36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You
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. 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.

36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You Details

Title36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You
Author
ReleaseOct 17th, 2017
PublisherRunning Press Kids
ISBN-139780762463183
Rating
GenreRomance, Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You Review

  • C.G. Drews
    January 1, 1970
    This was really cute! And totally predictable! Honestly I'm not the best for fluffy romances but I totally thought this was cute AND I got invested. Ugh who even am I, having fun with a little romcom sort of book. So I definitely recommend it to people who (a) just want something cute and fast and fun, and (b) don't like fish because the fish DO NOT have a good life in this book. L I K E S• Super cute!• It's basically two people in a study where they answer 36 questions to see if they'll develop This was really cute! And totally predictable! Honestly I'm not the best for fluffy romances but I totally thought this was cute AND I got invested. Ugh who even am I, having fun with a little romcom sort of book. So I definitely recommend it to people who (a) just want something cute and fast and fun, and (b) don't like fish because the fish DO NOT have a good life in this book. L I K E S• Super cute!• It's basically two people in a study where they answer 36 questions to see if they'll develop a relationship/friendship• I can't decide if Hildy was the most irritating or endearing person ever• both??????• I like how it was also about families and healing• A lot of it is in texting or screenplay format, so it was REALLY fast and breezy to read• I think the point of the book really worked because it presented two strangers with 0% in common that I still somehow ended up shipping!• the cover is kind of cute and reminds me of when a rainbow throws up• some great quips and humour in there• there was a lot of "withheld" information that I REALLY wanted answers to, so this was a page turner• I always LOVE the message of "people are not what they seem until you get to know them" because it's important D I S L I K E S• lmao how will Hildy and Paul ever have a relationship THEY HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON• even though I DID like that message of "don't judge people before you know them"...Paul was a complete ass. He was rude and nearly cruel to Hildy for NO REASON and like I'm glad he developed into an interesting and layered person. But I'm sorry but a less-than-stellar life is never an excuse.• also we get to know Hildy COMPLETELY and Paul about 13%• this is annoying• so I just feel like Paul is a broody tragic-backstory boy and I liked him but I also felt annoyed at how little, even after these 36 questions, I even knew about him• I was uncomfortable at some of the quips made about the lgbtqia community...like sometimes they were called out (like Hildy had a gay best friend and Paul is like "oh your token gay bestie" BUT AWKWARDLY THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS and Max was just a huge stereotype)• and then Hildy's romances always fail so she's like "wow maybe I'm asexual!" followed by "oh no because I do still want a romance"...like can you NOT. That's not what being asexual is, to start with, and then don't act like a failed romance is the same as being asexual????• I know these are "little" and "nitpicky" but it's frustrating• Also it was completely predictable• And the amount of time they throw around that fish Hildy bought from the fish store IT WOULD BE DEAD. I don't even like fish but I was so anxious at how they treated it.ANYWAY! My nitpicks are probably small and wouldn't bother a lot of people! I did have fun reading this and totally wanted to find out what happened and it was cute and fluffy! I just want these people to never ever be allowed to have pet fish again thanks.
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  • Sarah Joint
    January 1, 1970
    Three stars for cuteness. I think it suffered from being an ARC. The drawings (and there are many) that will be included in the book were not present. I would have loved to see them, because they sounded hilarious! I don't read a lot of young adult, especially romance, so maybe it's par for the course, but I found it to be too predictable. It doesn't stray too far from the typical boy meets girl, they clash, then slowly begin to understand each other cliche. The awkward girl and the bad boy. I c Three stars for cuteness. I think it suffered from being an ARC. The drawings (and there are many) that will be included in the book were not present. I would have loved to see them, because they sounded hilarious! I don't read a lot of young adult, especially romance, so maybe it's par for the course, but I found it to be too predictable. It doesn't stray too far from the typical boy meets girl, they clash, then slowly begin to understand each other cliche. The awkward girl and the bad boy. I can imagine this story being more appealing to younger millennials.Hildy and Paul have never met before they're thrown together in a "36 Questions" experiment. In case you're not familiar, the questions are designed for two people to get to know each other in an accelerated manner. You reveal very personal thoughts and memories and get to know a stranger very intimately very quickly. Paul treats it as a joke at first, only having signed up to get the promised forty dollars. Hildy, who didn't even know she'd get paid, is understandably frustrated and wants to do the questions properly. She can't deny the young man sitting across from her is attractive and intriguing, but he's a pain in the butt.The experiment is derailed and looks like it's going to be a complete fail, but they pick things back up after they leave. A lot of the book is told interview style or through messaging. We get to know more about their lives and why they are the way they are as the book goes on. They both made judgments about each other that may or may not be way off. With 36 simple (and some not so simple) questions, could you fall in love?I'd recommend this to someone who wants something cute and light done in an original format.If you've already read this one, I have one thing to say you might identify with... for the love of all that is holy, GIVE ME THE FISH. I'll take care of it.I received an ARC of this book from Net Galley and Perseus Books, Running Press. Thank you! My review is honest and unbiased.
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  • Jordan Harvey
    January 1, 1970
    Here is my video review for an in-depth look at my thoughts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6LQe...I did not like this book. At all.I thought the writing style was juvenile and failed to ground the characters and communicate genuine emotion and growth within them.I thought the characters were flat, cliche, underdeveloped, and oftentimes unnecessary to the plot. And finally, the plot was nearly non-existent, with little innovation and creativity. A brilliant idea with a lot of potential, but th Here is my video review for an in-depth look at my thoughts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6LQe...I did not like this book. At all.I thought the writing style was juvenile and failed to ground the characters and communicate genuine emotion and growth within them.I thought the characters were flat, cliche, underdeveloped, and oftentimes unnecessary to the plot. And finally, the plot was nearly non-existent, with little innovation and creativity. A brilliant idea with a lot of potential, but the execution failed to live up to that.
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  • Büşra Öztürk
    January 1, 1970
    Hildy: Evet. Bob dışarıda kaslarını göstererek kalabalığı uzaklaştırırken ben Paul'u gördüm; pencereye vuruyor, "Hildy, gel beni kurtar! Kurtar beni!" diye bağırıyordu.Paul: Sesi o kadar yüksek çıkıyor muydu?Hildy: Onu terkedeceğimden korkmuştu.Paul: Küçük hanımın parlak zırhıyla gelip onu kurtarması mı gerekiyormuş?Hildy: Evet. Aşağı yukarı. Sen, Ben Ve 36 Soru, psikoloji okuyan doktora öğrencisinin ilişkiler hakkında yazacağı tez için daha önce karşılaşmamış iki insanın birbirlerine sorular Hildy: Evet. Bob dışarıda kaslarını göstererek kalabalığı uzaklaştırırken ben Paul'u gördüm; pencereye vuruyor, "Hildy, gel beni kurtar! Kurtar beni!" diye bağırıyordu.Paul: Sesi o kadar yüksek çıkıyor muydu?Hildy: Onu terkedeceğimden korkmuştu.Paul: Küçük hanımın parlak zırhıyla gelip onu kurtarması mı gerekiyormuş?Hildy: Evet. Aşağı yukarı. Sen, Ben Ve 36 Soru, psikoloji okuyan doktora öğrencisinin ilişkiler hakkında yazacağı tez için daha önce karşılaşmamış iki insanın birbirlerine sorular yönelterek birbirini tanımasını ve bu sorular sonucunda bir ilişki yaşanıp yaşanmayacağını deney yoluyla çözmek istemesiyle başlıyor.Kahramanlarımız Hildy ve Paul farklı nedenlerden dolayı bu deneye katılıyorlar ve ikisi bu deneyde karşı karşıya geliyor. 36 sorudan oluşan bu deney, deneklerin isteklerine bağlı bir nevi ve aslında sorular çok kolay. Ama karakterlerimiz birbirlerine o kadar zıt kişilikte insanlar ki bazen sorulan soruya ağlayıp bazen de sinirden kalkıp gidecek noktaya geliyorlar.Ancak birtakım ortak noktalar, iki zıt kişiliğin birbirini çekmesi bu deney sonlanana kadar peşlerini bırakmıyor ve hâliyle kendilerini serbest bırakıp soruları cevaplamaya koyuluyorlar.Hani bazı kitapların zamanı vardır, tam zamanında okursanız aklınızdan hiç silinmez, ihtiyacınız olduğu zaman elinizden tutup kaldırmıştır sizi. İşte Sen, Ben Ve 36 soru bu tür kitaplardan biriydi bence.İki karakterimiz de hayatlarında bazı problemleri olan, bunlarla boğuşan ve yer yer bu problemler ile de boğulan tipler. Çevrelerindekilere bu sorunu yansıtamıyorlar. Eh, iki yabancı karşılaşınca bu problemler de yavaş yavaş gün ışığına çıkıyor ve Hildy ve Paul'un küçük flörtler ve arkadaşlık ile başlayan ilişkilerini okumak daha bir güzel oluyor.Kitap birçok sayfada karşılıklı diyaloglar hâlinde ilerliyor. İki karakterimiz de hazır cevap, esprili olunca da bazı noktalarda kahkaha atmaktan, kikirdemekten alamıyoruz kendimizi. İki genç insanın hayatlarının en zor dönemlerinde karşılaşması kitabı daha masum, daha naif ve daha kalbe dokunan bir kitap haline getirmişti bana göre. Gerçekten keyif alarak, suratımda gülümseme eksik etmeden okudum kitabı.Hazır yaz gelmişken keyifli bir genç kurgu okumak, iki farklı insanın 36 soruluk bir deney sonunda ilişkilerinin nereye geldiğini görmek isterseniz Sen, Ben Ve 36 Soru hiç kuşkusuz önerimdir.http://hunharcaokuyankiz.blogspot.com...
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  • Ezgi Tülü
    January 1, 1970
    http://athenaninguncesi.blogspot.com/...Sen, Ben ve 36 Soru’yu okumamın üzerinden haftalar geçti ama ancak bilgisayar başına geçip bir yorum yazabiliyorum, çünkü haziran ayının başından beri bir okuyamama durumudur gidiyor; elime ne alsam yarım kalıyor, pek sarmıyor ve bir türlü oturup okumayı başardığım kitaplar hakkında konuşasım gelmemişti. Sen, Ben ve 36 Soru’yu işte bu okuyamama halinin arasında bir yerlerde elime aldım. HILDY: Senlik bir durum yok. Hiçbir şey fayda etmiyor. Aslında yüksek http://athenaninguncesi.blogspot.com/...Sen, Ben ve 36 Soru’yu okumamın üzerinden haftalar geçti ama ancak bilgisayar başına geçip bir yorum yazabiliyorum, çünkü haziran ayının başından beri bir okuyamama durumudur gidiyor; elime ne alsam yarım kalıyor, pek sarmıyor ve bir türlü oturup okumayı başardığım kitaplar hakkında konuşasım gelmemişti. Sen, Ben ve 36 Soru’yu işte bu okuyamama halinin arasında bir yerlerde elime aldım. HILDY: Senlik bir durum yok. Hiçbir şey fayda etmiyor. Aslında yüksek sesle kavga ettiklerini duymuyorken bile, kafamda devam ediyorlar bazen.BOB: ben de yaşadım. Berbat bi şeyHILDY: Aslında yanıldım. Bir şey işe yarayabilir.BOB: ne?HILDY: Seninle konuşurken onları düşünmüyorum.BOB: bir kaşıntıyı unutmak için kendine vurmak gibiHILDY: Sanırım öyle.BOB: bana istediğin zaman kafa atabilirsinNormalde iki güne bitecek kitabı okumam dört gün sürdü, ama şu aralar bir çizgiromanı elime alıp bitirmemin neredeyse bir hafta sürdüğünü düşünürsek, dört gün hiçbir şey. Sen, Ben ve 36 Soru; kesinlikle haziran ayı boyunca okuduğum en keyifli kitaplardan biriydi. Hildy ve Paul arasındaki muhabbetler, Paul’un git gide Hildy’e ısınması, Hildy’nin bir noktada Paul’a balık fırlatması (evet yanlış okumadınız) ve bunun bir şakaya dönüşmesi, Paul’un küçük çizimleri, paylaştıkları her şey...Okurken kendimi sık sık gülerken ya da sırıtırken buldum. Konusu ve olay örgüsü bakımından çılgın harika bir kitap değil belki, ama türündeki sevimli, keyifli okunan kitaplardan bir tanesi ve okumakta zorlanan bana son derece iyi gelmişti. Sanırım kitapta en çok birbirlerine ne kadar dürüst oldukları çekti. Hildy, Paul’a ilgi duymaya başladığı andan itibaren bunun hakkında son derece açık ve net; Paul da Hildy’den kesinlikle kaçmıyor ve bir yerden sonra onun da kıza ilgi duymaya başladığını açıkça görebiliyoruz. Kitaba başlarken, “Yok canım, ne alaka ki bu ikisi?” diye sormuş olsam da, kitabı bitirirken deli gibi sırıtıyordum.Hildy’nin aile sorunları, Paul’un genel tavırları ve yalnızlığı, birbirlerine destek oluşları çok güzeldi. Beş puanlık bir kitap değildi belki, ama gerek tatlı haliyle, gerekse bana okuyamama halim konusunda yardımcı oluşuyla, dört puanı hak eden bir kitap oldu. Eğer böyle sevimli, gençlik aşk romanları okumayı seviyorsanız bir şans verin derim. Güzeldi güzel.Not: Hildy ve Paul'un yazım dillerinin farklı olması, bunun üzerinden dönen sohbetler, espriler, kitabı daha da gerçekçi yapıyordu ve bu da hoşuma giden bir diğer unsurdu; kitabın gerçekçi oluşu. Çılgın romantik bir hayal değildi; gayet iki genç arasında olabilecek, sakin ve sevimli bir aşık olma hikayesiydi.
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  • Diana
    January 1, 1970
    So... a clumsy heroine who is shy and babbles a lot and is prone to accidents. Enter the proverbial bad guy who doens't give a damn and is full of himself. Follow into an interview between them from hell which makes you exit this book as fast as you can afraid this exchange is going to be the way the rest of the book is. Sorry, I guess this book wasn't for me, I got lost as soon as the clichés began entering :S
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  • Thyago | MrsMargotBlog
    January 1, 1970
    4,5NÃO, NÃO, NÃOOOO!!! Não pode acabar assim, eu quero saber mais, eu quero mais pormenores, quero um segundo livro se for possível, porque não há condições de gostares tanto de uma história e o final ser este!!! Está é uma história young-adult que o principal ensinamento é o de não julgarmos o livro pela capa (literalmente), não julgarmos o outro pela sua aparência, estrato social, etc.Estas 36 perguntas são um excelente exercício para fazermos a nós mesmos e com outras pessoas, se houver hones 4,5NÃO, NÃO, NÃOOOO!!! Não pode acabar assim, eu quero saber mais, eu quero mais pormenores, quero um segundo livro se for possível, porque não há condições de gostares tanto de uma história e o final ser este!!! Está é uma história young-adult que o principal ensinamento é o de não julgarmos o livro pela capa (literalmente), não julgarmos o outro pela sua aparência, estrato social, etc.Estas 36 perguntas são um excelente exercício para fazermos a nós mesmos e com outras pessoas, se houver honestidade podemos nos surpreender com as questões. Adorei os personagens principais, com personalidades tão opostas mas que não divergem, completam-se, é impossível não sentir empatia pela Hildy, engraçada, sonhadora e certinha e é impossível resistir ao encanto de Paul que à primeira vista é arrogante, parvo e provocador, mas ambos são mais do que aquilo que aparentam, há muito mais por baixo das suas capas e a suas histórias de vida são marcantes, cada um à sua maneira.Eles conheceram-de num estudo de psicologia em que tinham que responder a 36 perguntas honestamente e até ao fim, ela participou por uma questão de honra e curiosidade, ele apenas pelos 40 dólares.Uma história divertida, deliciosa, irresistível e que se consome num instante, deixa um gosto de quero mais.
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  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    January 1, 1970
    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 predictabl 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 more resolution with that particular storyline, but the book ended and I felt like it was rather abrupt and that there could have been some more 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!
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  • Aydan Yalçın
    January 1, 1970
    Kahretsin, fluffy aşk romanlarını çok seviyorum 💙
  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    January 1, 1970
    I found the dialogue between Hildy and Paul to be extremely predictable. It was like blah, blah, joke, getting offended, blah, blah, presumption about personality/upbringing/past relationships. There were important things going on in the background, like Paul's trauma with his mother, but the only thing that was lingered on was the pair's supposed banter with one another that was all very one note. Not for me, but if you like fast reads with different formats (this being interrogation style) the I found the dialogue between Hildy and Paul to be extremely predictable. It was like blah, blah, joke, getting offended, blah, blah, presumption about personality/upbringing/past relationships. There were important things going on in the background, like Paul's trauma with his mother, but the only thing that was lingered on was the pair's supposed banter with one another that was all very one note. Not for me, but if you like fast reads with different formats (this being interrogation style) then I'm sure you'll find '36 Questions...' quirky and cute.
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  • Bruna Miranda
    January 1, 1970
    DNF 36% -I was really interested in the idea behind it, but I couldn't connect with the characters at all. I couldn't quite get the rhythm of the story and got really confused on where on the timeline I was (part of it was because of the format the ARC was sent with barely any structure, which made the reading a lot more complicated).It was really disappointing since I really liked the idea of a "falling in love method", but it turns out 36 questions is A LOT and it took forever for the characte DNF 36% -I was really interested in the idea behind it, but I couldn't connect with the characters at all. I couldn't quite get the rhythm of the story and got really confused on where on the timeline I was (part of it was because of the format the ARC was sent with barely any structure, which made the reading a lot more complicated).It was really disappointing since I really liked the idea of a "falling in love method", but it turns out 36 questions is A LOT and it took forever for the characters to actually communicate instead of bicker each other.
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  • T.Y. Mazer
    January 1, 1970
    Kitabı okurken o kadar çok eğlendim ki, anlatamam! Cidden dialoglar ve sorular çok çok iyiydi. Arka planda karakterlerin işleniş şekli, hayat hikayeleri ve o zıt kutup uyumları... Cidden, kafamı dağıtmaya ihtiyacım olan bir gece almıştım kitabı, acayip iyi geldi. Temel olarak 36 sorudan oluşuyor hikaye ama iki farklı karakterin birbirini tanıması, herkesten gizledikleri parçaları birbirlerine açması ve sonunda aşkı bulmalarını anlatıyor. Ben bayıldım.
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  • Tanya
    January 1, 1970
    DNF @ 28%Received from netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Great premise that I had my Psych Degree mind in full overdrive but with characters I'm not interested in after the second chapter. Also the potential of one the main characters being stereotyped into the typical thug and other stereotypes with different characters. So nope. Had potential but lost my interest very quickly.
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  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
    January 1, 1970
    I'm going to be annoying and give this 3.3 stars.The Good, the bad and the fluffy mushy end.This very nearly ended up on my DNF pile simply because of the writing. Outside of the IMs and interview style set up that was used while they asked each other questions, I didn't like the sometimes first/third-person style that was used when Hildie was on her own or inside her head. It felt a little forced and very rough (even for an ARC). But having said that, when she was talking to her friends or Bob I'm going to be annoying and give this 3.3 stars.The Good, the bad and the fluffy mushy end.This very nearly ended up on my DNF pile simply because of the writing. Outside of the IMs and interview style set up that was used while they asked each other questions, I didn't like the sometimes first/third-person style that was used when Hildie was on her own or inside her head. It felt a little forced and very rough (even for an ARC). But having said that, when she was talking to her friends or Bob I sped through the pages and really enjoyed it, you just have to wait til around the 60% mark for it. And despite things not being resolved outside of the main romance, I did end up with the mushy feels for these two.
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  • Eda
    January 1, 1970
    Şu an çok şaşkınım! Kitabı bu kadar çok seveceğim aklımın ucundan bile geçmezdi. 5 puanlık bir kitap değil, sizin hayatınızın kitabı olamaz ama benden kesinlikle 4 puanı kaptı. Okurken o kadar çok eğlendim ki anlatamam! Çıktığını gördüğüm zaman hiç böyle bir şey okuyacağımı düşünmemiştim. Kesinlikle çok eğlenceliydi. Aralarındaki diyaloglar mükemmeldi. Tam bir çerezlik, kafa dağıtmalık genç yetişkin romanıydı. Sizi sıkmıyor, eğlendiriyor ve yeteri kadar da duygu veriyor. Ne ağır dram var ne de v Şu an çok şaşkınım! Kitabı bu kadar çok seveceğim aklımın ucundan bile geçmezdi. 5 puanlık bir kitap değil, sizin hayatınızın kitabı olamaz ama benden kesinlikle 4 puanı kaptı. Okurken o kadar çok eğlendim ki anlatamam! Çıktığını gördüğüm zaman hiç böyle bir şey okuyacağımı düşünmemiştim. Kesinlikle çok eğlenceliydi. Aralarındaki diyaloglar mükemmeldi. Tam bir çerezlik, kafa dağıtmalık genç yetişkin romanıydı. Sizi sıkmıyor, eğlendiriyor ve yeteri kadar da duygu veriyor. Ne ağır dram var ne de vıcık vıcık aşk. Gerçekten yaz için çok uygun bir kitap. Hemen konudan da bahsedeyim. Üniversitede bir deney yapılıyor; Birbirini hiç tanımayan 2 insan 36 soruda birbirlerine aşık olabilir mi? Bizim baş karakterlerimiz Paul ve Hilda da bu deneye çok farklı amaçlarla katılıyorlar ve birbirleriyle eşleşiyorlar. İkisi de tam zıt kutuplar ve hiç bir ortak yönleri yok. Çoğunlukla da birbirleriyle didişiyorlar. Ve tahmin ettiğiniz üzere biz ikisinin bu konuşmalarını okuyoruz ama sadece bu konuşmalar yok. Kitabın yarısı diyalog yarısı da düz yazı halinde. Ben tamamiyle diyalog olacak sanıyordum ve o yüzden beklentim düşüktü. Ama tamamen diyalog olsa bile okurdum aşırı eğlenceliydi. Çoğu yerde kahkaha attım. Gerçekten kitabı sevdim. Eğer bu tarz çerezlik bir şey arıyorsanız keyifle okuyacağınızdan eminim.
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  • Claudia
    January 1, 1970
    Este livro vai ser lançado na próxima semana pela Gailivro. É um livro para jovens muito engraçado e profundo. Toca em assuntos delicados e retrata temas como famílias disfuncionais, perdas, amizade. Eu gostei imenso e quero recomendar aos leitores deste género. O Paul, o personagem masculino central, é encantador. Leiam. E façam as 36 questões a vocês mesmos.
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  • ~ Althea ~ (themoonwholistens)
    January 1, 1970
    // I received an ARC of this book on a read-to-review basis // "Is there something you've dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven't you done it?" This was a good book okay. Despite the bright colors in the cover there were some parts that also hit those deep moments. And the writing of the romance between the two MCs was very unique.It's just that, well. . . I'm not a fan of the writing style. It didn't grip me and the only thing that was keeping me going was the plot (it wasn't that unique) // I received an ARC of this book on a read-to-review basis // "Is there something you've dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven't you done it?" This was a good book okay. Despite the bright colors in the cover there were some parts that also hit those deep moments. And the writing of the romance between the two MCs was very unique.It's just that, well. . . I'm not a fan of the writing style. It didn't grip me and the only thing that was keeping me going was the plot (it wasn't that unique).BUT what I really liked was the theme of this book as well as the characters in it. The characters were just lovable that I was okay with reading through the whole thing just because I loved the characters (I'm that kind of reader). The theme and the air of the book is also a bit refreshing and light and it worked out great for me when I was reading this book.The questions were too much if you ask me. Maybe abut 20 questions would have been okay?? But 36?! I think that's a tad bit too much. I have never been a fan of books that had too many "questions" or "reasons" for the book to happen and what not because when it is too much, the writing will also seem rushed. Sadly, this is also why happen in this book. For the first 26 questions it was still going great but for the last 10 or so that's when the writing started to feel rushed.The romance did seem pretty long and prolonged if you know what I mean? I actually wanted to see the two main characters interact more in real life rather than just fall in love but you know, that might just be me.Full Review:
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  • Kristina Horner
    January 1, 1970
    Got about 50 pages in before I realized I was skimming and finally decided to just not keep reading.
  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    Ein süßes und niedliches Buch, aber sehr viel mehr, meiner Meinung nach auch nicht.Die Charaktere sind zwar sympathisch, aber leider habe ich nicht den größten Zugang zu ihnen bekommen und die Geschichte war sehr sehr vorhersehbar.Aber die Idee mochte ich unheimlich gerne und diese wurde auch gut umgesetzt.Ich würde sagen, dass es ein durchschnittlich gutes Buch für zwischendurch ist, aber einen nicht unbedingt vom Hocker hauen wird.
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  • Gizem
    January 1, 1970
    Reading slump dönemine girdiğim şu günlerde keyifle okuyabildiğim bir kitap oldu ki sevdiğim serilerin devamını bile okuyamıyordum. Hikaye de karakterler de çok sevimliydi. Karakterlerin didişmesini yüzümde hiç tükenmeyen bir sırıtışla okudum, hatta bazı sahnelerde kahkahalar attım. Çıksa da okusanız ya *-* Hazır yaza giriyorken insanı yormayan bir gençlik aşkı romanı okumak isteyenlere tavsiye ederim ^-^ Not: Umarım güzel bir kapakla ve iyi bir tanıtımla çıkar...
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  • rachel • typed truths
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You was a sweet contemporary romance which had the potential to be so much more. It was told in an interesting mixed media format that worked perfectly for the story. Online chat conversations can be so hard to translate into a novel format but Grant captured it perfectly. Obviously, the setout will - hopefully - be more visually pleasing in the finished edition but the structure really added an extra element to the story; particularly the way tha 2.5 stars36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You was a sweet contemporary romance which had the potential to be so much more. It was told in an interesting mixed media format that worked perfectly for the story. Online chat conversations can be so hard to translate into a novel format but Grant captured it perfectly. Obviously, the setout will - hopefully - be more visually pleasing in the finished edition but the structure really added an extra element to the story; particularly the way that space was used to show the length of time it took for each person to respond. It conveyed that awful anxiety-inducing feeling that arises when you watch the cascading dot dot dot I’m-currently-typing bubble thing. It also stripped back the story to focus exclusively on the conversation between the characters, which was what the social experiment was all about. I really enjoyed sitting back and letting the dialogue take control of the plot. It worked really well to relay the message of the experiment (and therefore, the larger story).My problem, then? The characters. I did not get as attached to them as I would have liked. I knew going into this story that these characters would be forming an attachment at a rapidly accelerated pace. I was prepared for a bit of instalove. I still expected to find the romance cutesy and shippable though… and I didn’t not really. I thought Hildy was a bit too intense. The lengths she went to find Paul/Bob was more creepy than romantic. I did sympathise with her emotional situation. The fact that she had never been in a proper relationship before - and was, therefore, questioning her sexuality, etc - was definitely relatable. It was just made out to be so utterly dramatic that it fell a little flat. I would have liked to see a bit more emotion or depth to those discussions, especially when she was talking to her friends about it. That is such a big part of the high school experience (from my own experiences) and I wish it had been given some more time and depth. Paul was a solid protagonist. He felt very authentic and down to earth, which was nice. I never quite connected to him, however. Maybe it was just the fact that his sense of humour was a tad off at moments? I liked that it made him seem like a more rounded out, realistic character but… I mean, asking a girl whether she is on her period because she has an ‘outburst’ - whether it was meant to be humorous or not - is just not cool. The more we got to know him, the more he definitely grew on me. He was a complex character with more to him than you initially realise. First impressions are hard to overcome though, and I just really would have liked an unlikely friendship to form between him and Hildy instead. The romance felt too forced. It was sweet but just… not enough. Overall?I think Grant definitely has solid potential. 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You was a decent debut. It was well-written and structured, it just lacked the emotion needed to make it a truly memorable story. I wanted more from the characters and their relationship.Review copy provided by the publisher for an honest review.Blog • Twitter • Instagram
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  • Sophie Elaina
    January 1, 1970
    This book was very interesting, especially in terms of the concept. To think just answering a few questions could lead to a proper relationship and completely change what you think about a person is almost unthinkable. But the progression of the book really showed how feelings can just pop up out of the blue and how certain interactions can lead to more.The book mainly follows Hildy and Paul, when they both decide to take part in a university psychology study, in which the main focus is to see w This book was very interesting, especially in terms of the concept. To think just answering a few questions could lead to a proper relationship and completely change what you think about a person is almost unthinkable. But the progression of the book really showed how feelings can just pop up out of the blue and how certain interactions can lead to more.The book mainly follows Hildy and Paul, when they both decide to take part in a university psychology study, in which the main focus is to see whether love can be engineered. Both of them have completely different reasons to why they agree to answer questions and join the study; Hildy actually knowing what the study is about and deciding to push herself out of her comfort zone and Paul only focused on the $40 he will make after taking part. However they are then paired together to answer the 36 questions. This was much more exciting and funny than I thought it would be. To be honest I was expecting a fluffy, only partially believable romance with not much depth but I didn't get that at all. It was interestingly different in terms of the way it is written, both in terms of the points of perspective and the structure in which the book is written. There was a lot of depth to the characters separately and they definitely stood apart from characters in other books. Often its hard to find authors whose protagonists really bring something different to the table but more recently I have been surprised by the character development and the progression of the romantic relationships in the contemporary genre. This book was no exception to that. I found Hildy very relatable and the author really did a great job painting a picture of her life without blurting everything out at the beginning of the book. Information was slowly uncovered throughout and I think that it worked well. That said, I did have a problem with certain family relationships not being explored more. I feel as though it could have added a lot of depth to the story and possibly given the plot what it was lacking and even upped it to a five star read. My main problem with the book was that it was too short. Some things only scratched the surface and I wanted to dive into that drama. I needed more interactions between Hildy and her family and friends. We didn't really get to see how everything was resolved. However I do give praise to the ending. I very much enjoyed the way it came to a close and it really made me smile.Back to the writing. The way in which it is written is a little jarring and took a bit to get used to in the beginning, however I don't feel like that was a bad thing; because I quickly got used to it and it was a great reading experience. I loved the humour, some of the dialog was really hilarious, I was in a literal fit of giggles at one point. I just couldn't believe the author had actually written some of the things she had. It was unfiltered, yet not too much so and the innuendos were fabulous.I however do wish we could have got more from the psychologist Jeff's perpective, perhaps after the end of the study, it would have been interesting to read. Although at the same time I feel like if we had, it would have made the relationship in which the protagonists had built seem a little less real and kind of cheep so I think I am kind of glad we didn't at the same time. Overall I thought the format was pretty weird however I really liked it at the same time and found it really quick to read. I enjoyed the way the idea was executed. The plot was very fast moving and the characters were well fleshed out, which made the progression of the relationship very exciting to read. It was a very enjoyable read and would definitely recommend picking it up and giving it a go.Thank you to Running Press for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 StarsCheck out my website for more reviews and bookish posts: https://sophieelaina.wixsite.com/blog/
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  • Tuğba Atıcı Coşar (okuryazarannecik)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 yıldız. Her yerinden dolu dolu gençlik aşkı fışkıran, eğlenceli ama tatlı bir roman arayışı içindeyseniz eğer Sen, Ben ve 36 Soru bu bakımdan size çok iyi gelecektir.En azından her şeyden önce hem anlatım hem de konu olarak farklı olması ilgi çekici. Bu ara ben yeni çıkan hiçbir kitabı okuyamıyorum. Buralarda aktif değilim çünkü yeni bir şey okumuyorum. Bir hafta boyunca sanırım yaklaşık on kitap okudum ama hepsi daha önceden ayıla bayıla okuduğum kitaplar. Bir re-read patlaması yaşadım sayı 3.5 yıldız. Her yerinden dolu dolu gençlik aşkı fışkıran, eğlenceli ama tatlı bir roman arayışı içindeyseniz eğer Sen, Ben ve 36 Soru bu bakımdan size çok iyi gelecektir.En azından her şeyden önce hem anlatım hem de konu olarak farklı olması ilgi çekici. Bu ara ben yeni çıkan hiçbir kitabı okuyamıyorum. Buralarda aktif değilim çünkü yeni bir şey okumuyorum. Bir hafta boyunca sanırım yaklaşık on kitap okudum ama hepsi daha önceden ayıla bayıla okuduğum kitaplar. Bir re-read patlaması yaşadım sayılır.Sonra Sen, Ben ve 36 Soru geldi. Yalan değil elim gitmedi başta ama sonra şöyle açıp içindeki o karşılıklı konuşmaların bir kısmına göz gezdirdim ve bir bakmışım kitap bitmiş.Çiftimiz bir deney üzerine bir araya geliyor aslında. “36 soruda iki insan birbirine aşık olur mu?” sorusunun yanıtının peşindeyiz.Başlarda nasıl olacak bu iş diye düşünürken o 36 soru bir sürü olaya sebep oluyor ve bazen hüzünle bazen de eğlenerek okuyorsunuz.Çok kısa zamanda bitiriyorsunuz. Ayrıca karakterlerin doğallığı o kadar sevimli ki her anı gözünüzde canlandırabiliyorsunuz.Benim okuyamama durumuma çok iyi geldi. Yormadan, karmaşaya yer verip sizi daraltmadan rahatlayacağınız bir kitap arıyorsanız bir şans verin.Özellikle gençler bence bir göz atsın. Daha yaşınız küçükken erotik romanlara göz dikmeyin bence, bu tarzda kitaplar tam size göre.
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  • Irmak
    January 1, 1970
    Son zamanlarda hayatımdaki koşturmacanın arasında kitap okumakta gerçekten zorlanıyorum. Elime aldığım kitaplar adeta sürünüyor. Yorgun olduğum için kafam kaldırmıyor, kitap başında uyuyakalıyorum falan. Durumlar vahim. Tam bu sürecin içindeyken geldi Sen, Ben ve 36 Soru bana. Dedim seni kurtaracak kitap belki de budur Irmak. Ama bu akıcı, çerez kitap bile en az bir hafta gitti geldi elimde.Kitaptan beklentim biraz yüksekti açıkçası. Evet çerezlik bir şey olacağını biliyordum ama yine de daha fa Son zamanlarda hayatımdaki koşturmacanın arasında kitap okumakta gerçekten zorlanıyorum. Elime aldığım kitaplar adeta sürünüyor. Yorgun olduğum için kafam kaldırmıyor, kitap başında uyuyakalıyorum falan. Durumlar vahim. Tam bu sürecin içindeyken geldi Sen, Ben ve 36 Soru bana. Dedim seni kurtaracak kitap belki de budur Irmak. Ama bu akıcı, çerez kitap bile en az bir hafta gitti geldi elimde.Kitaptan beklentim biraz yüksekti açıkçası. Evet çerezlik bir şey olacağını biliyordum ama yine de daha fazla seveceğim, daha fazla eğleneceğim bir kitap olacağını umuyordum. Bu cümlemden de anlayacağınız gibi kitabı öyle çok fazla sevemedim. Kitabın en sevdiğim kısmı bu yapılan araştırmanın gerçek olması ve kitaptaki 36 sorunun birebir o araştırmada kullanılan sorular olmasıydı.Hildy ve Paul iki farklı sebepten dolayı bir araştırma için gönüllü oluyorlar. Bu araştırmanın amacı ise iki insanın planlı bir şekilde birbirlerini sevip sevmeyeceklerini görmek. Kendilerini cevaplarının oldukça özel olduğu 36 soru ile bir masanın karşısında birbirlerine bakarken bulduklarında başlıyor aslında her şey. Birbirlerine sıcak ve soğuk kadar zıt olan bu iki genç verdikleri cevaplar ile adım adım birbirlerine kendilerini açtıkça hem komik hem de hüzünlü hikayelerine bizi de ortak ediyorlar.Kitap keyifli bir yaz kitabı aslında. Komik -fakat klişe- iki karakter, eğlenceli diyaloglar. Ama ben içinde bulunduğum durumun da etkisiyle sanırım bu ara okuduğum kitapların hiçbirinden tam manasıyla istediğim tadı alamıyorum. Yine de kitabın seveni de oldukça fazla olduğu için ilginizi çekiyorsa göz atabilirsiniz. Özellikle 14-18 yaş aralığının daha büyük bir keyifle okuyacağı bir kitap olduğunu düşünüyorum.
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  • Hana Bilqisthi
    January 1, 1970
    I study psychology so I knew that this is not the right way/potrayal to do experiment but I love Hildy and Paul so much 😍😍 The story is really character based and I love it. ✨✨
  • Silvy Herondale
    January 1, 1970
    Che carino!Recensione: http://wefoundwonderlandinbooks.blogs...
  • Andria Henry
    January 1, 1970
    This was a very cute read. I was searching for a good romance to read and I'm lucky I found this one. The characters were very realistic and I think that's one of the qualities that had me like the story so much. How Vicki Grant decided to extend the questions out for so long was genius and I'm so glad I read this.
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  • Eliza
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! It was a book I wish had been around when I was a YA myself because I would identified with type-A Hildy and fallen in love with bad-boy Paul. The plot moves along at a good pace and the backstories well fleshed out. Most of the book is written in chat dialogue, which, although not being everyone's cup of tea, I felt very much fit the psychological test spirit of the book. I would definitely recommend for any teen (or adult) who has ever wondered if science and love are compat I loved this book! It was a book I wish had been around when I was a YA myself because I would identified with type-A Hildy and fallen in love with bad-boy Paul. The plot moves along at a good pace and the backstories well fleshed out. Most of the book is written in chat dialogue, which, although not being everyone's cup of tea, I felt very much fit the psychological test spirit of the book. I would definitely recommend for any teen (or adult) who has ever wondered if science and love are compatible!
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  • Hristina
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating: 2.5I requested this book because I loved the concept that’s presented in the summary. I’m not a huge fan of stories where the characters fall quickly in love, but I do feel a yearning for one every once in a while, they’re fun and quick to read.This book is quick to read, but not particularly fun the entire time. I had a bit of a hard time getting into it, the characters are kind of mismatched to the point where they annoyed me, but after a while their interactions became better, Actual rating: 2.5I requested this book because I loved the concept that’s presented in the summary. I’m not a huge fan of stories where the characters fall quickly in love, but I do feel a yearning for one every once in a while, they’re fun and quick to read.This book is quick to read, but not particularly fun the entire time. I had a bit of a hard time getting into it, the characters are kind of mismatched to the point where they annoyed me, but after a while their interactions became better, and I felt like I can finish it. The format is what this book has going for it, the plot is okay, but the characters make it hard to connect to the reading.
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  • Catherine ♡
    January 1, 1970
    Actual Rating: 1Oh my god. This book had so much potential. So much. But in the end, it flopped terribly for me.This book honestly has such an interesting synopsis. Two people meet during a university psychology study. One is doing it just because. And the other needs the money. The study requires them ask each other thirty-six questions, and maybe at the end, they'll see each other in a new light. But both Paul and Hildy are hiding something, and it'll take more than thirty-six questions to bre Actual Rating: 1Oh my god. This book had so much potential. So much. But in the end, it flopped terribly for me.This book honestly has such an interesting synopsis. Two people meet during a university psychology study. One is doing it just because. And the other needs the money. The study requires them ask each other thirty-six questions, and maybe at the end, they'll see each other in a new light. But both Paul and Hildy are hiding something, and it'll take more than thirty-six questions to break down those walls.I'm super interested in psychology. And a good contemporary romance is definitely my thing. Honestly, this book was born from a perfect formula. But the one thing that really ruined it for me was the characters. I couldn't stand Hildy. Yes, she was supposed to be quirky and awkward, but for me she was just annoying, stereotypically accident-prone, and unnecessarily rambly. And yes, Paul was that typical I-don't-give-a-damn-about-anything kind of character, but seeing as I am a person who loves sarcasm, compared to Hildy, he actually felt like a breath of fresh air.Another thing that made this story difficult to get through is the writing style. The blurb says that it is written in the language of "modern romance" and while I get that texting is a lot of socialization nowadays, I really couldn't get a feel for the characters without narration, and I felt like the lack of narration hurt the story by making it harder for me to connect with the characters.I still really like the plot, but to be honest because of the writing style I ended up skimming a lot of the story. If anything the plot is cliche - but I really don't have anything against that. It was, sadly, the characters and the writing approach that didn't do it for me.
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