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!Ebook ♗ Hazel's Theory of Evolution ♴ Just because you don t understand it doesn t make it illogical Hazel knows all about life on Earth She could tell you anything from what earthworms eat to how fast a turkey can run That s because when she s not hanging out with her best friend, Becca, or helping care for the goats on her family s farm, she loves reading through dusty old encyclopedias But even Hazel doesn t have answers for the questions awaiting her as she enters eighth gradeDue to redistricting, she has to attend a new school where she worries no one will understand her And at home things get worse when she discovers one of her moms is pregnant Hazel can t wait to be a big sister, but her mom has already miscarried twice Hazel fears it might happen againAs Hazel struggles through the next few months, she ll grow to realize that if the answers to life s most important questions can t be found in a book, she ll have to find them within herself Thank you to the author and HarperCollins for an ARC of this book.Can I just say that I consider Lisa Jenn Bigelow one of the most underrated middle grade writers whose books I ve had the pleasure to read Last year, her book DRUM ROLL, PLEASE was one of my favorite reads of the year, and now HAZEL S THEORY OF EVOLUTION has also captured my heart I sincerely hope you ll add this book to your TBR list to when it s released on October 8th.Due to school zone restructuring, Hazel is forced to go to Thank you to the author and HarperCollins for an ARC of this book.Can I just say that I consider Lisa Jenn Bigelow one of the most underrated middle grade writers whose books I ve had the pleasure to read Last year, her book DRUM ROLL, PLEASE was one of my favorite reads of the year, and now HAZEL S THEORY OF EVOLUTION has also captured my heart I sincerely hope you ll add this book to your TBR list to when it s released on October 8th.Due to school zone restructuring, Hazel is forced to go to a new school for her last year of middle school She just wants to be invisible and make it through the year so she can be with her best friend, Becca again, but life has other plans for Hazel She s befriended by Carina, a student from her former school who is looking for a new start She also develops a sort of friendship with Yosh, and the three kids become their own group who feel like they don t quite belong, but somehow fit together But things at home are really hard for Hazel when she discovers one of her moms is pregnant after two previous miscarriages, and she tries to figure out what it means to her to be a sister There are many issues being quietly explored in this book It looks at infant sibling loss, and the impact it has on family members It addresses sexuality, and includes a transgender character who is an important part of the story, but whose sexuality is not the main focus It also addresses disability, and I love that the characters from a wide range of life experiences bring their diversity to the story in supporting roles It s a character driven book, and succeeds in drawing the reader into their lives I look forward to readingfrom this author, and hope you ll add her books to your TBR lists Full review to come soon but I loved this a lot For the majority of this book I was feeling like this was a 3 or 3.5 star read There definitely wasn t anything wrong with it, but I also wasn t totally engrossed by the story Hazel has to move to a different school and ends up drifting away from her only friend while also dealing with the stress of one of her moms being pregnant But damn, those last 50 pages just hit me in a way I wasn t expecting and had me SOBBING I liked how casually queer this Middle Grade book was Hazel has two moms a For the majority of this book I was feeling like this was a 3 or 3.5 star read There definitely wasn t anything wrong with it, but I also wasn t totally engrossed by the story Hazel has to move to a different school and ends up drifting away from her only friend while also dealing with the stress of one of her moms being pregnant But damn, those last 50 pages just hit me in a way I wasn t expecting and had me SOBBING I liked how casually queer this Middle Grade book was Hazel has two moms and one of her friends is trans And while the words aren t used within the story, Hazel is portrayed as ace aro Something I wasn t really aware of was how much this book would deal with Hazel s complicated feelings around her mom s pregnancy Mimi previously had two miscarriages and there s a lot of discussion around that and how it impacted the whole family I don t think this was the perfect Middle Grade book Sometimes it would spend too much time explaining concepts or random things that really weren t that important to the plot of the book I felt like occasionally the story would get bogged down by all these random asides But overall this is a really sweet book And it made me crythan anything I ve read recently But that also could ve been because I d had a couple drinks before reading the end E ARC from Edelweiss PlusHazel lives on a farm with her two mothers and her older brother Rowan They have a heard of goats that her Mom milks for her business of making soaps and other products, and Mimi is a lawyer in town Because of a change in the train schedule, Hazel has to go to another middle school, leaving her friend Becca behind for 8th grade Since a girl at her old school, Kristen, was always very mean, calling Hazel goat girl and making fun of her for crying, Hazel wants to make E ARC from Edelweiss PlusHazel lives on a farm with her two mothers and her older brother Rowan They have a heard of goats that her Mom milks for her business of making soaps and other products, and Mimi is a lawyer in town Because of a change in the train schedule, Hazel has to go to another middle school, leaving her friend Becca behind for 8th grade Since a girl at her old school, Kristen, was always very mean, calling Hazel goat girl and making fun of her for crying, Hazel wants to make sure she flew under everyone s radar This is rather lonely, but she eventually finds a table in the cafeteria where she can sit with Yosh, an outspoken boy with a colorful Mohawk who is in a wheelchair, and Carina Carina went to Hazel s old school, but presented as a boy then Hazel gets along well with her, and the two slowly become friends When a school family tree project is assigned, Hazel struggles She wants to include Lena and Miles, babies that Mimi had who both died before they were born, but doesn t want people to make fun of her This is an especially sensitive topic because Mimi is pregnant again, and Hazel is beside herself with fear Even Rowan, who just graduated from high school, took a gap year before going to college because he was concerned about his family coping When there is a Health and Human Development project to carry around a bag of flour and treat it as if it were an infant, Hazel s concern deepens It doesn t help that Becca has become a cheerleader, hangs out with Kristen, and doesn t often contact Hazel When Mimi goes into premature labor, she must reach out to Becca s family for help, and she realizes that she hassupport from all of her friends than she realized Strengths It was interesting to see a character working on a small farm there is not much of that in literature I also enjoyed Rowan as a supportive older brother The friend drama with Becca was very true to life, and Hazel s general anxiety is on trend It s nice to see Carina as a supporting character whose role is to be Hazel s friend and whose gender is not all that relevant We need literature that shows all manner of characters, and Bigelow does a good job at this Weaknesses I m still not convinced that middle grade readers want much younger siblings This was also my complaint about Lowry s Son I m old enough that miscarriages are NOT something that one talked about it seems odd to me that Lena and Miles has names and Hazel even knew what was going on When I was the age to be having children, this would have been something very much kept quiet I may or may not be speaking from personal experience about this What I really think I think it is hard to understand but important to realize that LGBTQIA people sometimes congregate There was an interview with Lisa Bunker that pointed this out, which was good for me to read because my feeling about her books was that there were a LOT of characters my students may never have met, and it might be confusing to them to have so many This interview made me understand books with characters who might feelcomfortable with others like themselves Is Hazelaccepting of Carina given her family background Perhaps You know what This book was wayEVERYTHING than I expected I realize it is classified as middle grade literature, but I would say it s intended for older middle graders as well as the YA crowd There s just a little language ex damn and some younger kids may be all giggly in a class read aloud where the word teets keeps being mentioned because they live on a goat farm where goats are milked regularly One of Hazel s moms has experiences two miscarriages and so there s a lot of fear You know what This book was wayEVERYTHING than I expected I realize it is classified as middle grade literature, but I would say it s intended for older middle graders as well as the YA crowd There s just a little language ex damn and some younger kids may be all giggly in a class read aloud where the word teets keeps being mentioned because they live on a goat farm where goats are milked regularly One of Hazel s moms has experiences two miscarriages and so there s a lot of fear and uncertainty when the family discovers she s pregnant again near the beginning of the book I don t want to say too much about the storyline, but Hazel is figuring out who her friends really are while also discovering what it is to be a good friend to someone new The story has Jewish, transgender, and queer rep AND Hazel loves science, so there s a lot of STEM strewn throughout This may be my final 5 star rating for 2019 really enjoyed it Forchildren s literature, middle grade literature, and YA literature reviews, feel free to visit my personal blog at The Miller Memo Right after I finished reading So much deeper than I ever anticipated REALLY great story, writing, and resolution Can t wait to shareon Monday Honestly this might be the best book I ve ever read, and I m not even the intended audience The book follows 13 year old Hazel who is starting her 8th grade year at a new school, thanks to district rezoning Hazel is 13, with frizzy hair, glasses and lives on a farm in Michigan and to be honest I was pretty sure this was my literal exact childhood Introverted, loves to read and spend time outside The biggest difference is that my farm had Pumpkins instead of goats haha Anyway, This is a part Honestly this might be the best book I ve ever read, and I m not even the intended audience The book follows 13 year old Hazel who is starting her 8th grade year at a new school, thanks to district rezoning Hazel is 13, with frizzy hair, glasses and lives on a farm in Michigan and to be honest I was pretty sure this was my literal exact childhood Introverted, loves to read and spend time outside The biggest difference is that my farm had Pumpkins instead of goats haha Anyway, This is a particularly hard year for Hazel One of her moms is pregnant, after suffering two miscarriages, shes starting this new school and shes afraid she ll lose her best friend in the process The story is wholesome, relevant, and just feels true I literally was crying in the last quarter of the book, something that is really really rare for me I really felt for Hazel throughout the story, and it really reminded me of how difficult navigating middle school is without the additional worries Hazel had going on Life is confusing and hard at that time and Bigelow tackles it perfectly The story has a diverse cast, and covers some really heavy topics for a middle grade book but does so in a way that feels organic and age appropriate I have nothing but love for this book and intend to check outof Bigelow s work after this This book is a delightfully queer middle grade novel about a relatable and sweet feminine protagonist, with some neurodivergent qualities I will handsell this, and particularly recommend it for classrooms. This book was very different from what I expected, but it was also very good It s mainly about one of Hazel s mums being pregnant again after two miscarriages, and Hazel having a hard time dealing with her anxiety surrounding this pregnancy At the same time, Hazel is starting at a new school and feels her best friend drift away from her when she becomes friends with Hazel s former bully She learns that there s always room for hope in any situation, and that you can always make room for new fr This book was very different from what I expected, but it was also very good It s mainly about one of Hazel s mums being pregnant again after two miscarriages, and Hazel having a hard time dealing with her anxiety surrounding this pregnancy At the same time, Hazel is starting at a new school and feels her best friend drift away from her when she becomes friends with Hazel s former bully She learns that there s always room for hope in any situation, and that you can always make room for new friends.I loved reading about this baby ace so much This part of the storyline wasof a side plot than the actual focus, but that s okay, because it was lovely, it inspired a wonderful chat with one of the Hazel s mums, and we need different types of representation anyway It was just so wonderful to see this represented in a middlegrade novel Rep questioning aromantic asexual MC, sapphic mums, one of which is black, trans Latinx side character, disabled Asian side character, Jewish side characterCWs miscarriage, ambulance, hospital, bullying, mention of suicidal thoughts The first thing that I want to say is that I absolutely love how easily inclusive this book is And that every book ever needs to follow in its footsteps.This book doesn t focus on the fact that there are people who are gay, black, Jewish, ace aro, or in a wheelchair, they re just people And the fact that this exists so easily makes my heart so very, very happy.Hazel s Theory of Evolution was on my radar from the second I knew of its existence early 2019, I believe , and I was so ready for ano The first thing that I want to say is that I absolutely love how easily inclusive this book is And that every book ever needs to follow in its footsteps.This book doesn t focus on the fact that there are people who are gay, black, Jewish, ace aro, or in a wheelchair, they re just people And the fact that this exists so easily makes my heart so very, very happy.Hazel s Theory of Evolution was on my radar from the second I knew of its existence early 2019, I believe , and I was so ready for another LGBTQ book from Lisa Jenn Bigelow Especially a queer middle grade book I adored her book Drum Roll, Please and I knew that I was going to enjoy this, and I was so glad I wasn t disappointed view spoiler Hazel is thrown into a new middle school for her last year, due to district changes, and she isn t happy about it While she was bullied a fair bit at her old school, she had one friend, Becca, who made things better for her.But now faced with a new school, and the fact that her mum, Mimi, is pregnant again, Hazel is determinedthan ever to make herself as invisible as possible.Mimi has already suffered two miscarriages, and Hazel is so scared that this third pregnancy will result in the same fate Everyone in their family is scared that this is going to happen, too, but Hazel is expecting it to happen any day.In the midst of all of this, all Hazel s friendship with Becca seems to be fizzling out since they re not seeing each other every single day like they would if they were at the same school It breaks Hazel s heart that her former bully is now one of Becca s friends, and she feels quite betrayed.Slowly though, Hazel makes two new friends, both in her grade Yosh, who is in her health class, and Carina, who sits with Yosh at lunch time.I thought it was very realistic for a thirteen year old to process her feelings about her friendships and her mum s miscarriages the way she did Everything seems fine, but the wrong thing sets her off, and I found myself going oh, that s so me a few times, too We humans tend to bottle things up too much sometimes.Even though it is never explicitly stated in the book that Hazel is asexual and aromantic, Lisa s author s note at the end explicitly does I thought the way it was included into the book was so well done, and, as Lisa says in her author s note, Hazel is someone who researches, so she will inevitably end up finding out these exact words and then fitting them to herself properly.Books like this are so important for those young teens who see others around them having their first crushes, and, if they re lucky, their first dates, and to see themselves represented in this sense is so needed.I highly recommend this book to middle grade readers And to anyone else who enjoys books about families, friendships, and enjoys reading encyclopaedias like Hazel does hide spoiler 4 5 stars