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. Forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, Brittany finds herself having to protect everything she's worked so hard for - her ...
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. Forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, Brittany finds herself having to protect everything she's worked so hard for - her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend and, most importantly, 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 the closer Alex and Brittany get to each other the more they realise that sometimes appearances can be deceptive and that you have to look beneath the surface to discover the truth.
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Amazing! There were so many copies available at my local bookstore that I had to wonder: What's so good about this book? When I read the synopsis on the back, I had to admit, I was unimpressed. But I decided to risk it anyway.
It was definitely worth it!
The story is rather cliche but the character interactions are priceless and so much fun. The author really did her research on how teenagers speak since the dialogue is rather authentic, yet at the same time without taking away from the real emotion behind those clumsy words that teens use to express themselves.
Brittany is the typical self-absorbed teen without being annoying about it. There's many good qualities about her that endear you to her character, thus making her flaws so much more bearable as she struggles with her parents' problems and her own separation anxiety from her older sister.
Alex is a gang member who tries his best not to feel too sorry for himself about his own terrible situation. Sometimes he's so stereotypically and obnoxiously male it's both painful and funny to watch as Brittany takes him down a notch throughout the book.
Very heartwarming and adorable. I laughed so much reading this book and just could not put it down. Wonderful!
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