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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Love : a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person; the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration.
This isn't a love story; but it is a story about love. Avoir is loved. She has always been loved. But there is something wrong with the love she is given and at age 16, Avoir just isn't sure how much more of this kind of love she’s going to be able to take. It’s exhausting, and it’s lonely. When she is paired up as lab partners with her enemy’s younger brother, she has no idea how much her life is going to change, and how different love will feel to her in just a year. All she needs to do is survive it.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“I don’t want you to be happy with someone else. I can’t stand the thought of someone else getting to be with you. I know it’s not fair but I hate the idea of anyone else ever getting to love you.”
This was a contemporary romance story, with a mad-scientist twist.
Avoir was an okay character, although she did seem to have problems making up her mind who she loved. I did feel sorry for her in the way that her mother abandoned her, but that all seemed to be a bit weird.
The main storyline in this was about how people would ‘attach’ to Avoir, and then suddenly (around her birthday it seemed), un-attach themselves, and want nothing to do with her. It happened with her mother, her aunt, the next door neighbour, her father’s girlfriend, her teachers, her boyfriend, her girlfriend, and on and on and on. This was all a bit weird, and not explained very well, but had something to do with the experiments that her father was doing with Avoir in his basement laboratory.
We also got a love triangle between Avoir, and two brothers – Charlie and Jack, and it was a bit of a mystery as to whether either of them liked her because they had ‘attached’ to her.
The ending to this was also poorly explained, with Avoir trying to kill herself in an attempt to get someone to un-attach from her! Bit weird really, but could have worked better with a bit more explanation.
6 out of 10