"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. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart."
This book was amazing. I love that it deals with such serious issues. I love how Brittany and Alex interact with each other. Their banter and insults and ultimately their flirting and compliments. I felt so bad for Brittany and Alex. I have to admit I was a little worried in the end for a chapter or two, but it turned out okay. The alternating point of view in every chapter made the book so much better than if it had been from just Alex or Brittany's point of view. There isn't one thing about this book I didn't like or even would change.
25 March 2009
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