The gravity of us / Phil Stamper.
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- ISBN: 9781547600144
- ISBN: 1547600144
- Physical Description: 314 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 
When his volatile father is picked to become an astronaut for NASA's mission to Mars, seventeen-year-old Cal, an aspiring journalist, reluctantly moves from Brooklyn to Houston, Texas, and looks for a story to report, finding an ally (and crush) in Jeremy, the son of another astronaut.
Cal Lewis's volatile father has been picked to become an astronaut for NASA's mission to Mars. This means leaving Brooklyn-- and Cal's career plans as an aspiring journalist-- to move to Houston, Texas. Now life is a media circus, and Cal and his parents struggle to be the "perfect American family." He meets and falls head over heels for Leon, whose mother is also an astronaut. As the frenzy around the mission mounts, Cal suspects secrets are being kept from the families that could change everything. -- adapted from jacket
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
*Starred Review* Seventeen-year-old Cal is in the catbird seat; his broadcasts using his FlashFame app have hundreds of thousands of followers, and he has been promised an internship with BuzzFeed, no less. Unfortunately, that all gets called into question when his pilot father is selected as an astronaut for NASA's Orpheus V project, requiring the family to move to Texas. It would seem that Cal's journalistic ambitions and desire to report on Orpheus V would be well served by this, but a channel called Star Watch has a contract with NASA for exclusive coverage of the project. A defiant Cal broadcasts anyway, despite a cease and desist order. And then he meets Leon, the son of another astronaut, and it's love at first sight. Their relationship is not without its glitches, however, and readers will wonder if the two teens can stay together. Ratcheting up the suspense, it appears that Orpheus V will lose its funding unless Cal and his broadcast can come to the rescue. Yes, Stamper's debut is not without its wishful thinking and improbabilities, but it manages to remain rooted in reality, thanks in part to its well realized characters and innovative premise. The result is a sweet-spirited romance that will capture readers' hearts and imaginations. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Phil Stamper grew up in a rural village near Dayton, Ohio. He has a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Publishing with Creative Writing. And, unsurprisingly, a lot of student debt. He works for a major book publisher in New York City and lives in Brooklyn with his husband and their dog. This is his debut novel.