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Perfect Chemistry Audiobook

Perfect Chemistry

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Publisher's Summary

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created perfect life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to 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. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles' breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

©2008 Simone Elkeles; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Chloe Carmel, IN, United States 02-05-14
    Chloe Carmel, IN, United States 02-05-14
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    What did you like best about Perfect Chemistry? What did you like least?

    I wanted to like this book, but unfortunately it was cliché and poorly written--it was very choppy and at times seemed as if it was written by a twelve year old that tried to compromise for their poor writing by overusing words like "fucking", "shit", etc.


    What was most disappointing about Simone Elkeles’s story?

    Didn't feel at all connected with the characters.


    What didn’t you like about Roxanne Hernandez and Blas Kisic ’s performance?

    Roxanne Hernandez sounded like a slightly past middle-aged woman trying to sound like a teenager. It's laughable. Blas Kisic's voice also sounded too old for the character he was narrating for. Both voices really annoyed me.


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    Cara Rios 06-17-13
    Cara Rios 06-17-13 Member Since 2013

    Cara Rios

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    "Disappointed"
    Any additional comments?

    I have to admit I allowed myself to get caught up by the hype, unfortunately that is all it was, HYPE. Overall the actual writing flowed but that’s as positive as I can get. The plot was and characters were cliché and agonizingly predictable.

    As far as the narration is concerned I thought the Roxanne Hernandez and Blas Kisic did not fit the characters they were voicing causing the narration to fall flat. The only silver lining is that they both spoke Spanish very well; I have a sneaking suspicion that’s the only requirement they need to fill in order to qualify for this gig. Roxanne Hernandez has a very adult voice for the teenager she was portraying, to mask this she seemed to put on an annoying voice, as for Blas Kisic he has a middle age man’s voice and was completely unapologetic about it which throw me off since the character he voiced was eighteen.

    I really wanted to like this book but I cannot say I will ever re-read this or much less recommend it to anyone.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cole C. Brighton, MI, United States 04-14-13
    Cole C. Brighton, MI, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2016

    Keep on reading!

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    "The first and the best"

    I love this book. I love the bad boy Alex and Brittney's romance, it goes to show you that you never know who is right for you. I was older when I listen to this (did it to see if it was a good book for a younger cousin) and I felt it was good for a high level high schooler which is what the age of the characters are and above because I've been out of high school for a while and still loved it! It follows true problems, how to be yourself and not what others except of you, the troubles with parents and a disabled sister, also when/who to give "it" to.
    I love the two sided narration of the book and how Elkeles wrote it both view points of the characters makes it very enjoyable. Female narrator I didn't like as much which is why I gave the performance a 2 out of 5.

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    Katherine 02-28-13
    Katherine 02-28-13

    I love to read mysteries, histories, biographies, humor, and Jane Austen.

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    "Better than I expected"

    I'm not sure why I bought this, because I'm not the target audience (I'm in my 50's, but this book is clearly for young adults). That being said, I enjoyed the story quite a bit. The two-narrator presentation was good, although Blas Kisic sounded a little old for the part. The story has some intense scenes that are better for young adults over the age of 16 or 17 - but I also don't think this book would interest kids much younger than that, since it doesn't feature wizards or mythical creatures.

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    Amanda 02-10-13
    Amanda 02-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoying... but not 5 star work~!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I found the book good but its hard to rate something like this after reading Bryce Courtney or Tolken... entertaining but not riveting.


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    Nancy Devault 01-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Perfect Chemistry!"
    Any additional comments?

    Loved it! I really enjoyed this story of two people overcoming obstacles despite being from different social backgrounds. Love conquers all! Definitely of perfect chemistry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    megan ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 01-08-13
    megan ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 01-08-13
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    "Better than I thought it would be"
    Would you listen to Perfect Chemistry again? Why?

    Yes I would, I liked the story. It seems like a predictable plot, but there are twists.


    What other book might you compare Perfect Chemistry to and why?

    Romeo and Juliet I guess. Or any other story of forbidden love.


    Which character – as performed by Roxanne Hernandez and Blas Kisic – was your favorite?

    I liked alex's character the most. Blas Kisic's voice it nice and I found Roxanne's voice a little annoying at first but I got used to it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Shelly praised Britney for standing up to their parents.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the book much more than I thought I would. Just a warning that there is some harsh language, so if that bothers you, you might be offended in some parts. I loved the idea that the main characters are connected even though they come from completely different worlds.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Holly B. United States 01-07-13
    Holly B. United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The narrator can really make or break a book!"
    Any additional comments?

    The female narrator was very bad. I probably wouldnt waste a credit on this if I had it to do over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    john 12-20-12
    john 12-20-12

    tallulah

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    "NOOOO!!! male pov sounds like a robot!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Author should have used a different male narrator. There is absolutely no way i could tolerate listening to this male point of view.


    Has Perfect Chemistry turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    How could the performance have been better?

    should NOT have used this male narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT PURCHASE this audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 12-11-12
    Angela 12-11-12
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    "Awful female narrator, good story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I struggled to listen to this and know I would have enjoyed it much more if I just read it.


    What other book might you compare Perfect Chemistry to and why?

    A modern day Romeo and Juliet of sorts.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The female narrator portrayed the teenage girls as if they were 10 years old. The story was written better than how she voiced them. The male narrator was good.


    Was Perfect Chemistry worth the listening time?

    Not worth my listening time, but a good story to read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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