Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1)
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...more
It’s obvious that Elkeles did her homework with this one. The g...more
5 Stars!!! - Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den
(This is an Adult-who-enjoys-reliving-the-stirrings-of-first-love-and-self-discovery-during-the-teen-years-through-YA books review)
**CONTENT WARNING - Since this is a YA book I will include a warning that this book contains some Sexual, Drug and Alcohol, Course Language and Violent Content - Recommended for Older Teens**
I LOVED this book!!! Perfect Chemistry is an urban story of star-crossed lovers from “different sides of the track” – B
That's how real he seemed. I always had a thing for dem bad boys, but not really gang bangers. I never had a thing for gang bangers, but I want to... *insert horrible action* Alex. He's on fire.
Now that I got my carnal desires out of the way, let's talk about the actual story....more
I really only read this book because so many people on Goodreads seemed to...more
I read this a while ago and I always meant to review but never ended up getting around to it until now. I have a few things I want to say, the first that it wasn't entirely unenjoyable, the low rating reflects several things but I want to point out that I understand why so many people love this book and I think it would be better for the majority to read it themselves and make their own minds up - I know that I am again in the minority.
It's quite a nice Romeo and Juliet type of forbidden romanc...more
The characters Alex Fuentes and Brittany Ellis both had issues they had to deal with that makes the plot of the story so surreal.Alex is a gang member,with absolutely no intentions on going to college and doing anything meaningful with his life, that's the story of what people on the south side part of town believe.Brittany is the rich girl trying to keep up with th...more
Initial Final Page Thoughts.
Well considering I thought I was going to read about two pages of this book before giving up, I’m surprised how much I enjoyed this one. Maybe I am a girl after all. Gosh.
Brittany. Alex. PacoPacoPaco. Pom squad. Garages. Motorcycles. Science projects. Beaches. Leather jackets. Bandanas. Chichis. The phrase “ripped bod”. Muffins. Hand warmers…...more
Just kidding, Haleema. <3
*sigh* Perfect Chemistry was everything I wanted it to be. It was cute and fluffy and dark and sexy, all at the same time. It was well-written and didn’t remind me of any YA books I wanted to throw against the wall. I can’t even begin to sum up all the clichés that were used in this book, but they were so well done that I completely forgive Simone Elkeles for all of them. She took those clichés and made them her bitches....more
Funny thing is, I didn't think it was as bad or off-base as those couple people made it out to be. Maybe it was because I knew my fair share of guys similar to Alex (and dated a cou...more
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To sum it up: 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 b...more
Why, you ask? Because they suck. Because there is no spark within anything and because I am just egging myself (barely) to finish. The whole process is most definitely forced AND I hate that.
BUT I didn't feel that way in the slightest throughout my reading of Perfect Chemistry. Ms. Elkeles could save the who...more
I think it's fair to say that 'Perfect Chemistry' isn't an original story. We've read superb stories of star-crossed lovers before. Ultimately in Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' and of course 'West Side Story'. But this didn't matter to me. In fact, after the first two chapters I was hooked.
Brittany is your high school princess, the girl every other girl wants to be. Beautiful, rich, the head cheerleader and dating one of the hottest guys in school. Raised...more
This is, without a doubt, the best YA romance I’ve ever read. It was real, emotional, powerful, tender, romantic and sexy without being graphic. Half the time I was fighting smiles (they were so cute together) or tears. I read a lot of romance but I’ve seldom seen a couple that was more right for each other than Alex and Brittany. These are not your usual teenage self-involved characters that scream, me, me, me. They were b...more
I’m not going to go into the plot much because it’s already been done beautifully!
This is a classic story of girl meets boy, from the wrong side of the tracks, but with a gangsta lean.
What starts out as a bet between Alex and one of his friends, involving Brittany turns into undeniable love. As these two lose their hearts to each other they find there is much more they have in common...more
5 STARS ALL THE WAY!
You might think that this is like those cheesy romantic teen books and movies where the girl after hating the guy falls in love with him and blah, blah, blah!!
Nope, its nothing like that. This book is more than that.It is one of the best romantic books I have ever read and very beautiful.
So lets start with the beautiful Brittany Ellis the main character:
She is your typical beautiful, hot blonde girl....more
Heh? koq ujug2 nawarin buku inih, prasaan gak pernah ngomongin mau minjem ato majang di wishlist bukuna.
Yah karen di tawarin..
no hay problema!
por que no?
vamos a gozar
*sok2an pake bahasa meksiko*
ceritanya seh cerita cinta2an anak SMU. Klise? tentu, tp tema seperti ini tetap menjual sampai kapanpun
Bercerita tentang Britanny cewe gringa mamacita caramelo preciosa cu...more
Soooo corny! But I LOVE it! Jeez, reading has made me soft...
I remember when I saw this book in the book store months ago, my friend told me not to get it because she said she could tell it would be bad. I questioningly looked at her and asked her why - because she said she had never read the book - and she tells me her Book Cover Theory. That you can tell whether a book will be good or bad by the cover it has. So even though I thought what she was saying was dumb, I didn't buy the book, bumped...more
I didn't buy the ganglife in this book. It felt as though a woman was daydreaming about what a gang members troubled life would be like, but it was a bit too soft. Alex was the gang member with a heart of gold. I believe that they are out there, but for some reason it just rang false in this story for me. It was all to fantastical, I suppose. Towards the end of the book it got a bit more realistic, especially t...more
Flannery: "I just read a great book about a Mexican boy and an All-American girl falling in love at a Chicago high school."
Roommates: "What was it called?"
Flannery: "Perfect Chemistry."
How the hell am I supposed to tell people this is a great book if this is the cover and it is called Perfect Chemistry? Blech!
On a more serious note, I thought the author did an amazing job portraying realistic teens. High sch...more
Alex Fuentez dan Brittany adalah 2 magnet dengan kubu berbeda. Brittany, ketua cheerleader, cantik, kaya, berdada indah *ehem*, berambut pirang. Sempurna! Atau bisa dibilang terlihat sempurna, karena di balik semua itu ia hanyalah seorang gadis muda biasa yang penuh dengan masalah. Ayahnya jaran...more
I need to calm down before I can write anything about this book....
──── four days later...
This is the first book since "Twilight" that has made me feel this way.
I feel so much like a girl. I couldn't think of anything else BUT this book for a few days.
Contemplating how it was so deliciously romantic, putting myself in Brittany's (female character) position, picturing Alex (male character) as a real person. You know, all that crazy stuff you do when you irrevocably fall in love wi...more
“We’re actors in our lives, pretendin’ to be who we want people to think we are.”
♥ I loved it! ♥
It’s hard to rate a book that you love a lot, that made you laugh until your cheeks hurt, that made you feel like a teenager again, giggling like a fool at every scene between the 2 main characters, wishing for the next installment to come really quick.. and this book did all this very well.
You won’t find anything life-saving in it, nothing impressive to keep you awake at night thinking about it, but...more
Who says that southsiders and northsiders can't mix? Well, other than everyone at Fairfield High School on the outskirts of Chicago.
Northsider Brittany Ellis has everything any teenager wants: popularity, money, and good looks. On the surface, her life is wonderful, but her perfect persona is just a cover-up for her troubled home life.
Southsider Alex Fuentes has a bad-boy reputation, but all he wants is to get out of his gang and graduate.
When they ar...more
That's probably the best word to describe my feelings after reading this book. This book has everything, it made me laugh, cry, curse, I was angry, happy, relieved. I like a lot of things about this book I'll just say few.
Firs, I like writing, Spanish words especially. I'm not fluent in Spanish but those words made me laugh. I imagined Alex saying them and that Mexican accent. I had(or better say i still have) clear pictures in my head.
Second thing, I love characters. Britt isn't diva...more
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