The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
Expected publication date: May 19th, 2015
It all begins when Ana Watson's little brother, Clayton, secretly ditches the quiz bowl semifinals to go to the Washingcon sci-fi convention on what should have been a normal, résumé-building school trip.
If slacker Zak Duquette hadn't talked up the geek fan fest so much, maybe Clayton wouldn't have broken nearly every school rule or jeopardized Ana’s last shot at freedom from her uptight parents.
Now, teaming up with Duquette is the only way for Ana to chase down Clayton in the sea of orcs, zombies, bikini-clad princesses, Trekkies, and Smurfs. After all, one does not simply walk into Washingcon.
But in spite of Zak's devil-may-care attitude, he has his own reasons for being as lost as Ana-and Ana may have more in common with him than she thinks. Ana and Zak certainly don’t expect the long crazy night, which begins as a nerdfighter manhunt, to transform into so much more...
Somehow, I'm always drawn to books with names like The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak (other examples include The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and The Catastrophic History of You and Me). They are way too long but at the same time it ticks all the boxes in my head. Anyhoo, may I just say that this synopsis sounds ADORABLE? Geekish love story. I mean, YES PLEASE. I'm hoping for banter, so I can ship the hell out of it.