Saturday, December 12
By: Simone Elkeles
Reading Level: Young Adults
Recieved: Walker Books Review Copy
A modern tale of star-crossed lovers with a fresh urban twist. At Fairfield High School, on the outskirts of Chicago , everyone knows that south-siders mixing with north-siders can be explosive. So when Brittany Ellis and Alejandro “Alex” Fuentes are forced to be lab partners in chemistry class, this human experiment leads to unexpected revelations – that Brittany ’s flawless reputation is a cover for her troubled home life, that Alex’s bad-boy persona hides his desire to break free from gang ties, and that when they’re together, life somehow makes more sense. Breaking through the stereotypes and expectations that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart, Perfect Chemistry takes readers to both sides of the tracks in a passionate love story about looking beneath the surface.
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Perfect Chemistry has had it’s fair share of review lately, and many ask their selves what is the rave about this book. I am here to tell you that every awesome review you have read can not do justice to this book. It is a sin for you to have not read it already, so drop what you are doing and run to the bookstore NOW! Perfect Chemistry is a very loosely based modern day Romeo and Juliet. Alex and Brittany may come from opposite sides of town, and this difference may also be equivalent to black versus white, but they have no control over what is about to happen to them. They soon find that they are not so much different, and that no matter how hard they try their paths are determined to cross and converge. Simone Elkeles is a fabulous author that has a gift of reflecting the emotions of her character into the reader. If you are up for a trip down lovers lane; this is the book for you. This story is one that will continue to linger well after the last page. Perfect Chemistry is an incredible story, but it is something that must be experienced nothing I or anyone else can say will do this book justice.
I am caught up a ready for the release of Rules of Attraction by Simon Elkeles on April 27th, 2010
Book Description for Rules of Attraction:
The sequel to Perfect Chemistry!
When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.