‘The Love Hypothesis’ by Laura Stevens

This is Laura’s first novel not part of the Izzy O’Neill series (which I loved). It’s an amazing book and totally different to her other works!

Laura’s style of writing brings pure joy to anyone reading it, no matter the topic, even with her first 2 books about a leaked explicit photo, it showed how the character Izzy smashed through everything that was thrown at her and came out on top. The Love Hypothesis is no different.
Physics genius Caro Kerber-Murphy knows she’s smart. With straight As and a college scholarship already in the bag, she’s meeting her two dads’ colossal expectations and then some. But there’s one test she’s never quite been able to ace: love. And when, in a particularly desperate moment, Caro discovered a (definitely questionable) scientific breakthrough that promises to make you irresistible to everyone around you, she wonders if this could be the key. What happens next will change everything Caro through she knew about chemistry – in the lab and in love.

Every teenage girl has probably been through that point in their life in school when everyone seems to be in love and you feel like the only girl in school who hasn’t got a boyfriend and you doubt yourself that you ever will get one. Caro takes it to the next level (which isn’t recommended) by buying tablets online which are apparently going to help her with the opposite sex. The nerdy girl finally finds someone she thinks she will be her forever, but does it last long?

The hilarious book covered every type of topic. I love how Caro’s girlfriends are absolute polar opposites. Gabriela is completely besotted by her boyfriend, head over heels in love; she is part of the cheerleading squad and hardly has time for her friends anymore. Then you have Keiko who is an outgoing plus-size singer who loves to be in the limelight and does not care really what anyone else thinks of her. Then there is Caro, she is the nerd of the group, she loves science and chess and always does her homework on time. But as a trio they work so well together, the conversations between the three shows that it doesn’t matter what group you may think you belong to, you can still be best friends throughout it. The innuendos throughout this book made me cry with laughter. Laura writes it’s perfectly, I’m sure she  still secretly a teenage girl at heart.

Caro also has her own struggle in life with the fact that she doesn’t know anything about her birth mother. Caro has two dads which are amazing to see in a YA novel. In the world we live now, having two mums or two dads isn’t unusual but it is sooo good to see it down on paper. I have to admit that Vati (one of her fathers) is my favourite character in the entire book. He was just so funny and honest with Caro and some of the lines he comes out with are just out of this world. Laura must have had so much fun writing for him, because it was side-splitting to read.

Sometimes the science stuff went over my head, when Caro character goes into depth on some of her in-depth knowledge I had to have a quick Google of what she was talking about, but it shows how much research and dedication that Laura must have gone into to get this book perfect.
It was hard to put down once I had started it (yes I know a lot of books do that to me haha) but it was so honest, funny, cleaver, light-hearted, meaningful and covered so many different difficult aspects of someone’s teenage life mixed with the comical humour and so much love. Laura has smashed it once again with this one, even up until the very last page which made me squeal with excitement. I cannot wait to read whatever Laura brings out next. Highly recommended by me, as are every single one of her novels! 

If you haven’t read any, what has taken you so long? Stop reading this review and go get one!


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