Monday, 4 June 2012

Recommend A... Book With A Bad Boy

'Recommend A... ' is the awesome new feature thought up by the amazing Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit. Each week there will be a different, creative prompt for us to recommend books that we sometimes maybe forget how much we love, giving us the chance to share book recommendations of books that might not get recommended as much as they deserve.

Ooooh, I am LIKING this week's prompt! I will be definitely taking note of everyone else's recommendations this week, and checking them out! So be sure to leave a link to your 'Recommend A...' post or feel free to just leave a comment recommending a book :)

The "Bad Boy" that sprung to my mind first was Alex Fuentes from Perfect Chemistry...

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
  "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."

Okay, okay, I KNOW. So maybe this book didn't have the most original of storylines - a boy and girl from two completely different worlds, a forbidden love - West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet - you've heard it all before, yadda yadda yadda - but YOU HAVEN'T. Seriously, I don't care if it's cliche, there was something so irresistible about this book, something so irresisitible about the relationship between Alex and Brittany, who, at first, hated each other, but then, well, yeah, you guessed it - they fall in love. AHH! I JUST LOVE THIS BOOK!

Hooray for Shanyn for picking this prompt this week so I got to recommend this book to all you guys! Now what are you waiting for? Go read it!

:) xxx


  1. Nice choice! I haven't read Perfect Chemistry, but a LOT of people love it. Maybe I'll put in on my to read list for the summer :)

    My recommend a ... book with a bad boy post.

  2. Perfect choice! Those Fuentes brothers sure have the bad boy thing going for them.

  3. Oh this is a really good choice! It's a legit bad boy one! Plus I love Romeo and Juliet in any form!

    I think Marcus Flutie (our pick) was maybe a less bad boy in retrospect... but at the time?

  4. I was going to recommend this one for the book with a bad boy! This is one of my favorite YA books ever!

  5. My students LOVE this book and I have yet to read it! I love bad boys so I might have to pick it up ASAP :]

  6. I have this book on my TBR for so long now..thanks for the reminder.


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