Filled with a combination of romance and science, this young adult novel will immediately grasp the reader’s attention. Laila Fortuny is a recent high school graduate who would like to continue her studies. However, her parents have unfortunately lost their jobs, so she is forced to pick up waitressing shifts at a restaurant inside of the European Center for Nuclear Research. There she meets Brian, a graduate student who has worked on a military project in Los Alamos, New Mexico. They begin to form a bond, and her new friend promises to let her in on the secrets of quantum physics. Laila is fascinated by this young scientist who appears immune to her charm. While serving hundreds of researchers lunch every day at work, Laila hopes to receive her first kiss. During the most thrilling summer of her life, she learns that science can be sexy and that love is the most powerful energy in the universe.
Sonia Fernández-Vidal is a writer and a physicist. She has collaborated with the European Centre for Nuclear Research, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Institute of Photonic Sciences. She is the author of La puerta de los tres cerrojos.