I almost passed up This is My Brain in Love by I. W. Gregorio. A book that, admittedly, sounds very much like another one I read recently and wasn’t initially ready to read again, This is My Brain in Love doesn’t initially feel like something I’d want to read. But then I took a closer look and decided that, if nothing else, this book really deserves a chance due to the diversity. I really enjoyed that other book I mentioned and so it seemed wrong of me to pass this one up just because they were similar.
Jocelyn Wu has just three wishes for her junior year: To make it through without dying of boredom, to direct a short film with her BFF Priya Venkatram, and to get at least two months into the year without being compared to or confused with Peggy Chang, the only other Chinese girl in her grade. Will Domenici has two goals: to find a paying summer internship, and to prove he has what it takes to become an editor on his school paper. Then Jocelyn's father tells her their family restaurant may be going under, and all wishes are off. Because her dad has the marketing skills of a dumpling, it's up to Jocelyn and her unlikely new employee, Will, to bring A-Plus Chinese Garden into the 21st century (or, at least, to Facebook).What starts off as a rocky partnership soon grows into something more. But family prejudices and the uncertain future of A-Plus threaten to keep Will and Jocelyn apart. It will take everything they have and more, to save the family restaurant and their budding romance.
Is This is My Brain in Love on your TBR?
What stands out to you?
Do you love the cover? Cause I definitely do!