When I think back on STRINGS by G. Miki Hayden, the first word that comes to mind is “bizarre.” It is all about different dimensions. I know there are other books like that out there, but this was my first reading one and I found it delightful. It was all over the place in a great way! Some parts were confusing, but they all led up to clarity, and the best part was that Robert, the main character, was confused too. I find him very real. Instead of being “perfect,” he was flawed like any teenage boy. Instead of grasping the new concepts quickly, he struggled with them, and eventually understood. I could relate to that.
Something that really stood out to me was when his mother taught him to hold photographs by the edges. My grandmother always stressed that to me!