Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Memes: The Kidney Hypothetical by Lisa Yee

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.

The Kidney Hypothetical by Lisa Yee. 265 p. Arthur A. Levine Books/ Scholastic Inc. March, 2015. 9780545230940.

Publisher Synopsis: Lisa Yee gives us her most fascinating flawed genius since Millicent Min.
Higgs Boson Bing has seven days left before his perfect high school career is completed. Then it's on to Harvard to fulfill the fantasy portrait of success that he and his parents have cultivated for the past four years. Four years of academic achievement. Four years of debate championships. Two years of dating the most popular girl in school. It was, literally, everything his parents could have wanted. Everything they wanted for Higgs's older brother Jeffrey, in fact.
But something's not right. And when Higgs's girlfriend presents him with a seemingly innocent hypothetical question about whether or not he'd give her a kidney . . . the exposed fault lines reach straight down to the foundations of his life. . . .

First Line: It was supposed to be the best week of my life, but then everything went terribly wrong.

Page 56: For Sally Ride High School Helps Week, all the seniors were required to do community service. I created the Society for Animal Protection as a joke. Everyone loves animals. So what if SAP only had two members, me and Nick? We protected an animal.

I love Lisa Yee's books. She has a knack for making dead-on observations hilariously funny without being mean or snarky.


  1. LOVE the character's name! Although I rarely read YA, this sounds like a fun book.
    My Friday post features Taming Jenna.

  2. This sounds like a great book, I haven't heard much about it but it definitely seems like something I would enjoy!

  3. This sounds both like a fun and, potentially, as an intense read! I think young people feel under a lot of stress to be perfect nowadays, so this might be really interesting! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!

    My Friday post

    Juli @ Universe in Words

  4. LOL @ the 56! Sounds like something I would do. I bet the book is a laugh though!
    Happy weekend!