“A romantic comedy that’s “a good choice for fans of John Green” (Booklist) about high school, heartbreak, and having all the answers.
What if the secrets of dating and love were revealed in one simple formula? That’s the tantalizing proposition high school senior Shane Chambliss offers the hopeless and hapless guys who come to him for relationship advice.
After the girl of his dreams breaks his heart, Shane devises a mysterious formula called the Galgorithm and establishes himself as the resident dating guru at Kingsview High School. But his attempts to master the art of romance go outrageously awry.
As Shane tries to navigate the ensuing drama, he must follow his heart, abandon all the rules, and ignore his own advice in a quest for true love. What he discovers, no formula could ever predict…”
Aw! This was cute!
I went into it expecting a math-y rom-com, but I’m not entirely sure that’s what I got. A rom-com? Sure, but math-y? Not really.
I’m not sure if that was disappointing or relieving since I hate/am terrible at advanced arithmetic.
There were some cute moments scattered throughout, but I feel like the gem in this book, isn’t its humor. It’s its sincerity.
The way he cares for his best friend Jak is really endearing. The way he knows her, her anxieties (socially and otherwise) is tender and dare I say, intimate. It was gush worthy for sure.
Our main character Shane is a bit of a geek, but he’s fallen into this magnificent roll that can be somewhat tied up in the term ‘Professor Pick Up Artist.’ He teaches the nerdy, dorky underdogs how to get the girls of their dreams.
So even though honesty and sincerity is the true gem, there were some laugh-worthy moments.
He calls his ex-girlfriend Voldemort. Hilarious. It also had a expertly moderated amount of slang, which I found refreshing. So many authors either skip it altogether, or go overboard.
I didn’t quite see the secret behind the Galgorithm coming, but I thought it was a great twist, though somewhat clichéd.
Watching him fall in lust, then in love (and then realize he was in love) was adorable.
Overall, it was just a sweet read. I’ll admit, it was nothing earth shattering, or barrier breaking, but it was enjoyable. If you want to read a cute easy-read, this is definitely a book for you.
I’m definitely keeping my copy, which I got at ALAAC15. I barely made it to Aaron’s signing. I thought I had a picture of us, but I don’t. So I guess I ran so hard I just forgot. Or, my phone didn’t click. I missed a photo of a few authors that way. 😛
*FTC Disclaimer, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It has in no way effected my opinion or review.