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Absolutely beautiful ...,
This review is from: Perfect Chemistry (Paperback)This is my daughter's review:
PERFECT CHEMISTRY is most possibly the most incredible book I have ever come across and believe me, it is no exaggeration. As I was going on holiday with my family, I needed a couple of books to read on the 7 hour journey. PERFECT CHEMISTRY caught my eye in a book shop and what I thought would be 2 hours reading ended up to be 6 and a half - I could not put the book down. I finished the whole thing on that car journey and could not stop marvelling at the beauty of it.
When Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes are partnered up in Chemistry class, neither are too happy about it. Alex is dangerous - he's known for his membership in the Latino Blood gang - and Brittany is more than a little nervous around him. With what some would say her 'perfect' life, Brittany isn't that well liked either. On first impression, Alex thinks she's a superficial blonde with more money than sense. But these stereotypes only qualify on the surface.
Brittany's home life isn't as golden as most people expect it to be - especially Alex Fuentes. With her sister disabled, her mother about to have a breakdown at any second and her father treating their home like a hotel, Brittany is quite alone. She feels the guilt of being born 'normal' and the whole perfect charade at school hides what's actually going on at home. She only has two people she can confide in, Sierra and her boyfriend Colin, and even Colin seems to have changed over summer break.
Alex is the man of the household; after his father was murdered in front of him at the age of six, it's been a struggle with his mother and two brothers, Luis and Carlos. Being a part of the Latino Blood is tough - Alex wishes he could graduate and do something with his life after high school but it's an impossibility. Once your in the Blood, there's no backing out.
Alex's friends agree a bet with him about Brittany and Alex doesn't think anything of it. It's not as if he'd feel anything for the spoilt rich kid. But how wrong he is.
Two different people and yet so much alike - Brittany and Alex begin to grow closer and it gets to a point when both are too far in to walk away. But can it last with Brittany's judgemental mother and Alex's violent gang?
As I said, PERFECT CHEMISTRY is a book that I will never grow tired of.
I recommend it.