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36 Questions That Changed My Mind about You (Hardcover)
Question: Can 36 questions make two people fall in love?
Research: Reading the New York Times Modern Love column
Hypothesis: Yes (love is like magic - you have to believe in it for it to work).
Experiment: Randomly selecting two teenagers (each with their own motivations for participating in the study and their own secrets to hide), putting them in a room together, and waiting for sparks to fly (or for blood to be spilled).
Collect data: 72 answers, dozens of instant messages, three phone calls, two letters, and one kiss
Graph/analyze data: (I would draw a graph, but at this point in the book, all pretense of this being an actual research project has been abandoned.)
Conclusion: That’s for you to decide...
— From Kinsey's Picks
Inspired by the real psychology study popularized by the New York Times and its "Modern Love" column, this contemporary YA is perfect for fans of Eleanor and Park.
Two random strangers. Two secrets. Thirty-six questions to make them fall in love. Hildy and Paul each have their own reasons for joining the university psychology study that asks the simple question: Can love be engineered? The study consists of 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 and driven each other almost crazy. They've also each discovered the painful secret the other was trying so hard to hide. But have they fallen in love? Told in the language of modern romance--texting, Q&A, IM--and punctuated by Paul's sketches, this clever high-concept YA is full of humor and heart. As soon as you've finished reading, you'll be searching for your own stranger to ask the 36 questions. Maybe you'll even fall in love. Rights have sold in 17 territories
About the Author
Vicki Grant has published fifteen critically acclaimed and award-winning novels in her native Canada. She is also an award-winning TV scriptwriter and advertising copywriter. Vicki lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. Visit her at www.vickigrant.com