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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I have to agree with the other reviewers Hank was an interesting character and the story did a good job of showing his difficulties with social interactions and fixation on music On the other hand, Liana just didn t ring true as a character and that dragged down my overall rating of the book She s a girl who is intelligent enough to be working on a college level study during the summer She admits to have kissed a number of boys and liking it, but it isn t clear how much further any of these I have to agree with the other reviewers Hank was an interesting character and the story did a good job of showing his difficulties with social interactions and fixation on music On the other hand, Liana just didn t ring true as a character and that dragged down my overall rating of the book She s a girl who is intelligent enough to be working on a college level study during the summer She admits to have kissed a number of boys and liking it, but it isn t clear how much further any of these relationships progressed I think at one point she mentioned kissing a guy when they were both shirtless, so she may have on occasion done some moderate hooking up but she is still a virgin From what she says it is kissing guys that she enjoys, not anything else that might progress from kissing She rattles off the names and locations of a number of guys she s kissed over the years but there is never any indication that she has developed any sort of reputation around school for anything she has done Then she gets an anonymous note accusing her of being a slut and suddenly she gets plagued with doubt and self recrimination The thought has never occured to her before and now all of a sudden it turns her into an emotional cripple.Sorry, I just couldn t buy that this highly intelligent girl is going to suddenly equate liking to kiss guys with being a slut Especially just based on an single anonymous word stuck in her locker when there is never any proof it was even intended for her That she then fixates on enough to carry the note around in her wallet so her mother can conveniently notice it and add to the drama And because she is a budding scientist, she decides that, rather than rationally examining the note for how meaningless it really is, she is guilty of unacceptable behavior in some unknown person s eyes and must therefore redeem herself in the guise of calling it an experiment.Overall, consider it a 4 for Hank and a 2 for Liana The Half Life of Planets is a book I have mixed feelings about On the one hand, it is a really great portrayal of the thought processes of someone with Asperger s and their first experiences with the opposite sex On the other hand, it seemed quite a bit over simplified in terms of how the neurotypical half of the relationship reacted to their own circumstances.Hank is a boy with Asperger s and a very complicated home situation Lianna has quite a few things going on in her own life and has s The Half Life of Planets is a book I have mixed feelings about On the one hand, it is a really great portrayal of the thought processes of someone with Asperger s and their first experiences with the opposite sex On the other hand, it seemed quite a bit over simplified in terms of how the neurotypical half of the relationship reacted to their own circumstances.Hank is a boy with Asperger s and a very complicated home situation Lianna has quite a few things going on in her own life and has some self esteem issues related to her family life I love the way that Hank is written, along with the authors not excusing some of the mistakes he makes by chalking it up to Asperger s I believe quite a few middle grade aspies will love reading about such a relatable character, and I also believe that it will be quite an eye opener for those who may know someone on the spectrum but not closely.Lianna, on the other hand, seemed to handle things unrealistically at the end I don t mean her interactions with Hank, though those are understandably awkward She does quite a few over the top things that seem to just be swept easily under the rug at the end in favor of a nice, tidy ending.In spite of my thoughts on Lianna, I still recommend The Half Life of Planets for readers 7th 9th grades There are a lot of valuable insights to be found in the book However, I think it will lose the interest of older readers.This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review A true page turner Franklin and Halpin create perfect balance between entertainment and insight Yes, perfect.Liana is, surprisingly, far from the one dimensional Smart it takes a short while for that to become apparent, but in the end, it makes sense It fits her just right She s the character you want to hate but can t, because she recognizes her own flaws she just doesn t know how A true page turner Franklin and Halpin create perfect balance between entertainment and insight Yes, perfect.Liana is, surprisingly, far from the one dimensional Smart Pretty Girl Mary Sue you might peg her to be There sto her than brains and being a kissing addict it takes a short while for that to become apparent, but in the end, it makes sense It fits her just right She s the character you want to hate but can t, because she recognizes her own flaws she just doesn t know how to correct them, or if she wants to And you can t help but give her credit.On the other end of the character spectrum, there s Hank You can t help but adore him He s comic relief, but also genuinely funny and straightforward whether he means to be or not He s incredibly different in comparison to the male main characters in other novels, but in the best possible way His personality is transferred from the pages to the reader Essentially, Hank isthan a character he may as well be real True to himself and his quirks, he s the one to admire.The writing relies heavily on the dialogue, and less on description, but it works The dialogue is both sharp and fun And frankly, while the plot works nicely, Liana and Hank are so likable, real, and overall a great duo, that I feel as though I wouldn t mind reading about any specific event, so long as they re both involved.Bottom line is, The Half Life of Planets is a great new novel, with vivid, unforgettable characters and a plot that although predictable allows them to shine www.thegrammariansreviews.blogspot.com Disclaimer I am the mother of a teenager with autism And not the high functioning kind and I found this book to be near perfection.I really wanted to find a book that could capture the inner voice of a teen on the spectrum, as well as present him in a non stereotypical manner THE HALF LIFE OF PLANETS succeeds on both fronts In many ways, the book is about two teens, Lianna and Hank, who meet, and really like each other Their growing closeness throughout the book is sweet, and Lianna s react Disclaimer I am the mother of a teenager with autism And not the high functioning kind and I found this book to be near perfection.I really wanted to find a book that could capture the inner voice of a teen on the spectrum, as well as present him in a non stereotypical manner THE HALF LIFE OF PLANETS succeeds on both fronts In many ways, the book is about two teens, Lianna and Hank, who meet, and really like each other Their growing closeness throughout the book is sweet, and Lianna s reaction when she discovers Hank has Asperger s is touching and realistic.I adore the fact that both characters have intense interests outside of finding a boyfriend girlfriend Hank and his music, Lianna and her astronomy and that they complement one another in character and demeanor Another thumbs up comes from the depiction of family in the book I am sometimes Hank s mom, fussy and exasperated, and in the next breath loving and coddling my son with autism Lianna s relationship with her family is strained, but believably so and not over the top.I do love books with dual points of view, and what made this one work well is that two authors wrote the book, each writing from either Hank or Lianna s POV The authors also did an excellent job of describing the other character and events from their character s POV Each character had a solid, discernible voice, and their observations about the other character blended in seamlessly.If you have someone with special needs in your life or even if you don t and just want to read a story about people with a different perspective read this book Liana rattles around in a big house with her mother, a school counselor who substitutes baked goods for meaningful conversations, and her father, a hypochondriac who s only home a few days a month To fill the emotional void, she kisses boys Lots of boys.Hank is a guitar genius with Asperger s Syndrome He can list dozens of songs about girls named Jenny and knows what kind of guitar was used on every hit between 1950 and 2003, but he can t figure out how to relate to people or have a normal co Liana rattles around in a big house with her mother, a school counselor who substitutes baked goods for meaningful conversations, and her father, a hypochondriac who s only home a few days a month To fill the emotional void, she kisses boys Lots of boys.Hank is a guitar genius with Asperger s Syndrome He can list dozens of songs about girls named Jenny and knows what kind of guitar was used on every hit between 1950 and 2003, but he can t figure out how to relate to people or have a normal conversation.After finding an anonymous note calling her a slut, Liana starts to reevaluate her life She decides to spend her summer focusing on the astronomy internship she s doing at a local college and vows that she won t kiss anyone, no matter what But then she meets HankThis is a solid romance, although it sometimes feels like a geekier Nick Norah s Infinite Playlist Hank is a great character not an over the top caricature, but a hapless, funny, sweet guy just trying to figure things out Liana s mix of passion and intelligence is great to see in a teen novel, but the writing in her chapters could have been tightened up The plot is nothing special, but the supporting characters, especially Hank s long suffering Punk Rock mother Frat Boy player brother, keep things moving along when the story could otherwise devolve into endless navel gazing from Hank and Liana.Overall, a good read for teens who like music, science, or misfit romance I so wanted to fall in love with this, to be charmed by a sweet,simple and touching summer love story Half of the book delivers Hank,a teenage boy with Asperger s syndrome is funny, sincere, and sympathetic without ever crossing the line into pathetic He s probably the best character with Apserger s I ve ever read Not that I ve read that many, but some just do it so wrong Curious Incident, I m talking to you Anyway, the only problem in Half Life is the other Half Liana is such an un I so wanted to fall in love with this, to be charmed by a sweet,simple and touching summer love story Half of the book delivers Hank,a teenage boy with Asperger s syndrome is funny, sincere, and sympathetic without ever crossing the line into pathetic He s probably the best character with Apserger s I ve ever read Not that I ve read that many, but some just do it so wrong Curious Incident, I m talking to you Anyway, the only problem in Half Life is the other Half Liana is such an unexciting, dull character She never shows much of a personality, and I never really felt like I got her why is she really so upset by the slut comment I mean, I get why that would deeply hurt a teenage girl, but I felt like there was something else there that was never really revealed Why is it exactly that she doesn t have any friends Does she even actually like Hank Are her issues with her sister real, or are they just a cheap ploy by the authors to make her into a deep character Sigh, I think the character had potential, but she really just emerges as a very flat character with very, very simplistic problems and desires Despite that, still giving it four stars I really did enjoy reading it, and its better than a lot of other ya lit out there Liana Je ne suis pas la fille que tout le monde s imagine Je le jure et j en ai la preuve Preuve que je pourrais fournir, si seulement j arrivais sortir de la salle de bain de cet h pital pour retourner la r alit qui m attend dehors, derri re la porteHank Rencontrer une fille qui me parle, qui me sourit, qui m aime bien et qui a envie de m embrasser, a semble impossible, comme si Johnny, Joey et Dee Dee Ramone sortaient de leur tombe et faisaient une nouvelle tourn e C est impossible mais ce serait vraiment cool si cela arrivaitLiana et Hank semblent vivre sur deux orbites diff rentes Que se passera t il quand leurs plan tes entreront en collision The novel The Half Life of Planets follows the stories of both Lianna and Hank Lianna has kissed and dated many guys, has a pretty face, and has a major knack for science and wants to be a planetary scientist After getting a note in her locker labeling her as a slut, she goes into science mode and decides to conduct an experiment where she doesn t kiss anyone all summer This sounds like an incredibly easy plan until Hank, whom she meets at the hospital, comes along Hank is a teenage guy w The novel The Half Life of Planets follows the stories of both Lianna and Hank Lianna has kissed and dated many guys, has a pretty face, and has a major knack for science and wants to be a planetary scientist After getting a note in her locker labeling her as a slut, she goes into science mode and decides to conduct an experiment where she doesn t kiss anyone all summer This sounds like an incredibly easy plan until Hank, whom she meets at the hospital, comes along Hank is a teenage guy who has Asperger s syndrome and really can t seem to know when he s talked about his passion for music just a tad too much Although he can go on for hours simply talking about music, he doesn t have much to talk about when it comes to girls After an awkward encounter in the women s bathroom, yes, Hank accidently ran into the women s bathroom they both started to talk to one another They decided to meet at a cafe where they play Hank s playlists, and there lies the spark of their relationship Will Lianna complete her lip locking experiment Can Hank stop rambling on about music and talk to a girl and possibly even get his first kiss I simply loved this book because of all of its witty, funny, and remarkable moments This is definitely a great story to read over the summer because it s about the start of a summer romance Digital ARC This is the newest book on my list of YA favorites that should become movies Hank and Lianna are both extremely likeable You root for both of them as you switch back and forth between their points of view They re deeper than a lot of YA lit characters and although it s a romance, they have actual lives They have interests, families and other relationships that are not one dimensional mentions.Hank s autism is ever present but not in a let s make a cute book about autism way Digital ARC This is the newest book on my list of YA favorites that should become movies Hank and Lianna are both extremely likeable You root for both of them as you switch back and forth between their points of view They re deeper than a lot of YA lit characters and although it s a romance, they have actual lives They have interests, families and other relationships that are not one dimensional mentions.Hank s autism is ever present but not in a let s make a cute book about autism way He, rightly so, is valued This is not a book about an autistic boy It s a book about a boy with autism and his maybe sort of first girlfriend It s a book about a serial kisser labelled a slut and her maybe sort of new boyfriend whom happens to have autism I wantfiction books in my high school library that handle autism and other differences with such respect and honesty This is definitely on my purchase list , Maybe it s impossible for me to be unbiased in my enjoyment of this work, but so far my favorite thing I ve read for this year s MetroLibrarian Reads Challenge Liana is a kissing addicted, aspiring planetary scientist trying to get over a problem with lead singers Hank is trying to pretend he was named from Hank Williams not Henry Rollins, working in a guitar store to save up for a Jazzmaster, and knee deep in mixes and music miscellany Both are trying to lead lives not just defined by one wo Maybe it s impossible for me to be unbiased in my enjoyment of this work, but so far my favorite thing I ve read for this year s MetroLibrarian Reads Challenge Liana is a kissing addicted, aspiring planetary scientist trying to get over a problem with lead singers Hank is trying to pretend he was named from Hank Williams not Henry Rollins, working in a guitar store to save up for a Jazzmaster, and knee deep in mixes and music miscellany Both are trying to lead lives not just defined by one word applied to them by others slut for Liana and Aspberger s for Hank.So yes it is yet another he said, she said tome set in a seaside resort town seriously I think I m already 3 works deep since January with seaside resort towns But I laughed aloud constantly and rooted for both characters Also, arcane music trivia, unlike for other reviewers, is a boon not a bane for me