This Is My Brain on Boys by Sarah StrohmeyerThis Is My Brain on Boys by Sarah Strohmeyer

This Is My Brain on Boys

bySarah Strohmeyer

Hardcover | March 20, 2018

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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?

Sarah Strohmeyer grew up in Bethlehem, PA, & is a former newspaper reporter. Her previous book is "Barbie Unbound: A Parody of the Barbie Obsession". She lives outside of Montpelier, VT, with her husband & two children.
Title:This Is My Brain on BoysFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.13 inPublished:March 20, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062259628

ISBN - 13:9780062259622


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wasn't so bad. This book wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. From the other synopses that I've read of Strohmeyer's books this one appealed to me the most. It might be my interest in the brain but it might just be that it's fictional while still grasping at the fact that love and dating and friendship can all sometimes be very awkward and unsettling. The foreshadowing in the book and having all the little details line up was done very nicely. I don't know that I'd recommend this book but I definitely wouldn't not recommend it.
Date published: 2017-11-20

Editorial Reviews

RAISE FOR SMART GIRLS GET WHAT THEY WANT: “SEX AND THE CITY meets PRIDE AND PREJUDICE in this funny, smart, and heartwarming book. Brainy babes, unite! This book is for you.”