Synopsis: ‘Joshua is good at magic tricks, ignoring his homework, and not thinking about life after year twelve. He's not so good at talking to Sophia, the genius in his class who he's had a crush on for years. But with their time together in high school running out, he has to do something about it, soon because if he's learned one thing, it's that timing is everything.
Sophia is smart enough to know that geniuses like her can end up as socially inept recluses. In fact, maybe she's halfway there already, what with the panic attacks and her best (and only) friend Elsie drifting away. All Sophia can do is seek refuge in what she understands best: maths, science, logic.
But there's no logical explanation for the odd, almost magical things happening around her. And there are some things no amount of study can prepare you for…’
This book is funny, sad, irritating, realistic and just lovely. How can it be all these things you ask. Well, when the author knows how to write all of these emotions can be evoked from a reader and Melissa Keil definitely knows what she is doing.
This is an easy book to read and a very enjoyable one. The characters are diverse, the relationships realistic and the emotions experienced by the two main characters, Joshua and Sophia, are easily identifiable by any senior high school student.
For a feel good escapism read, I recommend ‘The Secret Science of Everything’.
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