Evolution, Me, & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande attacks the controversial arguments surrounding religion in schools from a new perspective. Mena, Brande’s protagonist, starts the school year having been kicked out of her church group. When none of her former friends will speak to her, Mena finds refuge in science class with a charismatic teacher and cute new lab partner. When the class begins the unit on evolution, however, Mena finds herself in a difficult position between her old and new friends.
Tackling a number of controversial subjects, this book tells a compelling story of a young girl figuring out what she believes and how she can express that belief. Evolution, Me, & Other Freaks of Nature takes a provocative subject and puts a refreshing spin on it. Brande uses Mena to explore both sides of the debate, instead of condemning one or the other.
- Posted by Erin