Love Hypothesis

Love Hypothesis is the title of a book that I had just finished reading this past Saturday and, in case it wasn’t obvious, it’s a romance novel(more specifically a rom com). For this post, I thought it might be fun for me to talk about some of my favorite characters and my least favorite characters. I have a lot to say about each of them so this will more likely take two parts. Without further ado, please enjoy(full disclosure, if you haven’t read the book and you wish to, this will contain some spoilers)

The Love Hypothesis: 9780593336823: Hazelwood, Ali: Books -

Before we get into the characters, here’s a summary of the book:)

In the book, the main characters Olive and Adam meet in the bathroom(gender neutral, don’t freak out) and Olive’s freaking out because she’s not confident in her future in academia. Olive is wearing expired contacts(because college students can’t afford new ones) and it’s gotten to the point where she can’t see and she’s ranting to this stranger(Adam) and he encourages her. 3 years later, Olive gets caught in a situation with her best friend Anh and her ex Jeremy that leads to her and Adam fake-dating. Well, of course, as they spend more time together, Olive catches real feelings and they end up getting together for real in the end.

Adam Carlson

I felt this would be a good character to start with. In the book, it’s a grumpy and sunshine trope in which Adam is the grumpy one in this case. Adam is a professor at Stanford  University who has a reputation for being way too brutally honest when giving feedback to students. Of course, he’s different towards Olive and he’s a lot kinder and more encouraging towards her. His development in the book was really cute(in my opinion) and thanks to Olive, he becomes less cold in general. As it turns out, Adam has had a huge crush on Olive for three years, and I loved the way that it was revealed in the book. Of course it makes me wonder if that fact was the real reason that he agrees to fake date Olive. Regardless, I loved Adam’s character in general and the way he was towards Olive. The more you get into the book, the more you could tell how much he cared for her even before it’s directly revealed that had feelings for her.

Tom Benton

If you decide to read the book, do NOT get attached to Tom. Does he die in the book? If only… When he is first introduced, he seems like a genuinely good guy and he had me fooled until the end. I do hate his character. Why? Well, he does things for other people only if he knows if it’ll ultimately benefit him. There are a lot of examples that I won’t get into. But basically, he’s very good at manipulating people and he was one of Adam’s closest friends until Adam realizes the kind of person he really is. He’s one of those people to seems selfless and does selfless things for people but it’s ultimately to fulfill his own selfish agenda. You find little reason to not like him until the end and then it’s like the complete opposite, you end up finding very little reason to like him.

These are the only two I will talk about for this week. Next week, I will talk about Olive and one of her best friends Malcom. I hope you enjoyed this post, stay tuned for part two<3

Author: Sarah Lawrence

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" -Maya Angelou

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