Kate has her life planned out.
She will be accepted to MIT and study chemistry. She just knows it
will all work out. After all, it's the only school she has applied
to. She didn't choose any backups. Even though she was deferred
from early admission, she knows she'll get in. Kate is tired of being
the minister's good daughter and would love the bad Kate to get out occasionally.
When a tragedy affects the neighbors, Kate is put into a position of helping
when she doesn't want to. But, Good Kate takes over and she finds
that helping others can lead to unexpected results.
tip: Never mix chemicals without a defined procedureóthey might explode.
now Kate Malone feels like she is ready to explode.
see Good Kate, the daughter of Reverend Jack Malone, honor student and
family caretaker, the always dependable daughter, a shoe in for acceptance
at a college of her choice, Good Kate had done the unthinkable. Even the
smartest students always apply to 5 or 10 schools just to be sure they
have a fall back position. But Kate had only applied to oneóMIT.
she is worried, worried to the point of panic that she might not get accepted.
As Bad Kate keeps reminding her, she lied to her friends and her father
about applying to other schools, and now she is paying the price. As most
of her high achieving friends get their acceptances the pressure builds.
Malone feels like she is ready to explode. She canít sleep. She canít concentrate.
She is becoming more and more disagreeable. One event could trigger an
explosion or something even more fundamental.
happens youíll make the best of it, says Good Kate.
going to lose it big time, Bad Kate screams.
Tom Reynolds of Sno-Isle Library System for Evergreen
Young Adult Book Award