Mar 14, 2010

Book Review: PERFECT CHEMISTRY

Title: Perfect Chemistry
Author: Simone Elkeles
Rating:
Good if...you want the ultimate "good girl falls for bad boy" story

Summary (Amazon):
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.

What you've got to know...
Bottom line: THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING! For the last 8 hours I haven't moved! I couldn't tear myself away. What I loved: 1. It was a duel narrative, switching between Alex and Brittany's POV. And unlike other dual narrative's I've read, I didn't prefer one over the other. I loved them both. And they were both so different. I can't believe the same author wrote both. 2. I read every word. I always skim through books with too much detail or boring dialogue. I hung on every word on every page. 3. The story line made sense and the characters felt real. 4. This book was steamy. Yes. I just said steamy. As sexy as a romance novel but more awesome because it was about teenagers and the whole first love thing.

LOVED IT! LOVED IT!! LOVED IT!!! 5/5 all the way.
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14 comments:

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Wonderful review, this is one of my fav's!

Nicole said...

I totally loved this book too. And learned some Spanish swear words along the way ;-)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Wasn't this fantastic?! I cannot wait to read Rules of Attraction next month!!

Sarah said...

Typical--I just looked up Rules of Attraction! I didn't know about it. Thanks for the tip.

Also has anyone read Leaving Paradise?

Morgan said...

I'm so glad you loved this book. I'm a big fan of Simone Elkeles, too. Great review!

Amanda said...

I really want to read this one! I got to meet the author this summer and got a signed copy of the book from her, but I still haven' tgotten to it yet!

Maria the Bookworm said...

I'm glad you liked the book, me too :) I'm waiting for Rules of Attraction :D

Miss Remmers said...

I now really want to read this book! I didn't realize it was such a great read! Thanks for the awesome review!

Abby Annis said...

Great review! I really enjoyed this one too. :)

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this one - I LOVED it too :o) Can't wait for Rules of Attraction!!!

I've not read Leaving Paradise yet but I've seen a couple of good reviews so am planning on checking it out when I have time.

I've added a link to your review on my post :o)

Carol Fleserieu-Miller said...

Just starting to explore the reading/reviewing/writing blogging world. Have a middle schooler. Always looking for good books for her. "Perfect Chemistry" sounds like a good one! Have reviewed some YA books and reviewed them at my new blog
52annualbookreviews.blogspot.com .
I will be following your blog Sarah. Perhaps I will write one day. Always have had it in my mind.

Sarah said...

Carol-- Yikes! This is so not middle school level. If it were a movie it would be rated R.

Lorielle said...

This was my favorite read of 2009. I am excited about her new one! I've reviewed the book also, here: http://justbookinaround.blogspot.com/2009/12/book-review-perfect-chemistry.html

That Ridiculous Girl said...

LOVED this book! But I could've done without the epilogue. How did you feel about it? It was such a sweet sweet ending, and then the 23 years later part seemed a little cheesy. But man, I couldn't put it down. :)