Saturday, October 5, 2013

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles


A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created 'perfect' life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everyth

ing she's worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect.

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

Let me tell you something first...THİS İS REAL HUMAN CHEMİSTRY!
“You are the one girl that made me risk eveything for a future worth having.” 

This is one of the best books/YA books that I’ve ever read. Simone Elkeles is an author who deserves a ton of recognition for her work, her characters, and the meaning behind her stories always leaving an imprint with the reader. There’s really not much else that I can say oth
er than everyone should read this book…EVERYONE!

“I'm losing control."-Brittany
Mamacita, I've already lost it."-Alex”

Fairfield, a suburb of Chicago, is really two worlds in essence. On the north-side, there are the wealthy, snobby white fold with their designed clothes, cars, and lives. On the south-side, gang life and poverty is common amongst the Latinos. These opposite sides of town don’t mix, especially with their many prejudices against each other, so naturally, trouble brews when Brittany Ellis, a pretty and popular north-sider, and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the south-side, are forced to be lab partners in their chemistry class. Yet, aside from the obvious differences, Brittany and Alex are the same, putting up a certain image to cover up the other disasters in their lives. And neither is prepared, amidst prejudices from all sides and the ever-present factor of Alex’s gang involvement, for what they do find—love.

Reminiscent of the classics Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story, Perfect Chemistry is an oh-so-romantic tale of love between two opposing groups of people, but with a twist. Elkeles wonderfully portrays the surface differences between Brittany and Alex, especially family and everyday life, without making them into the stereotypical good-girl-bad-boy couple. I liked how Brittany and Alex each had their own unique identity and how they managed to overcome any prejudices they previously felt to be with each other. The attraction between these too is so intense that it’s practically tangible, and readers will be rooting for them to be together. Perfect Chemistry includes a realistic view of the harshness of gang life and the danger that comes with that territory, as well as the trials and difficulties of living with family with special needs and others who may want what’s best but don’t necessarily know what that is. Perfect Chemistry is an unforgettable tale about forbidden romance and overcoming the odds.

When I cry? -->
When he says Brittany to ıt's just a bet
When the gang beat him up and
When he kneel front of her.

Again I saying this;This is so good to read.Everyone must be read this,everyone!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite books. It's hard for women to write a male point-of-view and yet she did it so well.


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