The Freak Observer

The Freak Observer

eBook - 2010
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The Freak Observer is rich in family drama, theoretical physics, and an unusual, tough young woman-Loa Lindgren. For eight years, Loa Sollilja's world ran like one of those mechanical models of the solar system, with her baby sister, Asta, as the sun. Asta suffered from a genetic disorder that left her a permanent infant, and caring for her was Loa's life. Everything spun neatly and regularly as the whole family orbited around Asta. But now Asta's dead, and 16-year-old Loa's clockwork galaxy has collapsed. As Loa spins off on her own, her mind ambushes her with vivid nightmares and sadistic flashbacks&#x2015%x;a textbook case of PTSD. But there are no textbook fixes for Loa's short-circuiting brain. She must find her own way to pry her world from the clutches of death. The Freak Observer is a startling debut about death, life, astrophysics, and finding beauty in chaos.
Publisher: [United States] : Lerner Publishing Group : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9780761365440
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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SPPL_János Mar 22, 2018

Knocked out of her steady orbit by two recent tragedies, a Montana teen struggles to make sense of her disrupted world in terms of physics. Woolston masterfully captures an outsider teen's sophomoric musings, which keep returning to Ludwig Boltzmann's titular theory that an infinite universe randomly spawns self-aware but bodiless observers.

Jul 23, 2011

"The Freak Observer" is a story based on a sixteen-year-old Loa, who is suffering from a case of post-traumatic stress disorder. Throughout the story, she explains the reader her problems by using physics problems. She's a very strong girl because she lost her friend Esther and saw how she actually died. Not only that, but her sister Asta died, and Loa had to keep going after everything that has happened to her. She's really smart and is always referring to people's brain and the way they live with it. I highly recommend this book to teenager if they like stories about death and how people are affected by it.

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