Inspired by the real psychology study popularized by the New York Times and its Modern Love column, this contemporary YA is perfect for fans ofEleanor and ParkTwo random strangers Two secrets Thirty six questions to make them fall in loveHildy 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 thirty six 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, theyve laughed and cried and lied and thrown things and run away and come back and driven each other almost crazy Theyve 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, QA, IM and punctuated by Pauls sketches, this clever high concept YA is full of humor and heart As soon as youve finished reading, youll be searching for your own stranger to ask the thirty six questions Maybe youll even fall in love This is a cute story about two teenagers who meet when they go to do a paid psychological social experiment The experiment claims that you can manipulate two people into a relationship by having them ask each other 36 specified questions Hildy wants to go because she thinks its interesting and Paul goes because he wants the 40.00 The story is told through a lot of instant messages texts and fast paced dialogue I actually wasn t in love with any of this, although it made for a fast read I felt like their answers each always brought up the same cutsy, smart aleck asides and that was boring after awhile The parts of the story told in regular format were much appealing I found the stories about Hildy and Paul s homelives and pasts very interesting and they came across better as individual characters The ending was actually super cute and could easily make for a chick flick movie This really upped the value of the story for me This writer is actually quite talented, I just think the format didn t work for this book. Surprisingly warming, not cheesy Just the perfect amount of romanticism and very well done dialogues Now I want to met a stranger and do the questionnaire. I was looking for this book for years Finally I decided that I was able to buy it not get it as a pdf Totally worth it. I thought this book was so cute I m very familiar with the study the book was based on, so I was really excited to pick it up and see how it was played out in book format I read the book in one sitting, and really enjoyed it It s a YA romance about two teens completing 36 questions with each other with the intention being a psychologist will study the results and see if they feel connected or attracted to each other after answering them all What I will say is that the book is very predictable It s a typical girl meets boy story with lots and lots of misunderstandings until they eventually start to understand each other, etc etc etc Despite the predictable plot which is pretty much a given in this type of book I found the story and characters enjoyable There were some drawings throughout the book, which I really liked and thought was a nice touch The one qualm I had was that there was a ton of build up to some bad event that happened in Hildy s life, and when it finally came to light at the end of the book, it seemed like there was going to be resolution with that particular storyline, but the book ended and I felt like it was rather abrupt and that there could have been some closure in that regard.Overall, if you re looking for a book that s light and cute and has a happy ending, this is the book for you