I received a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion from Netgalley. Receiving the book for free does not affect my opinion.
RATING: 4 STARS
Ionic and covalent bonds are a piece of cake for MJ. But human bonds are a little harder …
There are only two things MJ wants in her final year of high school:
1) Glowing grades and …
2) to convince uber-smart, chiselled-jaw Jason they’d be a winning team outside the science lab as well as in.
Tutoring deadbeat drummer, Luke, isn’t part of the plan. After all, he has average intelligence, takes disorganised notes and looks like a partied-out zombie at their study sessions! Not even his taut biceps will win MJ over.
But MJ learns that she could be tutored in a few life lessons too: That sometimes there’s good reason to skip chemistry tutorials. That intelligence is so much more than a grade average.
And that sometimes you can’t beat the chemistry.
It’s pre-med brains that turn me on, not drum belting bleeding hearts.
Mj is often harsh and judgemental. She’s very intelligent when it comes to studies but clueless at social situations and when she decided to tutor her brother’s roommate, Luke, she often comes to realise that her judgements can be wrong.
Through the book, we see how she develops and turns into a girl that is not only more openminded but also more compassionate and kind.
Her parents – specifically her mother – are hard on her and want for her to become a doctor even though that is not what she really wants and MJ learns to fight back and speak up for what she thinks is right along the way.
Somewhere along the way, MJ starts falling for Luke instead of Jason – her brainy Science partner – which is the starting of a cute and authentic love story.
‘Can’t Beat the Chemistry’ is a heartwarming tale about how people are not always what they seem to be and how they can have hidden depths in them that one could never imagine.
I am really glad I read this book because I really enjoyed it!
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