Alex Fuentes is an outsider, a gang member,with absolutely no intentions on going to college and doing anything meaningful with his life, that's the story of what people on the south side part of town believe. Brittany on the other hand is the most popular girl in school, very pretty and a cheerleader trying to keep up with the little Ms.Perfect facade. Appearances and reputation means everything for people on the north side of town. Alex makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, and he thinks nothing that he would 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.They're both seniors at the same High School and hate each others totally! But when they're forced to become chemistry partners everything changes.Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and the bet he made in arrogance turns into love and care.
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Best part of story, including ending:
This novel was fantastic, very well written.
Best scene in story:
when Alex thinks : "This connection we have isn't going away, it's only getting stronger. Because the more I spend time with her, the closer I want to be."
Opinion about the main character:
I felt a likeness to both Alex and Brittany, who wear masks every day and hide their true selves and fears from the world. But behind those veneers are two people who are struggling in their own worlds, and they find they have more in common than they thought. What starts out as a forced seating arrangement in a Chemistry lab turns into so much more, and starts an elemental change and pull that neither of them can resist. They must fight expectations, duty, prejudice and other chains that drag them apart.