This book was a NetGalley find. One of NetGalley’s highlighted books, I requested it, and was looking forward to reading it, especially given how cute the premise and the cover art were.
Two random strangers. Thirty-six questions to make them fall in love.
Hildy and Paul each have their own reasons for taking part in the psychology study (in Paul’s case it is the $40, in Hildy’s the reasons are significantly more complex). The study poses the simple question: Can love be engineered between two random strangers?
Hildy and Paul must ask each other 36 questions, ranging from “What is your most terrible memory?” to “When did you last sing to yourself?” By the time Hildy and Paul have made it to the end of the questionnaire, they’ve laughed and cried and lied and thrown things and run away and come back again. They’ve also each discovered the painful secret the other was trying so hard to hide. But have they fallen in love?
A cute and sweet story about two strangers thrown together by a psychological experience, this book was built around a series of 36 questions designed to make strangers fall in love. Both teenagers with their own issues, the unveiling of their lives to each other, their growing closer happens over Skype chat and a series of gorgeous illustrations of a fish called Kong.
Although I really liked the story of the main romance, I felt like the other threads were left dangling. So the unresolved issues in the background were what left this book feeling unfulfilling in the end. Some structural issues left this a little disappointing, but I’ll definitely look out for more from this author.