Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles...
Published: April 29th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: -
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 had pretty high expectations when I first opened this book just because I had seen and read such great reviews on it, but I really didn't know what to expect but I am glad to say that I LOVED it!
The plot. I though that the plot was so interesting I had never really come across something like it before. I mean, sure I had come across the whole star-crossed lover plot before but there was something about this book that made the whole plot and story of the book feel different. I thought that the book was written in such a way that it really made the plot of the book seem real and like this really could have happened, which I completley loved because I know that with book with simalar storylines they sometimes seem really fake and unrealistic, another thing that I really loved about this book was that therer was dual narration, so we got to see into the minds of both Brittany and Alex.
The characters. I completley loved the characters I thought that they were all written brilliantly and that they all seemed like they could actually have been real people and even the side characters were written great. For me Alex was really the star of this book I thought that his character really went through the most development throughout the book and we really got to see him evolve throughout the book. But I also found myself really likeing Brittany's character I thought that she was really relatable and I really found myself feeling sorry for her throughout the book for what she was going through.
Overall I thought that this book was a really great start to the series I am so glad that i picked up the first two books in the series because now I don't have to wait to read about Carlos and Kiara.