Theories of Relativity

Theories of Relativity

[a Novel]

Book - 2003 | 1st ed.
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Dylan is living on the streets, not through any choice of his own; he's been cut loose by his unstable mother, and lost most contact with his two younger brothers. Disturbing, gritty, painful, hopeful--this is a story of a 16-year-old determined to survive against all odds.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperTrophyCanada, c2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780006392996
Branch Call Number: HAWOR
Characteristics: 200 p.


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Dylan is a 16-year-old who has been cut loose by his mother and has lost contact with his brothers. Despite this, he is determined to survive.

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Oct 12, 2015

This is definitely a great book to read, but I have seen much better books out there. The novel explains about a 16-year-old boy named Dylan who is homeless, because he has been kicked out by his mother.

May 22, 2013

Theories of relativity was an extremely addicting book. The novel revolves around a sixteen year old boy Dylan, who is thrown into the streets by his unstable mother who feels he isn’t “the right image” for her new boyfriend to see. Now Dylan has to learn how to survive on the streets with nothing but a back pack filled with a sleeping bag, some dirty clothes, and a book written by Albert Einstein. He has been stripped from almost everything he had, his family, his money, his clothes, his education all but his theories. He knows no one can take his theories away, like how every fourth person gives him some money, or how no one does anything without wanting something in return, or how you can never really trust anyone. The characters in this story were very well developed and this book had a very realistic view on being homeless. This book was not exaggerated, it was more raw and honest and I think that is what I liked best about it. Theories of relativity really opened my eyes on homelessness and how not everyone on the streets is there because they are addicted to drugs or because they lost their job. I thought the title of this book was quite fitting, Dylan reads Albert Ernestine’s book theory of relativity and he is inspired to create his own theories. Barbara Haworth-Attard did an excellent job in displaying Dylan’s interest in reading and I love how it was a main part of the book. I also really liked how Dylan was so determined not to get messed up with drugs theft, or prostitution. Theories of relativity was disturbing and painful at times but also hopeful. This book showed many examples of not only external but internal conflict as well. It was a definite page turner and I recommend it to anyone over the age of 13 looking for a good read. "The accepted theory is that once something is sucked into a black hole, it can't escape. I have a theory that something can. Me." ~Dylan

Mar 01, 2013

very realistic. attard certainly didn't sugarcoat the circumstances that homeless teens face. i recommend it

carffmann May 23, 2012

Awesome book that deals with the circumstances of homesless teens living on the streets of a city in Canada.

This books explores a lot of helpul issues related to teens living on streets ecetera.

Feb 20, 2011

I actually really liked this one. I thought it would be okay, but then it was realistic, and inspiring. Especially after I'd just had a girl do a presentation on street kids, and I found this book to be very motivational-no matter how fictional it was.

An excellent book!

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Oct 12, 2015

galaxy2002 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

May 22, 2013

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