- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers (December 23, 2008)
SynopsisA 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.
Perfect Chemistry may have been a story about star crossed lovers, but it wasn't your typical story line. I know you think you have read all these types of books? You are wrong. Simone Elkeles writes with severity, honesty and a tenderness that exudes through the character in her book.
Brittany may have been from the "right" side of the tracks but she didn't give a snobbish air about right and wrong side of the tracks. Alex may have been a bad boy but he was all heart. The end of the book shocked the heck out of me. As I was saying this book maybe a book that you think "If I have read one star-crossed lover book, Then I have read them all." I can honestly say you'd be wrong, This is a definite read.
My review of Rules of Attraction is soon to come.
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