The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost Kiss

Category: YA

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Abrams

Release date: January 5, 2021

Evie Beckham has never been interested in dating. Her love of mathematics and her frequent battles with anxiety have kept her fully occupied. (And honestly, she’s always found the idea of kissing to be a little bit icky). But lately, Evie’s feeling braver. Brave enough that maybe she’ll enter that prestigious physics competition and even say yes to the new guy flirting with her. Caleb Covic knows Evie isn’t ready for romance but assumes that when she is, she will choose him. Because he is her best friend, and he loves her, and he has almost kissed her 14 times. So Caleb is horrified when he is forced to witness Evie’s meet cute with a floppy-haired, mathematically gifted transfer student. Because Caleb knows the girl never falls for the funny best friend when there’s a mysterious stranger around, he decides to use an online forum to capture Evie’s interest. Now, he’s got Evie wondering if it’s possible to fall in love with a boy she’s never met.

Amy Noelle Parks

Amy Noelle Parks is an associate professor at Michigan State University, where she helps future teachers recover from the trauma inflicted on them by years of school mathematics. Much to her family’s dismay, she tends to view all One Direction songs as potential writing prompts and likes to write stories about smart girls falling for feminist boys in quirky midwestern settings.
Headshot: Amy Noelle Parks

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