Review: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles


Okay, so I’ve had my eye on this book for some time now and finally decided to whip it out and give it a read. Boy, was I happy I chose to buy this book. The books I’ve been reading lately haven’t been engaging enough and just hasn’t grasped my attention to make me want to read on, so when I started on Perfect Chemistry and found that it had me at the first sentence, I was more than happy to keep reading. When I bought this book I wasn’t expecting originality, so I wasn’t surprised by all the cliches, but what I was hoping for was a great read, and I got just that.

We’re introduced to Alex and Brittany, who are two teenagers from different worlds but have so much in common and such a great attraction towards each other that you can’t help but root for them to get together. They attend the same school which is divided into cliques. Needless to say, Alex Fuentes and Brittany Ellis are complete opposites. He has tattoos and belongs to a gang, while she’s captain of the cheer squad and dating the high school jock. But there is more to them than meets the eye, and I enjoyed the journey while they both explored their similarities and try to stick together in an environment that seems set against them.

I loved the book. It was addictive. The cliched storyline didn’t bother me in the slightest. The corny moments did get to me at times but not enough to make me put the book down. I give it a solid 4 out of 5, which is high for me. I’m not easily impressed, but this book did leave me wanting more. I’m looking forward to reading the other books in the series. Elkeles really does know how to grab the readers attention and keep them glued. So glad I picked the book up.

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