The Kidney Hypothetical: Or How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days

The Kidney Hypothetical: Or How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days

by Lisa Yee


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Higgs Boson Bing has seven days left before his perfect high school career is completed. Then it's on to Harvard to fulfill the fantasy portrait of success that he and his parents have cultivated for the past four years. Four years of academic achievement. Four years of debate championships. Two years of dating the most popular girl in school. It was, literally, everything his parents could have wanted. Everything they wanted for Higgs's older brother Jeffrey, in fact.But something's not right. And when Higgs's girlfriend presents him with a seemingly innocent hypothetical question about whether or not he'd give her a kidney . . . the exposed fault lines reach straight down to the foundations of his life. . . .

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ISBN-13: 9780545230940
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: HL630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lisa Yee's novels include Millicent Min, Girl Genius; Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (an ALA Notable Book); the Bobby chapter book series, and most recently, Warp Speed. She is also the author of the American Girl books, Good Luck, Ivy, Aloha Kanani and Good Job, Kanani. Please visit her website at

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From THE KIDNEY HYPOTHETICAL: OR HOW TO RUIN YOUR LIFE IN SEVEN DAYS"I'm not even going to discuss this anymore. It's a hypothetical!" I said, glaring at Samantha. The conversation was making me even more nauseated than I already was."It's over, then," Roo said, sounding small."Well, thank god for that," I answered. The topic was stupid. Samantha Verve was stupid. The conversation was stupid. "Thank god?" Roo echoed. "Thank god, that our relationship is over?""Wha . . . ? No, I thought you were talking about the kidney thing–""It doesn't matter. You've ruined my life!" Roo shouted as she raised her hands to the sky. She was in the drama club and they were all like that. "Higgs Boson Bing, you are heartless. I could have died without your kidney." "I'd give you both my kidneys and my heart," Zander said.I couldn't hold back any longer."HIGGS!" Roo shrieked. "Gotta go!" Zander said, quickly retreating.It probably wasn't a good time to throw up, but then is there ever a good time for that?

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