Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Family member death; Interracial; single mother; death of a father; interracial relationship
boy and girl
Mexican American / White
mother and father single mother
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
social class; dating; gangs; dysfunctional families; family problems; high school
Elkeles, Simon, "Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)" (2010). Diverse Families. 622.