THE QUANTUM WEIRDNESS OF THE ALMOST-KISS By Amy Noelle Parks
Imprint: Amulet Books
Publication Date: January 5, 2021
Page Count: 368
A debut YA rom-com about smart girls, love-struck boys, and quantum theory.
Seventeen-year-old Evie Beckham has always been too occupied with her love of math and frequent battles with anxiety to want to date. Besides, she’s always found the idea of kissing to be kind of weird. But by senior year, thanks to therapy and her friends, she’s feeling braver than before. Maybe even brave enough to enter the national math and physics competition or flirt back with the new boy. Meanwhile, Evie’s best friend, Caleb Covic, has always been a little in love with her. So he’s horrified when he is forced to witness Evie’s meet-cute with the new guy. Desperate, Caleb uses an online forum to capture Evie’s interest—and it goes a little too well. Now Evie wonders how she went from avoiding romance to having to choose between two—or is it three?—boys.
First Line Sneak Peek
Caleb: “I AM NOT IN LOVE WITH EVIE BECKHAM”
Evie: THESE ARE THE STORIES OF MY CHILDHOOD
“A charming friends-to-lovers romance.”— Kirkus Reviews
“Fans of YA rom-coms will have a new favorite.” — School Library Journal
About The Author
Amy Noelle Parks is an associate professor at Michigan State University. When she’s not using One Direction lyrics as a writing prompt, she’s helping future teachers recover from the trauma of years of school mathematics. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two daughters.