Perfect Chemistry, Book 1

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Dec 23, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 360 pages
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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 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 more.

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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Review: Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1)

User Review  - Bethany - Goodreads

This is essentially a Harlequin novel for teens. Elkeles has alternating viewpoints, which I normally enjoy, but the voices she created for the two main characters rang false to me. I didn't feel as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica Weissenburger - Goodreads

This series was hot and cold for me -- firsts off, I was a little disappointed that Alex (and both of his brothers for that matter) weren't overly possessive of their girls. The reason I read the ... Read full review

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SIMONE ELKELES is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Better Than Perfect, the Perfect Chemistry series, Leaving Paradise series, and How to Ruin series. All three books in the Perfect Chemistry series have been YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named Simone 2008 Author of the Year. Simone's funny way of looking at the world shines through in novels that are bursting with sarcastic wit, edgy characters, and exhilarating drama. @SimoneElkeles

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