Saturday, April 18, 2009

Perfect Chemistry By: Simone Elkeles

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.

Review: This was a fantastic book. The author had a very distinct way of writing. The book flowed and was easy to read. It will keep your attention and interest until the very end. I found it interesting to read the different view points of the two main characters. They were so different from each other in the beginning, but by the end of the book, you will be able to see similarities between the two. Their lives are completely different in the sense of how much money they have.

The author went into detail about everything. I found this to be one of the great features of the book, because real life is not "sugar coated," so why should a book be. The story line was different and was a fresh take on how life is in certain places. I highly enjoyed the book and would recommend it to most people who are interested in a great read.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. This book is fantastic