The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Predictable story of a biracial girl who is dealing with her mother's depression. Except, there's a great STEM twist, as Natalie, best friend Twig (don't ask - it's a model thing) and new friend Dari join forces as lab partners and then as partners in the Egg Drop Contest. Each chapter starts with a science thought/theory, and the only teacher included is the science teacher. Plus depressed mom? A botanist. For that alone, four stars. If only there'd been more on the S'meggs construction, perhaps without all the glitter.
ARC provided by publisher.