Review – The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss

The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss
By: Amy Noelle Parks
Release Date: January 5th, 2021
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

When I saw this book cover on NetGalley I found it cute and simple, a clean cover that drew my eye. A cute story about the chaos around teenage romance made me feel like it was a good idea to jump into a less serious story.

Caleb and Evie have been friends for years, best friends, but everyone around them feels that they have to be more than friends. Evie has never really been interested in dating, instead focusing on her love of math (I can’t relate) and her struggles with anxiety (100% can relate).

When a new guy shows up suddenly Caleb is in a panic, realizing that maybe is finally interested in dating but not dating him. The truth comes out – Caleb is in love. Here comes the love triangle.

Desperate times call for desperate measures and Caleb has to do something to get her attention but not as himself, as someone in an online forum that catches her eye. Evie’s falling for someone on the internet and Caleb is now in a mess of his own design.

The characters are fun and enjoyable, just complex enough to not be boring but not teenagers that are so complex you forget they are teenagers. It’s a fine line sometimes and Amy Noelle Parks walked that line perfectly. The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost Kiss also touches on dysfunctional families, conflict with parents and how kids and teenagers, no matter how smart they are, are always doubted by adults.

If you enjoy the best friends to lovers trope this book is definitely for you. Dive in and don’t look back, you’ll enjoy every page.

I was reminded of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and it was a fun, easy story to get into and spend my Sunday enjoying.

The narrators of this story did a wonderful job and I enjoyed their pacing, tone and slight changes to represent other characters without overdoing it. (Honestly I can’t stand male narrators that go falsely high-pitched for female characters or female narrators going comically deep for male characters.)

The original story was first published under the title Can You Help Me Find You? in March of 2020. Under the new title it was republished on January 5th, 2021. Thanks to NetGalley, Harry N. Abrams, Dreamscape Media and Amy Noelle Parks for the advanced audiobook copy of The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss.

About author

Brittney Soban

Brittney is a writer, reader and general lover of all things that end up printed on a page. With a few published poems and a lot of unpublished stories and novels she spends her days doing a nine to five job while wishing she was home working on the worlds she loves to create. As “punishment”, her and her brothers were banned from watching television for a week, leading to Brittney deciding that the free books at the library were better than TV and, in a very Matilda fashion, she took home loads of books every day and has never looked back. A reader of all types of literature, she will read practically anything put in front of her as long as something within it, no matter how small, sparks her interest. Give her high fantasy, science fiction, mystery, it doesn’t matter, but her love does lie within the fantasy and YA genres. A series junkie on top of everything else, she picks and chooses when to begin a series based on how many standalone books also await her attention in her to be read pile. Once she starts a series she will read every installment available back to back until she finishes a series or is forced to wait for the next publication. Called a book dragon by her boyfriend, the term is fitting as she owns more books than anything else and is quite sure her obituary will state she died under an avalanche of books. She truly wouldn’t have it any other way.

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