Review: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

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Book: Perfect Chemistry 
Author:  Simone Elkeles

Publisher: Walker Childrens
Date  December 23, 2008
ISBN: 0802798225
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4 out of 5 Stars
Blurb: 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.

   I really enjoyed this book, it was very entertaining. The author does a really good job of showing the readers about the real life horrors of being in a gang. I loved the idea of having the Bad boy and the Good girl falling in love with each other! I have a thing for star crossed lover! I can never get enough. :) This may not be one of my favorites but it was still really good. I mean not every book can be like Thoughtless and Effortless. Even though I wish they were :)
4 out of 5 Stars

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