Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
by Robin Brande
Summary: By trying to do the right thing, Mena has angered her parents, her friends, her church, and her pastor. They are all being sued for millions of dollars, and her parents may lose their business. Mena has no friends, her parents barely speak to her, and now she must start high school alone. But in the midst of this living nightmare, Mena meets someone new who makes her laugh and encounters a special teacher who makes her think in a whole new way.
Thoughts: This is a thought-provoking novel that raises hard questions and touches you deeply. The characters are so real and stay with you long after the story ends. My heart just broke for Mena and what she was going through. The author skillfully handled controversial issues leaving the reader with much to ponder. I look forward to more from this first-time novelist.