Friday, October 28, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: This Is My Brain On Boys by Sarah Strohmeyer


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?

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 13 years, 11 months


Absolutely brilliant, I love it!

The author is wonderful at entertaining and educating me on how the brain works.

This novel is about a girl named Addie. She is doing an experiment on how the brain works when used in various situations. In this case it is love or affection toward another. This book had sneaky and sly characters. The main character really managed to capture my attention and managed to draw me in.

Addie got everything she needed for her experiment by pretending to be caught up in a dangerous situation with a boy named Kris who has a thing for her.

My favorite character is Kris because he likes her so much that he would get expelled for her. I love the affection he shows for her.

My favorite part is when Kris rescues Addie. I love the behavior Addie exhibits throughout the whole book.

This book was great, fascinating, and overall brilliant.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up.