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 mothers work, maybe she can get Whit back. But when her experiment creates chaos in her love life, she realizes that maybe love and loss cant be understood using the scientific method. Can she learn to trust the unmeasurables of love and attraction instead?...
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Chemistry Lessons Reviews
That cover is beautiful, love the colour combo and the science elements.
This was a cute, quick read and perfect for summer.
The synopsis for this book sounded pretty interesting to me specifically because of the scientific element but it fell short, I didn’t love it and I didn’t hate it, somewhere in between. The book was well written for the most part and it’s fun and an easy read. Its good if you want to pick up something quick where you don’t need to do ...more
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I honestly don’t know how I’m gonna start this review, but here goes nothing. So, I wasn’t expecting to receive this copy (thank you Raincoast for the book), but I was willing to give this book a chance after hearing mostly good things about it. And now I have to say it’s not my favourite book ever, but it’s still a good and (somewhat) predictable contemporary that will still get you in the summer mood. So I would recommend this book for ...more
Overall: 2.3/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 2/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2/5
Review in a Nutshell: Chemistry Lessons had the potential to be a fun summer read, but the issues in it are too glaring for me to look over.
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Chemistry Lessons follows Maya, a budding scientist who was just dumped by her boyfriend, Whit. When she discovers her late mother's old research on pheromones and attraction in humans, Maya decides that she will use ...more
I received a copy of Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein from the publisher (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) in exchange for an honest review.
Maya is ready. Ready to be a freshman at MIT. Ready for the next step in her relationship with her boyfriend, Whit. Ready to move forward with her life.
Then Whit breaks up with her. Suddenly Maya is lost, adrift. She finds solace in the boxes of research her mom left her in her will. She also finds what she needs to get Whit back. Maybe. Maya will have to c ...more
Maya Leschinsky is seventeen going on eighteen. Gifted in math and science, she’s an incoming freshman at MIT. She’s also the daughter of a world-renowned geneticist. After Maya suffers her first breakup, she finds out that her mom had been working on a serum to make love last. She’s determined to continue her mom’s research and get her boyfriend back, but at what cost?
There’s a lot to like about this book. The whiff walks sound heavenly, like a chocoholics dream, and who wouldn’t be tempted by ...more
This book was so cute!! Not your typical contemporary it had a cool science twist!
I do wish we got to know the characters a little bit better and that the book was slightly longer but I loved it!!
comes out June 19 2018! I recommend picking it up!!
*Thank you to HMH teen for providing the ARC at Yallwest2018
Note: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Let me just start out saying I didn't dislike this book at all, it just wasn't what I expected. The synopsis is intriguing, but I found the actual plot to be a little lackluster. Maya's an okay character, but I really didn't understand or feel her connection to Whit, and considering the whole story hinges around her conducting this experiment to win him back, I had a difficult time getting invested.
The plot revolves arou ...more
I will admit that I side-eyed this premise (high school chemistry intern decides to carry on her dead scientist mom's research into pheremones, in an attempt to get her boyfriend to get back together with her) but really enjoyed the book! Maya and her BFF Bryan are great characters. I also enjoyed all the fun Cambridge/MIT-specific details to the setting. I also appreciated that the cast is fairly diverse. Without going into too many details, I do think the ethical/scientific questionability of ...more