The Calculus of Change

The Calculus of Change


A poignant and empowering teen novel of grief, unrequited love, and finding comfort in one's own skin.

Aden isn't looking for love in her senior year. She's much more focused on things like getting a solo gig at Ike's and keeping her brother from illegal herbal recreation. But when Tate walks into Calculus class wearing a yarmulke and a grin, Aden's heart is gone in an instant.

The two are swept up in a tantalizingly warm friendship, complete with long drives with epic soundtracks and deep talks about life, love, and spirituality. With Tate, Aden feels closer to her mom—and her mom's faith—than she has since her mother died years ago. Everyone else—even Aden's brother and her best friend—can see their connection, but does Tate?

Navigating uncertain romance and the crises of those she loves, Aden must decide how she chooses to see herself and how to honor her mom’s memory.

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  • Madison

    3.75 stars I expected Calculus of Change to be light-hearted contemporary, where math meets romance and trivial high school problems create light drama and much fun. Instead, Calculus of Change is a d...

  • Pernille Ripp

    I usually do not share negative opinions of books and yet there were a couple of things that led me to not want to hand this to a teenager; the book is without consequence and handles pretty serious m...

  • Suzanne

    The author really brought me back to my days as a 17 year old girl by reaching into the mind of Aden. The sarcastic look at the outside world, the insecurities, very real family dynamics, eclectic fri...

  • SandraK

    oh wow. this book is beautifully written and too true. the narrator/main character is edgy and real. if you're like me and have had a 'what is this' romance (to use a phrase from the book) that left y...

  • Rendz

    Me: Expects fluff.Book: Imma just leave this hardcore stuff for you right here.Me: Ouch.Solid read. RTC...

  • Cindy

    I've been a YA fiction fan since before the genre actually existed. But every now and then I come across a special book that isn't just a fun read—it's like a tiny, potent time capsule, capturing ju...

  • Jaclyn

    Sweet and moving realistic YA. Starts off somewhat as an unrequited romance, but goes far beyond that. There's also:- coming to terms with grief - Aden is attracted to Tate partly b/c of his spiritual...

  • Misty

    3.75/5 starsI was expecting this to be a cosy romance full of clichés about the nerdy high school girl falling in love with the popular guy. But God was I wrong. It’s touching much more than that, ...

  • Crystal?

    Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for this arc. Wow. This book. It was way more than I expected. I was thinking this would be just a cute contemporary. But it is so much more than that. It is a...

  • KayCee K

    The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb was refreshing. Yes, it's a YA Contemporary and yes it does have teen drama, but it's more than that. ..Overall, this was a strong read for me that brought both s...