Summary: 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.
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Review: I LOVED this book, so jealous of Kd for already having called dibs on Alex. Most people probably wouldn't notice this about this book, but I literally cried when Brittany started talking about her sister. And I don't mean a teardrop, embarassing as it is, I was balling. Let me explain though, my little brother, whom I love very much, is also physically disabled and doesn't always get treated the way he should. When Brittany talks about her worries and her love for her sister, it just kind of let me know that I'm not alone. Even if it's just a fictional character that goes through the same things. On a more chipper note, Paco, the best friend of Alex was a great character and so was Isa. Alex well, there aren't words to describe Alex, but I'l give it a try. Amazing, hot, sarcastic, charismatic, charming, smartass, guarded, infectious, intriguing, outgoing, egotistical, compassionate, arrogant, witty, talented, .......I could go on, but let's just leave it at that for now.
If you haven't read this book, I suggest you go get it now. I borrowed it from a friend and I'm going to buy it anyways, just so I can have my own copy to read whenever I want to.