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Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)

Title

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)

Authors

Simon Elkeles

Publisher

Walker

Pages

368 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780802720993

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Family member death; Interracial; single mother; death of a father; interracial relationship

Annotation

When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, develop a relationship after Alex discovers that Brittany is not exactly who she seems to be, they must face the disapproval of their schoolmates--and others.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father single mother

Main Character

boy and girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

Mexican American / White

Awards

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2012 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2010 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2011; Nominee Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2010-2011; Nominee Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2011-2012; Nominee Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2010; Nominee Young Adult Reading Program, 2010-2011; Nominee RITA Award, 2010, Winner, Division II Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2011, 2nd Place Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2010, Winner, Young Adult Young Adult Reading Program, 2010, Runner Up, High School

Keywords

social class; dating; gangs; dysfunctional families; family problems; high school

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)

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