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Chemistry Lessons

Meredith Goldstein

Advice columnist Meredith Goldstein’s YA debut is a dazzling and romantic tale about a teen science whiz who tries to crack the chemical equation for lasting love. Maya is miserable. Her mother, an MIT scientist has recently died from cancer and her first serious boyfriend, Whit, has left her for another girl. When she discovers her mother's secret research on a serum that acts as a love potion, Maya decides to use it to get her boyfriend back. She tests the serum on three different subjects: a friend, a neutral new acquaintance, and Whit. But when her experiment creates romantic chaos, Maya realizes that maybe love and loss can’t be understood using the scientific method.