I really liked this book. I liked it because it was a bit different from all the other love stories that I read. Different races and totally different people coming together and falling in love. You don’t have to be the same race to love someone. I also like how the story was not just about their relationship. Yes they fall in love quick but don’t all love stories start that way? What I like is that there was a lot of home life mixed in. We get to see what each character goes through at home or just outside of school where they put up a front for everyone else.
Dual perspective; Brittany is a cheerleader and has the perfect life to the people she goes to school with. Body, hair, clothes and car, she has it all. But at home is a different story. Alex is a bad boy who’s in a gang. Most people at school know this but they don’t really know what it’s like to always have to protect his family and the consequences that he faces. These two people are paired together in chemistry class and it turns out they have pretty good chemistry themselves. It’s not all fun and games with these two though, and this book depicts their journey.
Simple writing. There wasn’t as much detail as I usually like to read. I felt some parts went by too quick. I didn’t realize that the second and third book did not follow their story anymore so I definitely thought the end wrapped up too quick. The second and third book follow their brothers stories, which we never saw too much of them in this book so I am curious about their journey’s. There is some Spanish that is played into the dialog and I had to look up most words because I didn’t know what they meant and there wasn’t much translation. I found that a bit annoying but that’s just my opinion.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading Rules of Attraction and Chain Reaction. I would recommend it to any teenager to read for a great love story that brings different races together without judgement.