This Is My Brain on Boys

This Is My Brain on Boys

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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Jane Austen's Emma meets The Rosie Project in this quirky, irresistible, romantic comedy from Sarah Strohmeyer, the author of Smart Girls Get What They Want.

Addie Emerson doesn't believe in love. Not for herself anyway. With one year left of high school, she's more interested in snagging a full scholarship to Harvard than a full-time boyfriend.

That doesn't mean she's oblivious to the ways of the heart. Or, rather, the head. Because after months of research, Addie has discovered how to make anyone fall in love. All you need is the secret formula.

But will her discovery be enough to win the coveted Athenian Award and all its perks? (See above, full scholarship to Harvard.) Or will she be undone by Dexter, her backstabbing lab partner, who is determined to deep-six her experiments at their exclusive private school?

Those are the least of her problems now that she's survived a death-defying flight with a mysterious, dark-haired boy, who has delicious chocolate-brown eyes and a few secrets of his own.

With an experiment to mastermind, an infatuated exchange student on her hands, and at least one great white shark (more on that later), can Addie's prefrontal cortex outwit her heart? Or will she have to give in to her amygdala and find out, once and for all, if this thing called love is more than just her brain on drugs?

Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062259622
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Stroh
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 22 cm

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Aug 03, 2018

Allie has never believed in love and believe it to be merely a chemical reaction. She is in her final year of high school and is aiming to receive a scholarship from her dream school, Harvard. And to do that, she decides to do a test that proves that under stressful or traumatic situations any two human beings can fall in love. This idea first blossomed when the plane Allie was on was about to crash. Kris was coincidentally beside her and she kissed him to prevent his hyperventilation. When they meet again, later on, he becomes her test subject and tries to make him fall in love even though he already fell for her… and she might just return those feelings. I really loved Allie’s personality since it was unique and quirky. The plot of this novel was definitely interesting and engaging. I really loved the romance but the ending was a little lacking. Rating: 5/5
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ReadJillyRead Aug 23, 2016

This is an incredibly cute and fun romantic comedy. When I finished reading this book I promptly started telling everyone about it, I loved it so much.

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