The Zigzag Effect

JPL Youth Services Reader's Advisory

imagesTitle: The Zigzag Effect
Author: Lili Wilkinson
Recommended for: 7th-12th grade
Pages: 345

Synopsis: Sage is delighted to land a holiday job at a theater. Mostly because it will earn her the money she needs for the photography course she’s coveted since she first picked up a camera. And working for a magician should be interesting, right? Plus there’s a cute stagehand named Herb, who could make it even more interesting.

There is a lot to like about the Zigzag Effect, including learning that zigzag is one word and it won’t find it if you search it as two words!  🙂  The synopsis emphasizes the romance aspect, and the romance was well done–it is romantic, but not steamy.  They kiss, but they also get in fights and have misunderstandings and are real people with problems.  However, the romance is only a…

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