The Gravity of Us

The Gravity of Us

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 14/05/2020
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The Gravity of Us
To the moon and back!
When Cal’s dad is selected for NASA’s mission to Mars, Cal feels like his future is falling apart. How can he become a serious journalist when his own fami... READ MORE
Dan - Clifton, Bristol.


'I'm so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book.' - Becky Albertalli Cal wants to be a journalist, and he's already well underway with almost half a million followers on his FlashFame app and an upcoming internship at Buzzfeed. But his plans are derailed when his pilot father is selected for a highly-publicized NASA mission to Mars. Within days, Cal and his parents leave Brooklyn for hot and humid Houston. With the entire nation desperate for any new information about the astronauts, Cal finds himself thrust in the middle of a media circus. Suddenly his life is more like a reality TV show, with his constantly bickering parents struggling with their roles as the "perfect American family." And then Cal meets Leon, whose mother is another astronaut on the mission, and he finds himself falling head over heels--and fast. They become an oasis for each other amid the craziness of this whole experience. As their relationship grows, so does the frenzy surrounding the Mars mission, and when secrets are revealed about ulterior motives of the program, Cal must find a way to get to the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526619945
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 222g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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The Gravity of Us
Martian Teenage Journalism
A huge thank you to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for the ARC of The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper. An enthralling tale of a teenager, Cal, who has his life ma... READ MORE
Beatrice Scott
The Gravity of Us
A delight from start to finish
As someone who is obsessed with the history of space exploration, this unique setting of this novel piqued my curiosity and kept my hooked throughout. The... READ MORE
The Gravity of Us
One of the top YA titles coming out this year!
17-year-old, Brooklyn hipster Cal wants to be a journalist. He is well on his way, with half a million followers and a Buzzfeed internship lined up. But hi... READ MORE
The Gravity of Us
2.5 stars of disappointment
Gutted is how I feel if I compare my excitement at the beginning and my feelings over this by the end. I feel like THE GRAVITY OF US had all the potential ... READ MORE
Micky - bookphenomena
The Gravity of Us
An excellent LGBT+ contemporary romance
Stamper has crafted an excellent YA contemporary romance with The Gravity of Us, full of believable drama and space brilliance that filled my heart with jo... READ MORE
Emily (ashortbooklover)
The Gravity of Us
Absolutely Fantastic
This book was everything i needed right now, the characters i just loved and the plot was fantastic. Ive read a lot of books about space but never one abou... READ MORE
Emma Thompson
The Gravity of Us
A really enjoyable read.
There's a lot going on in the story with a large cast of characters; space programme, reality TV, social media, dysfunctional families, anxiety, depression... READ MORE
Lynn Allington
The Gravity of Us
A very charming romance set under the stars.
This was such a charming read! Seventeen year-old Cal has his entire life uprooted from Brooklyn to small-town Texas when his dad is recruited for NASA's h... READ MORE
Charlotte Harrison
The Gravity of Us
cute, summer read
This was a nice, light read. Cal is an up and coming social media star in New York- he has nearly half a million followers on Flash Fame, the app where he ... READ MORE
Jennifer Ayre
The Gravity of Us
YA romance and drama in a NASA Mars project setting
3.5 stars In this book we follow Cal, a teen in New York with a large following on a platform similar to YouTube. Cal’s dad has always loved space travel a... READ MORE
Natasha Bayliss
The Gravity of Us
What a book!
Seventeen-year olde Cal is a successful social media journalist with half a million followers and is used to sharing his life online. But, when his pilot F... READ MORE
Lois McWilliam
The Gravity of Us
Was recommended absolutely loved
Orlagh Marley
The Gravity of Us
A Sweet Contemporary Sci-Fi
Cal is a teenager who is popular on social media for his news channel. But when his Dad is recruited by NASA as a potential member of the first crewed spa... READ MORE
Liv Burrell
The Gravity of Us
High 4 stars
I really enjoyed this. I love stories about space and while this isn't set in space, it gives me enough space talk to keep me hooked. The world building wa... READ MORE
Clare Doran