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Bookish Brina

 Just a girl with an obsession...

 Not specific to one genre, I'll read YA, Romance, Mystery, Fantasy, etc.  I also love Twilight fanfic!


Perfect Chemistry

Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles

I really, really liked this book. Brittany is the popular girl in high school. Captain of the Pom squad, perfect hair and expensive clothes. She dates the star of the football team. She has the perfect life. Except she really doesn't. What Brittany really has are parents who don't care, a handicapped sister that her parents want to send away, and a boyfriend who pressures her to have sex with him and has cheated on her.

Alex is the boy from the wrong side of town. He is covered in tattoos, rides a motorcycle, and is a member of a gang. He has a bad attitude and is known as a guy you don't mess with. But underneath the tough exterior is a guy who watched his father get killed in gang violence when he was a child, yet joined the same gang because he feels its the only way to protect his family. He joins in the hopes that his brothers won't have to.

Brittany and Alex are nothing alike, or so they think. Until they are forced to be chemistry partners. Then they find out they are more alike than they could ever imagine.

This is more than just a love story. It's about learning about yourself and standing up for what you believe in. And breaking sown social barriers that should have never been built.

One thing that really bugged me in the end is that I think they should have focused on a cure for Brittany's sister instead of a random illness. It was a great discovery, but could have been more personal.

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