Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Perfect Chemistry Review


Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Find it on Amazon: Perfect Chemistry

Summary:
   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 everything 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.

What I gave it: 5/5 Five out of Five stars!!! :D

Where I got it: School Library

My thoughts:
Okay this book was awesome and I absolutely adored it! It made me smile like an idiot at the end, and I love books that make me do that. I usually enjoy books set in Chicago because that's where I grew up, so it's nice because I can envision the setting perfectly. The Chicago Simone has made is so real, that I found myself thinking about the spots and imagine the characters walk around where I grew up around, especially Lake Michigan. The characters I can relate to majorly, especially Brittney due to the fact she has the same problem I do with an overbearing parent, and trying to do her best. Alex, on the other hand was such a real character to me, because his point of view was just so clear, and he always thought about others. He was also so self sacrificing, I actually found myself crying at the end of the book because of what he did (Yes I'm a sucker for romance!) These characters also took their time to fall in love, and I fully enjoy books that take their time because it builds suspense and it's interesting to see what's going in their head when the other character has no idea what he/she's thinking about! I can't wait to pick up the next book Rules of Attraction tomorrow!

-Rachel(:

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