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The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss (2021)
Amy Noelle Parks

In this young adult romance, Evie Beckham is an extremely anxious teenager who loves math and attends a STEM magnet school. She is starting to get interested in dating, but is unaware that her longtime best friend has a crush on her.

The plot seems as cliché as some of the "math nerd" stereotypes, but the book has received positive reviews and gets to mention some advanced math topics (such as when Evie needs to learn about Clifford algebras and counter-examples in topology for her school project).

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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)

GenreRomance, Young Adult,
MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Mental Illness, Romance, Math Education,

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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.

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