Chemistry Lessons

Category: Book
By (author): Goldstein, Meredith
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: March 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.71in
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From The Publisher*From advice columnist Meredith Goldstein, a dazzling, romantic, and emotionally resonant YA debut about a teen science whiz in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who tries to crack the chemical equation for lasting love and instead wreaks havoc on herself and the boys in her life.

For seventeen-year-old Maya, the equation for happiness is simple: a dream internship at MIT + two new science nerd friends + a perfect boyfriend = one amazing summer. Then Whit dumps her out of the blue. 
 
Maya is miserable until she discovers that her scientist mother, before she died, was conducting research on manipulating pheromones to enhance human attraction. If Maya can finish her mother's work, maybe she can get Whit back. But when her experiment creates chaos in her love life, she realizes that maybe love and loss can't be understood using the scientific method. Can she learn to trust the unmeasurables of love and attraction instead?
From The Publisher*From advice columnist Meredith Goldstein, a dazzling, romantic, and emotionally resonant YA debut about a teen science whiz in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who tries to crack the chemical equation for lasting love and instead wreaks havoc on herself and the boys in her life.
Review Quote*"Recommended purchase for a library with a romance fiction following, especially those who can't get enough of Sarah Dessen."-School Library Journal

"Maya is a clever, funny, and endearing heroine."-Booklist

"The story holds appeal for readers who love romantic reads, but it will also draw the more studious groups who will readily identify with Maya."--VOYA

"Fun, quirky details give this story and its characters a boost."--Kirkus

"There is an intriguing premise at the heart of this romance, and Goldstein provides greater emotional weight as Maya comes to better understand her own grieving process and gain insight into the organic ebbs and flows of authentic love."--Publishers Weekly

 
Biographical NoteMeredith Goldstein writes the Love Letters advice column in the Boston Globe and is the host of the podcast of the same name. Her books includeChemistry Lessons, Things That Grow,andCan't Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist. She lives in Boston with a carnival-size cotton candy machine. Twitter: @MeredithGoldstein