Seventeen-year-old Kami is into science, way smarter than she should be, a little obtuse, and born to investigate. The kind of girl who excels in Martial Arts and runs a chaos theory experiment in her locker.
Kami finds a way to focus her talents when she meets Daniel, whose younger sister Julia died from an overdose of prescription drugs—drugs that the cops think came from Daniel’s stash. First Daniel turns up at Kami’s MA class, and later she saves him from a couple of drug dealers at the local skate park. Neither episode endears him to her, but Kami views life as a series of data points, and in Daniel’s case, the data do not add up.
In Chaos Theory, first time author M Evonne Dobson not only tells a fast-paced mystery, but also explores her protagonist’s deep need to understand the chaotic lives of those around her, lives that refuse to be neat, clean, and simple. Especially when death happens to those you love. Set in Iowa, Chaos Theory is a young adult contemporary crime novel, the first in a proposed series tentatively called The Kami Files.
When I started reading this book, I wasn’t so sure I would like it. I thought about not finishing it a couple of times. However, I stuck with it and I’m so glad that I did. I’m a sucker when it comes to puzzles. This was a big puzzle that was super fun to figure out along side Kami. There wasn’t much of a love story, which was completely fine. It didn’t need it. I look forward to move books like this. The author keep me on my toes all the way to the end. This book has it all. You can consider Kami the modern day Nancy Drew.
Title: Chaos Theory
Author: M. Evonne Dobson
Format: Ebook (Free copy in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley)