This Is My Brain on Boys

This Is My Brain on Boys

by Sarah Strohmeyer


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Jane Austen’s Emma meets The Rosie Project in this quirky, irresistible, romantic comedy from Sarah Strohmeyer, the author of Smart Girls Get What They Want.

Addie Emerson doesn’t believe in love. Not for herself anyway. With one year left of high school, she’s more interested in snagging a full scholarship to Harvard than a full-time boyfriend.

That doesn’t mean she’s oblivious to the ways of the heart. Or, rather, the head. Because after months of research, Addie has discovered how to make anyone fall in love. All you need is the secret formula.

But will her discovery be enough to win the coveted Athenian Award and all its perks? (See above, full scholarship to Harvard.) Or will she be undone by Dexter, her backstabbing lab partner, who is determined to deep-six her experiments at their exclusive private school?

Those are the least of her problems now that she’s survived a death-defying flight with a mysterious, dark-haired boy, who has delicious chocolate-brown eyes and a few secrets of his own.

With an experiment to mastermind, an infatuated exchange student on her hands, and at least one great white shark (more on that later), can Addie’s prefrontal cortex outwit her heart? Or will she have to give in to her amygdala and find out, once and for all, if this thing called love is more than just her brain on drugs?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062259622
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 782,658
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Sarah Strohmeyer is a bestselling and award-winning novelist whose books include The Secrets of Lily Graves, How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True, Smart Girls Get What They Want, The Cinderella Pact (which became the Lifetime Original Movie Lying to Be Perfect), The Sleeping Beauty Proposal, The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, Sweet Love, and the Bubbles mystery series. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Boston Globe. She lives with her family outside Montpelier, Vermont.

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This Is My Brain on Boys 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Storytellermary More than 1 year ago
STROHMEYER, SARAH This Is My Brain on Boys Quirky, lovable, inadvertently funny Addie Emerson reminds me of some of my favorite students (if teachers had favorites ;-) Her research on emotions, love, fear, and the connection between them, takes many delightful twists and turns assisted by her diverse cadre of friends. This is a YA book, but I don’t discriminate categories. It hooked me from the turbulent air flight . . . real men take time to comfort frightened children. From there, things just got wilder and more interesting in this very well-written adventure. “Juliet could be a public service announcement for what happens to a brain on boys.” “If it weren’t for spiders, humans would have been killed off by mosquito-borne diseases eons ago.”
ChaptersWeLove More than 1 year ago
I picked this book because of the title. This story is about a girl name Addie a true science nerd. Addie doesn't believe in love and believes that any two people can fall in love if put in dangerous situations. In order to get a scholarship she uses this concept and names the project B.A.D.A.S.S. This story was not what I expected but I did enjoyed it!
COBauer More than 1 year ago
THIS IS MY BRAIN ON BOYS by Sarah Strohmeyer is a hilarious and completely unique look at romance between a socially awkward science student and her unlikely match. This book is quite different from others in the YA romance genre--kudos for an original storyline. Strohmeyer's characterizations were spot on. Although the plot was slightly predictable and wrapped up a little too neatly, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely worth a read!
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
The synopsis of this sounded perfect to me and I was eager to get to reading it. Addie is a lot of fun, but in an unintentional way. I couldn't stop cackling at how she took everything so literally. I loved how Kris and BFF Tess so quickly became fluent in Addie-speak. The experiments were interesting enough and while the science was definitely there, it wasn't too science-y. I liked how things evolved at the end and the last couple of chapters were awesome. I would have loved just a bit more at the end {mostly more kissing}, but the epilogue was fantastic. Overall, a quick and fun read. I'll probably be reading this one again. **Huge thanks to Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**