Saturday, July 31, 2010

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Summary: ( from back of book) At Fairfield High School, on the outskirts of Chicago, everyone knows that south siders and north siders aren't exactly compatible elements. So when head cheerleader Brittany Ellis and gang member Alex Fuentes are forced to be lab partners in chemistry class, the results are bound to be explosive. But neither teen is prepared for the most surprising chemical reaction of all- love. Can they break through the stereotypes and misconceptions that threaten to keep them apart?
Review: I really enjoyed this book. It had suspense, action, and romance all packed into one. I liked the fact that the book alternates point of view between Alex and Brittany. It made it a lot more enjoyable to see inside both of the main character's heads.
 I liked the fact that though Alex and Brittany lead completely opposite lives they are more alike than it seems. As the story goes I really began to see the difference between the way both character's were viewed by others and the way they really were. Both character's are constantly being judged or stereotyped based on their appearances. This gave them something in common and they began to realize there was more to the other than meets the eye. I loved the romance aspect in this book. Two very different people falling in love created drama and suspense that kept me hooked until the end.
  I loved both Alex and Brittany. They both had to make a discovery about themselves and change the way they were leading their lives. Despite the fact that they both had believed they were doing the right thing. Being together made them realize this about themselves and I definetly enjoyed that aspect of it. They were both such interesting and unique characters. There were a few things that happened in the book that I didn't like but, can't say anything else about it with out spoiling.
 This book was really good and anyone looking for romance with an edge should pick this one up.

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