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The Half-Life of Planets

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

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    I loved this book! I read it for a book group and couldn't put

    I loved this book! I read it for a book group and couldn't put it down. Hank and Liana were both interesting characters. Liana was likable even though she had issues. I loved being in Hank's head as he tried to analyze the situations he was placed in. This story is truly sweet and the characters have fantastic chemistry.

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  • Posted November 15, 2010

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    Was expecting more...

    I started reading it and I thought that it was really good... but as I continued it was just kind of boring and there wasnt something that will motivate me to keep reading... I just kept reading becase I had to.. not because I wanted to know what was going to happen.. since Nothing interesting happened at the end.. I was kind of dissapointed bt oh well.. I guess it was in fact interesting the point of view of hank. I liked that.

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for Teens Read Too

    Liana makes a pact with herself not to kiss any boys during the summer. She's kissed several boys in the past, but then run from them all. Instead, she's going to focus on herself. She wants to understand why she can't talk to boys. Hank knows about music; he lives for music. He works at a music store and has his eye on a special guitar. Hank is also different - he has Asperger's syndrome. It's hard for him to have conversations with people because he doesn't understand social clues. Liana and Hank meet randomly in a girls' bathroom. Immediately, they connect. They can't stop talking and neither wants to leave the conversation. They meet up again at a coffee shop. Liana just wants a friend, someone normal she can count on. Hank wants to date Liana. He's never had a girlfriend. Eventually, they share secrets and their dreams. Can they get past their differences? Asperger's syndrome isn't the main focus of the story, but it adds a serious tone to this tale that is told in alternating perspectives. With THE HALF-LIFE OF PLANETS, Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin pen a winning novel of friendship, romance, and discovering yourself.

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  • Posted October 12, 2010


    It was okay. I generally didn't enjoy it. Hank was funny and interesting; however, when the story was told in Lianna's perspective, i didn't really understand her and her purposes.

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