Today I’m sharing an adorable YA title that releases TOMORROW, January 5th & if you’re a YA reader, this one is absolutely worth picking up!
About The Book:
Title : The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss
Author : Amy Noelle Parks
Pub Date : January 5th, 2021
Pages : 368
Caleb has always assumed that when she was ready for romance, Evie would choose him. Because he is her best friend, and he loves her, and he has almost kissed her 17 times…
Seventeen-year-old Evie Beckham has never been interested in dating. She’s been fully occupied by her love of mathematics and her frequent battles with anxiety (and besides, she’s always found the idea of kissing to be a little bit icky). But with the help of her best friend and her therapist, Evie’s feeling braver. Maybe even brave enough to enter a prestigious physics competition and to say yes to the new boy who’s been flirting with her.
Caleb Covic knows Evie isn’t ready for romance but assumes that when she is, she will choose him. So Caleb is horrified when he is forced to witness Evie’s meet cute with a floppy-haired, mathematically gifted transfer student. Because Caleb knows the girl never falls for the funny best friend when there’s a mysterious stranger around, he decides to use an online forum to capture Evie’s interest. Now, he’s got Evie wondering if it’s possible to fall in love with a boy she’s never met.
Told in the alternating voices of Evie and Caleb, THE QUANTUM WEIRDNESS OF THE ALMOST KISS is a YA romantic comedy, sure to satisfy fans of Jenny Han, Rainbow Rowell and Stephanie Perkins.
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A cover and title that would be an auto pickup for me, this YA title was everything I needed right now. A light-hearted teenage romance that was the cutest story with characters who were unique and endearing.
I adored Evie with her anxiety & quirks, and how could you not instantly fall for a female protagonist that’s smart as can be, and doesn’t care what others think about it.
Her best friend, Caleb, is in love with her but hasn’t ever told her, so we as the readers just instantly feel for him, their longtime friendship and cheering him on just waiting for a happily ever after! I clearly have a thing for falling for your besties you grew up with because I just adored this book!
Parks doesn’t just give you the fluff either, she packs in some great writing about bullying, anxiety and the pressure and effects of those in our families and around us that was incredibly relatable!
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Amy Noelle Parks is an associate professor at Michigan State University. When she’s not using One Direction lyrics as a writing prompt, she’s helping future teachers recover from the trauma of years of school mathematics. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two daughters.