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Special Topics in Calamity Physics

This is a fun book to read - lots of twists and a very unexpected ending. I read it 5 or 6 years ago, and wanted to again, but I couldn't remember the title or author's name. I have been searching for it for months!


All I could remember was that it was about a teenaged girl whose nickname was Junebug. She lived with her father - mom was not in her life. One of her parents had a large collection of butterflies and moths and it was set in the south. People are not who or what they seem to be - there's a slightly scary undercurrent. It is not a "chick flick" type of book at all.

I had forgotten about a site I bookmarked a while ago: The second suggestion was to use Google book search and there it was.

It has nothing to do with Physics so don't let the title scare you. I recommend it and intend to read it again as soon as I finish the ones I have now.

posted on Feb 1, 2013 3:30 PM ()


Yes it is.Forgot about that.
comment by fredo on Feb 3, 2013 5:22 AM ()
Glad you found it!
comment by marta on Feb 2, 2013 1:27 PM ()
Me too. It's a good book if you're looking for something to curl up with in this cold weather.
reply by catdancer on Feb 2, 2013 3:06 PM ()
all you need is to google it.
comment by fredo on Feb 2, 2013 9:46 AM ()
When I Googled it, all I got were children's books and field guides to butterflies, etc. I had to use Google Books, which is a whole separate thing apparently.
reply by catdancer on Feb 2, 2013 3:05 PM ()
Isn't this wonderful.You can almost find anything online if you searched it.
Glad that you were able to located the title of the book.
comment by fredo on Feb 1, 2013 4:20 PM ()
Yes, you just have to look in the right places. The librarian couldn't even find it for me - I'll have to tell her next time I see her.
reply by catdancer on Feb 2, 2013 7:18 AM ()

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