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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Addie Emerson doesn’t believe in love, at least for herself. A straightlaced, brilliant girl, she’s more interested in getting an A than falling in love. But Addie is determined to prove the science of love—because Addie Emerson does believe in science.
Science tells her that “love” is nothing more than the brain’s state under the influence of certain chemicals. And by artificially stimulating those chemicals, the brain can totally be tricked into falling in love. So Addie decides to apply that knowledge—and make her classmates fall in love—to win the coveted Athenian Award for Science in her elite private school. One way to speed up the process—adrenaline—she’ll put her classmates in dangerous, high-risk situations . . . and research the fallout.
But a mysterious new guy keeps messing with her plans. And she kind of can’t stop thinking about his gorgeous brown eyes. With backstabbing competitors—including her former lab partner, the preppy, wealthier-than-thou Dex—and more than one pair of star-crossed lovers—can Addie manage to salvage her experiment and win the Athenian? And what happens if she does the unthinkable—and falls in love?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Neural pathways,” he heard himself say in sudden clarity. “I laid down new ones in Nepal and wasn’t prepared to deal with the implications.”
This was a YA contemporary story, with a bit of science.
Addie was really dedicated to her work in this book, and took her experiments really seriously. She really did come across as quite a smart girl, and I liked her theories about love.
The storyline in this was about Addie doing an experiment which had to do with people falling in love during high risk situations, which she tried to recreate. We also got a storyline about animal testing and how wrong it was as well. I thought the idea of the story was pretty good, but the pace was a bit slow, and there wasn’t enough romance for me.
The ending to this was okay, but again, I’d have liked a bit more romance.
6 out of 10