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 ...more
It’s obvious that Elkeles did her homework with this one. The ...more
! Perfect Chemistry (stand-alone book 1). High school it-girl & rebel bad boy’s take on star-crossed lovers!
“He touched me as if I were made of glass. He kissed me as if he’d savor it for the rest of his life.”
Perfect Chemistry (stand-alone book 1) is a modern take on star-crossed lovers. The rebel bad-boy from the wrong side of town, Alejandro Fuentes, Alex and the perfect good-girl princess with the world-at-her-feet, Brittany Ellis, Brit forced to be chemistry lab partners for the ...more
At first, I hated Brittany. The I'm-so-perfect facade she pulls off really angered me. I was Alex, hating her for being fake and perfect and untouchable. Then I slowly began to feel her pain. I began to know her and understand what she does ...more
I really only read this book because so many people on Goodreads seemed to ...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” –
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 ...more
Life is cruel and harsh, and we all wear armor to protect ourselves against the pain of loss and the hardships we face. In Perfect Chemistry, we see two very different people who have a kindred soul. ...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
What happens if you add a weak acid with a conjugate base?
Ah! Forget my blubbering silly chemistry.
How bout this formula below?
What happens if you add this hot Latino hunk
plus this blonde cheerleader
*wrong buzzer sound*
No class, we do not get perfect chemistry.
We get this movie instead:
*hands shoot up in the air*
Okay I am not fit to be a teacher since I'm talking nonsense here.
But really, what is perfect chemistry? ...more
This is not a genre I read often. The genres I read often include dragons, faeries, werewolves (I've sworn off vampires for awhile), wizards, magic, flying carpets, kings, queens, and talking pink rabbits. In other words, I'm a big fantasy buff. BUT, then I saw the booktrailer for Perfect Chemistry ...
And was so intrigued and amused, I had to go buy it. I could give a summary, but the trailer does a much better job, so all I'll say is ...more
I read this book for the first time in 2012 and I loved the pants off of it. I was worried that, four years later, I wouldn't love it as much. That the clichés would bother me. But I'm happy to say that I still really enjoyed the story, even though I did find a few faults with it this time around. Having said that, I'm still happily aboard the 'I love Alex Fuentes' train.
“You are the one girl that made me risk eveything for a future worth having.”
“We're actors in our lives, pretendin' to be who we want people to think we are.”
Story; Brittany is picture perfect. She has everything. She's beautiful, she's smart, she is dating the popular guy at school. Everyone want to be her and be with her. Her life is perfect. Brittany is the white chick from the rich side of town. Alex is the bad boy. He's poor. He is in a gang. He is dangerous. He's ...more
Hmm let's see...Certain parts cliche, certain parts stereotypical, certain parts predictable, but I was still able to enjoy this book for what it was: romantic and sweet.
Alex is a gang member, who doesn't want to be and Brittany is a cheerleader. When they first meet they don't hit it off. They think they know everything there is to know about one another just by what they see or may have heard. In time, they fall for each ...more
This popped up on the “recommended you to” screen when I logged in to my library’s website. It threw me off a bit because I’ve been requesting “book clubbier” books lately so I had to check it out. And what did I find???????? A story about a girl from the right side of the tracks and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks and how they fall in luuuuuuurrrrrrrrv. Well, that trope just makes me . . . .
Allow me to introduce our main ...more
This book was full of badly written clichés and the ‘playful banter’ between the characters seemed forced and awkward. ...more
There is really nothing wrong with this book except for its utter unoriginality. This is a story that we all have read before - a rich, popular and beautiful cheerleader and dangerous (but hot) gang member are thrown in together by fate, or, more specifically, a chemistry lab seating chart (I am coming ...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 ...more
I know that we are young,
And I know that you may love me,
But I just can’t be with you like this anymore,
Alejandro.. (view spoiler)[Okay, I couldn’t resist. Come on, it’s funny.. (hide spoiler)]
Dear Perfect Chemistry,
It was fun while it lasted. Tempestuous, occasionally hilarious, but fun. However, at the end of the day, I think you and I just want different things. We’re not right for each other. And I need to move on.
I’ve been known to make a song, dance and general fool out of ...more
My heart is so full right now <3
I've just finished Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles and I simply don't have the right words to express my feelings towards this beautiful story.
"Two different worlds. One true love."
Ok, now I want to cry :, (
Omg I just fucking loved it!! Every single fucking thing about this masterpiece.
The story just flowed and the writing was fucking flawless!
I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I wanted to kick Brits mum in the muff gate - seriously I wouldn't piss on that ...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, ...more
In fact, I have not. This book is nothing like the over-emotional mess that was Crazy/Beautiful, and I might have to shoot people for comparing the two and making me hesitate over picking this book up. Before I start to gush, some disclosures: This book is a romance. Flat-out, no ...more
I LOVED Perfect Chemistry! Such a great story! It was really well written and the characters were so lovable and wonderful!
Brittany and Alejandro (Alex) both live in Fairfield Illinois and are both starting their senior year at Fairfield High. Brittany has the perfect life. She lives in the perfect house with both parents and her sister. She has the perfect blonde hair and blue eyes, wears designer clothes, and is ...more
Quick synopsis: Brittany Ellis has a secret: even though she's got stunning good looks, a designer wardrobe, straight As, and a rockin' bod (of which the reader will be reminded over and over again), her life is anything but perfect. Her older sister is disabled and requires 'round the clock care, and her parents are (laughably) wretched.
Alex Fuentes is a Mexican teen from the wrong side of the tracks. His father was murdered before his eyes when he was a child and he'll do ...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
Brittany Ellis has the perfect life from the outside – she is beautiful, rich and popular at school. However, her home life is not a fairy tale. Her older sister has major health problems which she helps out with as much as possible because her parents can’t seem to deal with her. Her mother has anxiety issues and ...more
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