Note: This review is spoiler free
Book: The Love Hypothesis
Author: Ali Hazelwood
Age: For readers 16 and up
Waittt hold up? When was the last time I ever gave a rating to a contemporary book even remotely close to 5 stars? NEVER. I can’t even remember the last time I enjoyed one without full on cringing. I went into this book thinking I’d hate it. Teacher-student romance? How about no. YA Contemporary? Hmmm I can already guess the writing will be horrific. I’d already written it off as a cringy romance with a possibly toxic love interest like every other romance novel nowadays.
I was wrong. SO WRONG.
On the risk of sounding like I’m advocating this book using a “not like other books” trope, this book is NOT like other contemporary books and here’s why:
Things I liked:
WE GET IT. IT STARTED TO GET REPETITIVE AFTER THE FIRST 3056883 TIMES YOU MENTIONED IT. PLS AND THANK YOU.
2. Miscommunication trope: I hope this trope burns and rots forever because it is insufferable and is the reason why everything bad is happening in the world right now.
3. Adam Liking Olive (SPOILERS): Was not a fan of the revelation that Adam liked her since that bathroom incident. I mean it's fine if he was like “Oh she seems so cool” but noooo he met her for five minutes and then literally never had a conversation with her in three years but apparently he was head over heels for her during that time. It was kind of like… dare I say it… instant love. 🤢 🤮
But guys this was such a good book that the minor instant love thingy was forgotten really easily. I loved pretty much everything about it and would like the whole book tattooed on my forehead 😌