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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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Works Similar to The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
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  2. The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane
  3. Proof Geometric Construction Can Solve All Love Affairs by Takahashi Manbou (lyricist) / Ane Manbou (illustrator)
  4. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things by Lev Grossman
  5. Time Travel for Love and Profit by Sarah Lariviere
  6. The Absolute Value of Mike by Kathryn Erskine
  7. The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott
  8. A Perfect Equation (The Secret Scientists of London) by Elizabeth Everett
  9. Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen Headley
  10. Geek High by Piper Banks
Ratings for The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss:
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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)

GenreRomance, Young Adult,
MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Insanity, Romance, Math Education,

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