Perfect Chemistry

Perfect Chemistry A fresh urban twist on the classic tale of star crossed lovers When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year she has no clue that her carefully created perfect life

  • Title: Perfect Chemistry
  • Author: Simone Elkeles
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  • Page: 425
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  • A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star crossed lovers.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 sheA fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star crossed lovers.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 .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.

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    About "Simone Elkeles"

    1. Simone Elkeles

      Simone Elkeles is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of novels for teens Simone s books have won many awards including being YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, being named to the YALSA Popular Paperbacks and Teens Top Ten lists, and added to the Illinois Read for a Lifetime Reading List Simone also won the coveted RITA award from the Romance Writers of America for her book Perfect Chemistry Simone is especially proud of the fact that the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named her Author of the Year Simone was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she still lives today Simone went to the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign and received her Bachelor s of Science there in Psychology in 1992 She continued her education at Loyola University Chicago where she received her Master s of Science degree in Industrial Relations while working for a manufacturing company creating diversity programs for their employees.She loves animals she has two dogs a labradoodle and a German Shepherd , kids she also has two of those and her family In her spare time she s the Hockey Mom for her kids hockey teams and is an active Girl Scout leader specially trained in outdoor education She also spends time mentoring other teen and adult authors She also loves sushi, which you can probably tell by reading her books Simone writes about teens because she was a teen in the 80 s when spiked hair and blue eye shadow were rad and she loves writing about those exciting teen relationships and romances.


    1. This novel was fantastic, it was wonderful, it blew me away! After I finished reading it, I wanted to read it again something in the story just really got to me. If I had to describe it I’d say it’s like Pretty in Pink meets West Side Story. You know Pretty in Pink, awesome 80's movie starring Molly Ringwald, rich guy falling for the poor girl on the other side of the tracks West Side Story, forbidden love in the most extreme. It’s obvious that Elkeles did her homework with this one. The g [...]

    2. ★★★★★! 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 p [...]

    3. This was good. Yes, it was insanely cliche, unrealistic, and would never happen to two teenagers in real life. We all know that. Some high school kids are too immature to fall in love. But I can't say for all teenagers. However, Elkeles made it so believable. 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 [...]

    4. I'm just not the right person to read YA books. Even though I'm technically the target audience for these (me being a teen and all), I've found that I just hate 90 % of them. Even most of the ones other people seem to like, I hate. So if you're a person who doesn't dislike super cheesy writing and a million clichés, this book will probably be a fun read for you and you shouldn't let my bad review keep you from reading it. I really only read this book because so many people on seemed to love it [...]

    5. 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” – [...]

    6. 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 romance [...]

    7. This was one of my favorite books as a teenager. Ok that's a lie. The first time I read Perfect Chemistry I was past legal age. I've reread it, many times. You can judge me all you want. A girl can't live on Tolkien alone. Sometimes I just need a dose of girly romance novels. This series is so good. I want to break into a happy dance.

    8. First of all, I want to thank my friend, Shannon, for recommending this wonderful book. My life was so enriched by the reading of it. I also want to thank Ms. Simone Elkeles for putting fingers to keyboard and bringing this incredible story of the love between Alex and Brittany to life.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. They are bot [...]

    9. While I appreciate Simone Elkeles attempt to write a story with a lovely "moral" I can't help but point out that there aren't any in this book. I don't support the explicit language and although I know by my daily junior-high life that teens actually talk like this, and 10 times worse, why encourage cursing? Is not the ultimate goal for every adult, and every teenager besides, to set the foundation for positive, sophisticated, and well-mannered demeanors? And the fact that Brittany and Alex had [...]

    10. “Alex probably brings his dates sharp knives as gifts, in case she’ll need one when she’s out on a date with him.”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. High Points.Brittany. Alex. PacoPacoPaco. Pom squad. Garages. Motorcycles. Science projects. Beaches. Leather jackets. Bandanas. Chichis. The phrase “ripped bod”. Muffins. [...]

    11. Oh My God! This bookI just thought it wasSO GOOD! 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!FANGIRLING MOMENT!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. Perfec [...]

    12. Class, silence please. I am your teacher for today. 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[image error]?*wrong buzzer sound*No class, we do not get perfect chemistry.We get this movie instead:[image error]*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?I [...]

    13. Ha, I love Mrs P.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.

    14. I adore this book.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 youtube/watch?v=hr0OtYAnd 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 that it was amazing. I [...]

    15. My niece was reading this book and asked me what I thought of it. I read it last year and was so incensed at how horrible it was, this review (which has undergone several revisions from the original pissed-off rant) has been sitting in My Documents until now when the discussion of Perfect Chemistry came up again. I somehow managed to survive this EPIC RACEFAIL/GENDERFAIL of a book. Seriously, I wondered if author Simone Elkeles ever met a stereotype she didn't like or believe in. To say that she [...]

    16. THIS BOOK WAS SO CUTE. It wasn't just a mushy teen romance book but also dealt with more serious issues. The character development was flawless and I'm so happy I read this book!

    17. A fantastic contemporary romance! I loved the relationship between Brittany and Alex, but I especially loved that the story wasn't JUST about their romance--they each had their own conflicts and struggles in life. I thought they were both really well-developed characters, and I couldn't help but root for them to get together. What really won me over, though, was the humor and the emotional impact of this book. Any book that can make me laugh out loud then bring me close to tears is a winner to m [...]

    18. Re-read: 24.09.15“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 h [...]

    19. I adored this book. This is the classic love story with a fresh new feel.Hmm let's seeCertain 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 oth [...]

    20. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/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 characters. [...]

    21. I've sworn to stop reading YA romance a million of times before. Just like adult bodice-rippers, I find the genre too formulaic and predictable. Unfortunately, "Perfect Chemistry" is no exception.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 [...]

    22. Outstanding! It's been a while since I enjoyed a really good ya-novel. Perfect Chemistry, captivated my mind from beginning to end.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 the [...]

    23. 2.5 starsI 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 [...]

    24. I tend to judge books by their covers, so I understand why my sister might have bought this; but I assure you that the cover art is the only redeeming quality about this book. I thought others would agree with me but after reading a handful of reviews claiming this book is a ‘must read,’ I realized some people in this world have no compunction in telling ridiculous falsehoods.This book was full of badly written clichés and the ‘playful banter’ between the characters seemed forced and aw [...]

    25. Soooo corny! But I LOVE it! Jeez, reading has made me softI 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 it [...]

    26. A rich white girl from a messed-up family falls in love with a poor Mexican boy from the wrong side of the tracks. When I read the blurb for Perfect Chemistry, I thought, hmmm haven't I already watched this movie?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 holds- [...]

    27. "You were the one girl who made me risk everything for a future worth havin'."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 head [...]

    28. This book was amazing. If it doesn't melt your heart, then my guess is that you don't have one. This is a gritty, intense love story that will leave you swooning the entire time you read it. I stayed up until 5 am to finish it because I couldn't sleep until I found out how it ended. Romeo + Juliet have NOTHING on Alejandro + Brittney.

    29. My heart is so full right now <3I'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 woma [...]

    30. I AM FLOORED that I enjoyed this YA Romance as much as I did! I found myself unable to resist turning the pages.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 com [...]

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