Atomic number: 33
Name of chemical element: Arsenic
Every solution has a poisonous flaw … even between best friends.
The agreement: Fall break together.
The struggle: A road trip from North Carolina to Massachusetts.
The reason: To find a way back into each other’s lives.
The issue: AJ’s not ready to let Evan reclaim the parts of her he made his.
The hindrance: Connecticut.
The Solution to Unrequited, Book two in the Science of Unrequited: The Story of AJ & Evan.
Len Webster is a romance-loving Melburnian with dreams of finding her version of ‘The One.’ But until that moment happens, she writes. Having just completed her BBusCom from Monash University, Len is now busy writing her next romance about how a boy met a girl, and how they fell completely and hopelessly in love
I’m going to keep this review pretty short, because it’s a book and a series you have to read for yourself. These are not standalone books, and I don’t want to give anything away.
I read The Theory of Unrequited, and despite the drama, I really enjoyed reading it. I was really looking forward to The Solution. However, I realized this book was not for me. If you like angst, drama, and lots of self-flagulation, you’ll probably enjoy this book way more than I did.
We met Alex and Evan in The Theory. Best friends since forever, they’ve grown up and somewhere along the way, AJ made a mistake. She fell in love with her best friend. Throughout her senior year of high school Evan, being a typical boy and hiding things to protect AJ, messed up. It hurt AJ (and they were big mess-ups, not little ones) leading Alex to only one conclusion: when Evan went to Stanford in the fall, she wouldn’t be following.
She didn’t tell him. She lied to him for months. And then changed his number when he continued to call and she didn’t answer.
The Theory was all about why AJ went to Duke instead of Stanford, and Evan having to learn about his best friend again. The Solution was a lot of unnecessary drama. My biggest problem with the book, and the series, is that a lot of this could have been avoided if Alex just COMMUNICATED with her “best friend” about half the stuff that was wrong. Instead, she lied and cut him out of her life cold turkey.
It didn’t make sense to me.
Now, this book wasn’t for me, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be for you. It was extremely well written, and the plot line is good if you like angsty plots. I, however, do not. Alex and Evan are best friends, and they’re rediscovering themselves and each other slowly (Four books slowly). So start with Theory and see what you think. Len is a very good writer, so I will probably try other books of hers. I’m most likely not continuing this series though.