard hears rumors that Higgs cheated on his admissions application.

As his world crumbles, Higgs is drawn to a mysterious girl living in an abandoned Airstream camper. Monarch, as she calls herself, causes Higgs to question his life and future plans. Higgs's journey of self-discovery is wildly hilarious at times, but also poignant and thought-provoking. The Kidney Hypothetical is an entertaining story and a good read for any teens still trying to figure out where they are going in life.

Recommended ages--13 and up

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