Friday, May 29, 2009

YA Review: "Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles (rated 5 stars)

by Simone Elkeles

A few months ago, I attended a workshop at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena on upcoming popular books – this book came highly recommended by one of their booksellers (I forgot her name! sorry!). Anyway, so I ordered it for the library and I was not disappointed. It is a bit like the movie “Crazy/Beautiful” and a bit like “Romeo and Juliet” with two kids from opposite worlds falling in love but it was a nice addition to those stories.

Brittany Ellis is the perfect girl. Rich, blonde, thin, co-captain of the cheerleading team and driving a new BMW, Brittany has is all! It is the start of her senior year and everything will be wonderful.

Then she walks into Mrs. Peterson’s chemistry class. Mrs.
Peterson assigns seats. That morning Brittany almost crashed into Alejandro Fuentes, a Latino Blood. He is in her class. He is now her lab partner.

Remember things are not always the way they seem. “Perfect Chemistry” moves pretty quickly. It is the perfect beach read and definitely one to add to your summer reading list.

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