The Science of Boys

  • Illustrated By: Gracey Zhang
  • Pages:256
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:friendship, popularity, puberty, science, humor, Teen Love, Growing Up, bullying, Social Skills
  • Pub Date:06/30/2022

Twelve-year-old science nerd Emma Sakamoto wants to reinvent herself when she starts high school. When stylish new girl Poppy asks for Emma’s help getting the attention of her crush, Cole, Emma lies and tells Poppy that she’s writing a book about the science of boys. Emma’s friend, George, offers to help Emma apply scientific principles to the mystery of getting a boyfriend. But George has an ulterior motive!

Real science and enthusiasm for scientific principles are interwoven into this humorous story of friendship, family and what it means to truly belong.

“Emma will take readers through the gamut of teenaged emotions: embarrassment, loneliness, excitement, deceit, acceptance, and the long difficult journey to self-knowledge. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials