Title: The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss.
Author: Amy Noelle Parks.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to Edelweiss, all opinions are my own!)
Publisher: Amulet Books.
Page count: 246.
Release day: January 5th 2021.
Genre: YA, Romance.
Rating: 2.5 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
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.
This book sounded like a cute little romance, which I guess it was, but I did not enjoy it as much as I wanted to..
I just did not really care for the characters. Wasn’t a big fan of their personalities, or at least could not really relate to them. Evie is being described as anxious, and basically has two friends. But that is not really the feeling I got from her. Within 2 or 3 of her chapters she has a boyfriend, which is a guy she gets to know within those chapters, so to me that sounds like it is not so hard for her to make friends. Also other comments from her classmates, or from her towards classmates, I do not get the feeling she has a really hard time talking to people?! But maybe I just did not understand her situation?!
Then the other main character, Caleb, is Evie’s best friend. But he is her total opposite, he has dated almost every girl in their year and is supposed to be way more outgoing! But again I did not really get that feeling from him while reading the book..
There are also so many side characters named, and almost every time I got confused who they were, and if I was even supposed to know them..
I did really like that math and physics was quite a big part in this book. It was not jut mentioned once in the beginning but it kept coming back, I really liked that!
Although there is this competition going on, and I either missed the explanation or there wasn’t any. So in the beginning I was quite confused about what this competition was and why it was so important..
Since I wasn’t a huge fan of the characters and the plot was not the best (to me) I was not very intrigued to continue on..
The writing was okay, when I was reading I want through it quite rapidly!
I’m quite sad that this book was not for me! I hope others will like it more!