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.
I have to be upfront and say that I honestly don’t know who recommended Perfect Chemistry to me originally, but I am so glad that they did. I believe that someone mentioned it on a “What Are You Currently Reading?” thread, and then another friend of mine mentioned how much she enjoyed the audiobook narration – so I decided to listen to it. Wow. If you are like me and enjoyed reading Romeo and Juliet, in either high school or college, then Perfect Chemistry is a great read because it is more of a modern day re-telling of R&J. It would be a great book to use in the classroom, and paired with R&J, as well as something like West Side Story as a teaching tool.