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I should preface this by saying that young adult is totally not my thing. Brittany Ellis has the perfect life.
Except that her mother is all about appearances and conditional love and her father is absent and uninvolved and Brittany must be perfect to make up for the blight that is her profoundly disabled sister with cerebral palsy: Brittany loves her big Sis. Alex, or Alejandro; Fuentes is a good son who loves his mother and his 2 younger brothers. Brittany and Alex go to the same public high school which encompasses both very wealthy white and very poor Latino communities: North Side and South Side. Paco , jerky boyfriends: Colin, stereotypical tough girl ex.
Carmen, mean-girl pretend friends: Darlene and the cool nerdy guy in the coral colored shirt. Paperback Verified download. Brittany Ellis is the most popular, perfect girl at Fairfield High school.
She has to project the image that she and her family is perfect but she and her entire family has plenty of imperfections. Her mother is mean, her father is never mentally present whenever he is home, and her sister has a mental slowness. So Brittany has to pretend to be the most perfect girl in town. Alex Fuentes is the most thoughtful and loving gang member you will ever meet.
He pretends to be tough and mean but deep down he has a huge heart. He's in Latino Blood to keep his family safe, and younger brothers away from gangs. He never did anything for himself. Throw them together in chemistry and force them to become partners, this happens: Peterson says.
Introduce Alex to the class. When he wasn't hanging out on street corners and harassing innocent people this summer, he toured the inside of jails around the city, if you know what I mean. His secret desire is to go to college and become a chemistry teacher, like you, Mrs.
Guess again, gringa.
Her secret desire is to date a Mexicano before she graduates. Brittany brings out the goodness in Alex and together they try to fight the odds even though they are from different sides of the tracks.
Alex takes a bet that he could get into Brittany's pants before Halloween. That is what starts his pursuit to the perfect barbie who he thought was as shallow as a kiddie pool. He didn't want ot lose Julio, his motorcycle he built by himself.
They then begin to break down each other's walls and experience new things. Simone brings to life two wonderful characters. This book teaches people to not judge a person based on rumors and appearance. It was beautiful to watch two unlikely people fall head over heals for each other. I felt their love as if it were my own. I recommend this book to anyone who loves YA contemporary, forbidden love stories, or books that bring awareness about youth gang members and trying to find where you belong.
This book has caught my interest several times after seeing it mentioned by others and especially by one of my favorite authors. I finally couldn't resist anymore.
I love this angsty, love story set during high school. Great character development and story line. Growing up in two different worlds but attending the same high school, their paths cross in chemistry class. Brittany is popular, dates the star athlete and seems to have the perfect life.
Alex belongs to a gang and grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Struggling to help his mom raise his two brothers after his father's death, Alex is trying to prevent his brothers from following in his footsteps. In chemistry class, Brittany and Alex have to sit at the same lab table after the teacher assigns them alphabetical seats. They can hardly stand each other and the loathing is mutual.
But what starts out as a bet with Alex's friends and gang members, quickly becomes more as they both find their selves in the same places on more than one occasion.
Alex wishes for a better life but knows no other way to get out of the gang life without punishment to him and his family. He knows that he cannot pull Brittany in to this life. So much angst and heartache! The characters learn that being true to yourself is most important in order to be happy before love can be truly fulfilled. Learning to stand for what you believe, accepting others for who they are or where they come from, and being true to yourself is a lesson we can all learn from.
Beautiful story of forbidden love! One person found this helpful. See all reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Brittany's mother is very concerned with appearances and controls Brittany to present the prefect facade.
Ellis likes to hide behind his work and doesn't communicate much with his family. Brittany always ends up caring for her mentally and physically disabled sister, Shelley.
Alex Fuentes - One of the two main protagonists of the novel. Alex is the bad boy that no one wants to mess with - at least that's what everyone thinks.
He struggles greatly with the murder of his father and will stop at nothing to prevent his younger brothers Carlos and Luis from entering the dangerous world of drugs, alcohol and gangs. His ex-girlfriend Carmen is constantly on his back, trying to keep him involved in gangs and with her - even though she has cheated on him many times.
Alex feels that the only way to keep his family safe is to be in the Latino Blood, the gang that his father was in. Alex once thought that he could protect his family with his own hands, but that was before his father's brutal murder twenty feet from his six-year-old face.
Sierra - Brittany's best friend, who initially doesn't think that Brittany and Alex's relationship is a good idea. Isabella - Alex's good friend, who slowly becomes one of Brittany's best friends.
Hector- The main antagonist of the novel.