Charlie Hanson has a clear vision of his future. A senior at Brighton School of Mathematics and Science, he knows he’ll graduate, go to MIT, and inevitably discover solutions to the universe’s greatest unanswered questions. He’s that smart. But Charlie’s future blurs the moment he reaches out to touch the tattoo on a beautiful girl’s neck.
The future has never seemed very kind to Charlotte Finch, so she’s counting on the present. She’s not impressed by the strange boy at the donut shop—until she learns he’s a student at Brighton where her sister has just taken a job as the English teacher. With her encouragement, Charlie orchestrates the most effective prank campaign in Brighton history. But, in doing so, he puts his own future in jeopardy.
By the time he learns she's ill—and that the pranks were a way to distract Ms. Finch from Charlotte’s illness—Charlotte’s gravitational pull is too great to overcome. Soon he must choose between the familiar formulas he’s always relied on or the girl he’s falling for (at far more than 32 feet per second squared).
I should say that the first thing that caught my eye was the cute, bright and interesting cover. Then I read the synopsis and I knew that this book is for me and I have to read it. So I did.
Love and Other Unknown Variables is a novel that will play with your feelings, that will make you happy and sad, you'll laugh and you'll feel that your heart was shattered...and then the pieces are glued together. I can't say that this is a fluffy, cute and light read, because it has some serious part too. Is more that kind of novel that makes you think and look better and closer at things and people. Not every thing that is cute and colorful outside is rainbowy inside. Or maybe outside is dark and ugly but inside is warm and colorful. And people too.
I really liked how the plot developed and how everything started to make sense, bit by bit, with every chapter. The characters are beautiful, with complexe personalities and each one is so special and different from the other, but in the same time they're so alike. Charlie and Charlotte are two people that are trying to figure out life and make friends and have fun, and fall in love, even if the life is not so good or they have issues. I liked how their relathionship grew through the novel and I'm happy that they had such cute and funny moments together.
So, I'll end here, because if I talk more I'm afraid I'll spoil something and I don't want that to happen. But if you're looking for a cute, fluffy and funny read, but also with a deep and realistic part, and with cute characters then try this. I'm sure you'll enjoy it! : )
!Received through NetGalley!