The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher

I’m a huge fan of realistic, romantic, young-adult books. I’ve read so many that they sometimes don’t surprise me anymore. I find it hard to find a book very different from everything I’ve read before. But this book is definitely unlike any other (it is true that it might have some similarities with Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist but it has a lot of things that are different as well).

The book deals with two main characters (Ana and Zak), each is the narrator of some chapters showing their personal point of view of things and allowing readers to gain a wider perspective of what is happening.

What is new in this book is that the plot has many different conflicts and each of them leads to the next one, besides all of the problems characters face are extremely bizarre and unusual. Because of this, the book is extremely funny and never becomes boring or predictable.

The fact that the book revolves around a comic convention is also something I had never seen before. I think it is something many teenagers and young people -also some grown ups- are interested in and can relate to but is not usually included in this kind of books. I loved that the author made references to different things that can be found in this conventions and includes details that make the book more realistic.

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