Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Aug 17, 2010
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: December 23, 2008
ISBN: 0802798225
Pages: 368 pages

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.

I had no idea that Simone Elkeles was also the author of How to Ruin a Summer Vacation. I was thrilled when I found out though because I adored the whole series of How to Ruin... Now onto the review.

I'm sure many of you have already read this book and wondered why it took me so long to read it. It's because I heard too many good things about it. I find that when I hear about something that is supposed to be amazing, I'm usually let down. I like to read, see, ect. something with an open and unbiased mind so I get my true opinion. If you feel the same way, please be careful as you read my review.

I fell in love with this book right from the start. The relationship between Brittany and Alex is so complex and so romantic. You won't know what hit you when you pick up this book. Not only will you feel both characters emotions, but you will also lose yourself in those emotions.

The alternating points of view of Perfect Chemistry make this book amazing. It lets you see who both the characters are and why they do/think what they do. I usually have a favorite point of view to read from, but not in this book. Both characters are dynamic and intriguing. You will want more Alex and Brittany when you're done.

Overall, the book was fantastic and I'm upset it took me so long to pick it up. I haven't read a good teen romance in awhile, but this has brought me out of that slum.

Rating: 5 stars / 5 stars


  1. This book is amazingly romantic. I'm so glad you loved it!

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! I can't get enough of this series!


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