Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander

Love and Other Unknown Variables

Charlie Hanson has a clear vision of his future. A senior at Brighton School of Mathematics and Science, he knows he’ll graduate, go to MIT, and inevitably discover solutions to the universe’s greatest unanswered questions. He’s that smart. But Charlie’s future blurs the moment he reaches out to touch the tattoo on a beautiful girl’s neck. The future has never seemed very kind to Charlotte Finch, so she’s counting on the present. She...

Details Love and Other Unknown Variables

TitleLove and Other Unknown Variables
Release DateOct 7th, 2014
PublisherEntangled: Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction

Reviews Love and Other Unknown Variables

  • Glass
    Love and Other Unknown Variables or That Feeling When You Laugh and Cry at the Same Time Every once in a while you find a book that manages to surprise you. Just when you think how you've read every possible plot twist out there, bam! - there goes your heart and soul, whisked away in that latest book you have read and that should have been called The Biggest Emotional Roller Coaster Ever. Yes, Shannon Lee Alexander, that is the sound of my heart...
  • Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦
    4 Stars!!Charlie attends Brighton School of Math and Science, a school for the nerds and everything in his life had been planned out a long time ago. He will graduate and attend MIT an resolve great questions. While Charlie and the other kids from his school love math and science, this can’t be said about English. The kids of Brighton School are super smart so they always find something to drive all the English teachers crazy. The English teach...
  • Giselle
    Love and Other Unknown Variables ended up being a much more emotional read than I expected, and one that has substance and depth. Not the fluffy story I somehow expected after seeing this cover and blurb (which, to be fair, I only skimmed). There were things that were a tad annoying like the prank story arc, but aside from that it was a really good read.We're treated to a brilliant, literal narrator, Charlie, who, despite his genius level of inte...
  • Melanie
    See more reviews at YA Midnight ReadsEeeeeh. I'm honestly feeling disappointed with Love and Other Unknown Variables because more than half the Goodreads reviews have rated this book 5 stars. Sadly, I just don't see the appeal.The book follows Charlie, a boy who attends Brighton School of Mathematics and Science and has his entire future planned out. He wants to go to MIT and he's crazy good at maths. In fact, everyone in his school is pretty dar...
  • Jaime Arkin
    “Please don't confuse love and logic Charlie. They aren't even remotely related. “ I have a crush on Charlie Hanson. First of all, I loooooove stories written from a male point of view… let me clarify. I love them when they’re done well, and this one…. Well it’s done amazingly well. Secondly… I have to tell you right up front that this story did not make me cry. If you’re looking through some reviews for this book, you’re defini...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    I want infinity, even though I know I can't reach it.I wasn't sure about what to expect when I went into Love and Other Unknown Variables. I was thinking of a fun, quirky and easy read. In a way, I guess this book did deliver.Charlie's a huge nerd, and it was easy to find him endearing enough. For crying out loud, he still recites the Periodic Table of Elements while he brushes his teeth--weird, but definitely cute. He also has an ambition and he...
  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    This book was not at all what I expected. I thought it was going to be this cute, frivolous little love story that would likely warm my heart and leave me with a smile on my face. I couldn't have been more wrong.This is what some might deem a "cancer book". But I didn't know that going into it. Obviously. I might not have read it had I known, but I would have missed out on such a poignant story and I would have regretted it, like I've been regret...
  • a_tiffyfit
    Review to come closer to release date. I feel like my heart was just ripped out of my chest, stomped upon, bandaged and re-inflated, and then stuffed back into me with a sweet kiss and a hug of understanding. I'm smiling through my tears. Wonderful story.
  • Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
    Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?Warning: I feel like it's my duty to warn you that you'll see this book connected and compared to the other cancer book we all have heard of. While the reasons for that are there and the comparison is justified in my opinion, I also want to say that this is not just another TFIOS wannabe, and it's much much more than that. Meet Charlie or I would like to call him one of the sweetest and cutest male character ...
  • Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
    This was fantastic! Take Stephanie Perkins and mix her with John Green and you get this!
  • Nancy❤The❤Bookaholic
    ~~4.5 INFINITE HOPE HEARTS~~Release date October 7th, 2014That was a really emotional read for me but it didn't make me cry. If you loved TFIOS then you’ll enjoy this book. Charlotte & Charlie’s story is one that you won’t easily forget. It did make me laugh a little at the beginning. I like how the author mixes the humor in with such a depressing emotional read. I was excited to receive an ARC from NetGalley for this book. The synopsis dre...
  • Morris
    This is a review of an ARC provided through Netgalley by Entangled Press in exchange for an honest review.I don’t even know where to begin with how much I love “Love and Other Unknown Variables.” Love may not be a strong enough word. There are so many things about it that make it a breath of fresh air in the Young Adult genre.Shannon Lee Alexander’s writing seems effortless and flows in a way that pulls you in quickly and keeps you engage...
  • Mai is a Happy Bibliophile
    This is way better than The Fault in Our Stars. And I liked that book. Imagine that.I love how honest, funny and emotional this book is. I don't like Math but this books made me tolerate Math. You read a cancer book, you think "Oh my God, this is gonna be a sob-fest." Well, with this book? Not really. You will feel it tug on your heartstrings, you will feel sadness but what's weird is how it can also make you smile at the same time. You'l...
  • Lisa
    4.5 stars!THIS BOOK. Oh my, I don’t even know where to start with this. ALL the feels, people, ALL THE FEELS!!“Sometimes life is like that, you know. It smacksus when we’re down. The brave get back up. At least, they do in thebooks.”Well, let’s start with this cover. Seriously?! This “totes adorbs”, if there ever was such a saying. ;) At first glance I knew it was a book made just for me. *cheesin’ grin* I fall hard for book cover...
  • Kassiah
    I can't believe that this is Shannon Lee Alexander's debut. All the flails. All the fun. All the feels.MIT-bound nerd Charlie Hanson's world is completely changed when he notices a girl with a tattoo on her neck in line in front of him. He can't help but to touch her, and their connection is instantaneous. Whirlwind artsy Charlotte, coincidentally also referred to as Charlie, is new in town--her sister just became the English teacher at Charlie's...
  • C. Maria
    “Scientists believe time travel is something like that, in its simplest sense, the leaping across from one part of the circle to another. If it’s true, everything lasts forever. “Which sucks, because it means I will miss you forever. But it’s cool, too, because it means in my own stupid way, I get to love you forever.”THIS BOOK WAS SOO GOOD.It was funny and also sad. I loved the characters so much they were smart, talented, real and so ...
  • Obsmama
    I am I supposed to form words about my love of Charlie. IDK if they have invented them yet.I can't say enough about how well done this book is. I have an affinity for male POV, and this is done so well. I fell instantly in love with his thinking and its really a well done "nerd romance".The cover is fantastic, and the supporting characters make the book feel alive and organic. There is nothing I can say I would change about this book. ...
  • Mehsi
    I received this book from Netgalley/publisher in exchange of an honest review. I am not one who loves mathematics and I was at first a bit worried about reading this, worried that I might not like it since I have no affinity with maths. Luckily you don't need to love maths to love this book.Charlie is a wonderful, sweet, but a bit strange of a character. He is awkward (see his notes on girls), but he tries his best. I loved how smart he was and h...
  • Stephanie A.
    I did not have a good time reading this book. First, pretentious teens at a STEM-focused high school decide to make their English teacher's life hell, because they're too good for ~unquantifiable nonsense~. Second, the Popular Kid with the power to stop it decides to lead the harassment instead. Why? Because said English teacher's sister, the Girl with the Infinity Tattoo, is tired of people pitying her for having cancer and wants her sister to b...
  • Rachel Finney
    I liked this book- I think I would have liked it more if I wasn't subconsciously comparing it to The Fault in Our Stars at times. To be fair, I LOVED the main character Charlie because he was such a sweet, awkward guy who honestly wanted to be the best person he could be. He had such an impressive character growth and development and his relationship with his sister was adorable. Overall, a good solid 4 stars.
  • Christina Marie
    **This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review**A very good read. It was emotional, raw, humorous, real, and simply adorable. It was quite a rollercoaster of a story.I will definitely say that I wasn't moved, I shed no tears, and I didn't really get sad... BUT I really enjoyed reading this story. It was a lot of fun, despite the not-so-happy parts. This story follows Charlie Hanson and his first real experience with...
  •  Lori (Ficwishes)
    I do not have the words to tell you how amazing this book it. As a matter of fact, I don't think there are enough words in the universe to tell you how much I loved it. If you are a John Green fan (like I am), just take the utter swooniness of Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars) and the obsessive nerdiness of Colin Singleton (An Abundance of Katherines), combine them with the questing loyalty of Quentin Jacobsen (Paper Towns) and you have Ch...
  • Jojo (The Reading Bee)
    I HAVE FOREVER TO RECOVER RIGHT?! SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!! BEWARE! GOD! THIS BOOK JUST CRUSHED MY HEART AND SOUL AND EVERY FIBER BEING IN ME!!I cried and cried and cried and even if it's an E-book, I cannot look at it without crying. I absolutely hated it, it's awesome!What can I say when I am at loss of words?! Cry. My weeping will carry out the unspoken words. Before halfway into the book, someone on tumblr spoiled for me, but I KNEW THAT I'D STILL C...
  • Sarah
    A sympathetic 2.5 stars(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)There wasn’t anything horribly wrong with this book, I just didn’t enjoy it.The characters in this were alright I suppose, but I just couldn’t warm to them. They irritated me a bit in places, and I just didn’t care what happened to them. I did feel quite sorry for everybody involved ...
  • The Book Jar Blog
    Read more of our reviews at: www.thebookjarblog.wordpress.comThis is the story of a brilliant, albeit, awkward teen Charlie, and his relationship with Charlotte. Charlotte is a free spirit who lives in the present because of her illness. Charlotte's sister happens to be Charlie's English teacher and in order to distract her sister, Charlie becomes a prankster. With college on the horizon, and Charlotte becoming something more to Charlie, he finds...
  • Natalia
    Очень понравилась книга. Давно у меня такого не было. Последние страниц 10-15 слезы вообще было не сдержать. Захотелось познакомиться с творчеством этого автора поближе.
  • Francesca
    Pourquoi j'ai choisi ce livre? lolC'est une histoire tendre, drôle et émouvante.
  • Anna (Unquenchable Reads)
    Tore my heart. Review to come
  • Tia
    Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee AlexanderAverage Rating on Goodreads: 4.30 of 5 StarsMy Rating: 5 of 5 StarsPages: 350Synopsis:Charlie Hanson has a clear vision of his future. A senior at Brighton School of Mathematics and Science, he knows he’ll graduate, go to MIT, and inevitably discover solutions to the universe’s greatest unanswered questions. He’s that smart. But Charlie’s future blurs the moment he reaches out to to...