Thursday, 16 September 2010

Review: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

My Rating: E, R, B

Published: 2010
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Brittany Ellis seems to have it all; wealthy parents, the perfect boyfriend and the “right” group of friends. But when Brittany is forced to become lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the wrong side of town, her perfect life starts to unravel. 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 as Alex and Brittany grow closer, sparks begin to fly and they both realise that sometimes appearances can be deceptive. Will their emerging feelings be enough to keep them together when the world is determined to tear them apart?

Perfect Chemistry is the first book in the Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles. This book is aptly titled but there is a lot more going on than just the chemistry between our main characters.

Brittany Ellis gives off the impression that she is ‘little miss perfect’ but this is far from the truth. Alex is the total opposite from Brittany, he is from the other side of the town which is gang territory but he is safe most of the time as he is part of a gang. He does this to keep his family safe so they can have a better start in life than he did. Soon Brittany and Alex are falling in love but they have so many obstacles to overcome including Alex’s bet to get her into bed.

I had seen a few reviews about this book and thought I would give it a try and I was not disappointed. I was hooked from the first page and was very reluctant to put it down to put it down to do anything. As you can tell I loved this book and would highly recommend this book to teenagers and adults alike.

I had so many favourite scenes in this book that I can’t possibly list them all but I absolutely loved it when Alex spoke Spanish because at the same time they read/sound so exotic and I have no idea what they mean so can only imagine which makes it a bit more exciting. It makes me want to learn Spanish just so I can know what he was saying.

The characters were so compelling in this book. Brittany who comes from the rich side of the town that looks to have everything and Alex, who is part of a gang that has nothing compared to Brittany and they both overcome everything to be together. I just think it’s a great message that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from as long as you are willing to work hard at what you want then you can make your dreams come true.

Overall, I loved this book and I don’t think I can say much more about this book if I could try without repeating myself. Did I mention that Alex is hot and has a motorbike?

Disclaimer: I own this book and I have not been paid to review this book. Everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.


brandileigh2003 said...

I also really enjoyed the characters and the relationship. Thanks for the review.

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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