Luis is played by Gabriel Chavarria, known for playing the character Tito in the movie Freedom Writers, in the movie Lowriders, the Hulu series East Los High, War for the Planet of the Apes, and the upcoming series The Purge on USA Network and Syfy. Simone has won the 2010 RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance from the Romance Writers of America for her book Perfect Chemistry. He was injured, but survived. Now, fold it up and put that envelope inside another new envelope and mail it to me. Very surreal, fantastic, and WONDERFUL!! Perfect Chemistry is the first novel in the trilogy written by author Simone Elkelesand published by Walker Books for Young Readers in 2009 and also made it on The New York Times Best Seller list. Will there be a fourth book in the How To Ruin series? With Tolula Adeyemi, Kimberly Cook, Josh De Le Portia, Novena Devereaux. Carlos is played by Giancarlo Vidrio, a Mexican-American actor who has acted in plays and television series. Perfect Chemistry is a book on star crossed lovers Brittany Ellis the perfect good girl and Alex (Alejandro) Fuentes, the bad boy affiliated gang member of the Latino Bloods. Unfortunately, the teleporter fails. It has been a long journey to get here, but it’s my fans I have to thank for this honor. Simone Elkeles is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry trilogy, all three of which have been YALSA-ALA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, as well as Better Than Perfect.Simone was named Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. A cheerleader must make the difficult choice of being popular with her squad or finding true love with a chemistry … I'm still writing it and will announce a release date for it as soon as I have one! No. Perfect Chemistry Publisher's Summary RITA Award Winner, Best Young Adult Romance, 2010. Thanks for enjoying my books so much that I have achieved every author’s dream of making the New York Times Bestseller list! Unlike most authors I know, I didn’t like reading as a teen and I wasn't a fan of English class. Can I send it to you and have you write it? Off the top of my head, I like Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Julia Quinn, David Levithan, John Green, and Meg Cabot. How much does it cost? Can I email some questions for you to answer? Take a regular business sized envelope (the long ones) and write your name and address in both the return address spot (upper left) AND address spot (middle). The chapters alternate narration between Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes, giving you each characters perspective. I don’t know what to say right now”, Less – it’s not Elk-uh-more, it’s Elk-uh-LESS. I wondered how an American teenager needing an attitude adjustment would survive on my cousin’s moshav (farm community). I went on a little retreat with some writer friends who suggested I write about “what I know.” I sat down and thought about my times as a teenager visiting Israel. Unfortunately I have nothing to do with sending copies out to reviewers. Look at the Buy Simone's Books Worldwide page for more information. Perfect Chemistry touches upon some important messages and themes, including race, disability, and acceptance. My books have been published in many different countries. Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3) Like his brothers, Luis Fuentes is a risk taker; whether he's scaling the Rocky Mountains or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis is always looking for the next thrill. Simone Elkeles is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry trilogy, all three of which have been YALSA-ALA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, as well as Better Than Perfect.Simone was named Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. PERFECT CHEMISTRY A modern tale of star-crossed lovers with a fresh urban twist. Good luck with your report and thanks for giving me time to write my next book! Can you list all the books you have written so far? I was writing "for the grade" and not because I was passionate about it. The best way for a chance at a free book is to join my VIP group because I have giveaways all the time that my VIP group is entered in automatically. I’ve tried to answer as many questions as I can for you here. The rebel bad-boy from the wrong side of town, Alejandro Fuentes, Alex and the perfect good-girl princess with the world-at-her-feet, Brittany Ellis, Brit forced to be chemistry lab If any of your books get made into movies, can I be cast in the movie or get information on how to audition? The publicity department at my publisher takes care of sending out review copies so feel free to contact Llewellyn Flux or Bloomsbury US or HarperCollins depending on what book you'd like to review. At Fairfield High School, on the outskirts of Chicago , everyone knows that south-siders mixing with north-siders can be explosive. Karen and Plankton converse for a while, until Plankton enters the invention and becomes a gas. Too many to name! Luis Fuentes is a good boy who doesn't live with the angst that his big brothers Alex and Carlos have always lived with. My agent has told me that 99% of the time, the author is totally left out of those decisions. He travels across the street to the Krusty Kraband slips th… I’m a reviewer. 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. But WHY haven’t your books been made into movies yet? Did you really go to jail for research for Leaving Paradise? Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1) A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers. Right now I want to work on other projects. Put a stamp on it but don't lick it shut. I did read Judy Blume and I liked riddle and joke books, but that was about it. How can I buy your books? The good news is, all of your questions can probably be answered on my website. Each character confronts their imperfections, learns what it means to be in love, and how to deal with the consequences and sacrifices that inevitably accompany it. https://amazing-everything.fandom.com/wiki/Perfect_Chemistry I will post any updates on my website or facebook. When he meets Kiara Westford, a good girl totally unlike any of the girls he's usually drawn to, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she's too good for him. The Perfect Chemistry books are currently with a Hollywood agent who is representing it for sale to film companies/producers. A modern tale of star-crossed lovers with a fresh urban twist. I don’t think I’ll be writing another How to Ruin book, although I loved writing Amy and Avi’s adventures together. If so, how would her victim react when he saw her? But if it’s a great idea, I think you should write it! I truly enjoyed writing about Amy and watching her change throughout the book. 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. . Official page of Simone Elkeles' hot series! I’m sorry. How would her peers react to seeing her again? They are such fun characters to write! Both starting their senior year at high school. I can mail a bookplate, which is a sticker that I will autograph for you to stick to the inside of your book. Alex is played by Alexander Amato, an internationally known Latino model and actor. A town near where I grew up mirrors Fairfield: students who live in mansions on Lake Michigan mixed with students from “the other side of the tracks.” I have always wondered what would happen if two kids from those opposite worlds fell in love, and from that Alex & Brittany’s story came to life in my head. I will post any updates on my website or facebook . Wild Cards(hardcover title)/Better than Perfect(paperback title), Foretold: Novella included in the book titled FATE. Unfortunately, an author has no say in the casting of the movie because it’s all up to the casting director to choose the actors. See the complete Perfect Chemistry series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. How does it feel to be a New York Times bestselling author? Drama and comedy with inevitable and powerful chemistry between a man and woman that completely alter a destined life plan. It came right out of the headlines from my town. He doesn’t have Alex’s OMG-to-die-for “looks,” but he definitely has his swagger and charisma. She is a New York Times Bestselling young adult author. Summary When people say that good girls always fall for bad boys, they always assume it's an exaggeration, but in Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles that is exactly what happens. Hopefully it'll happen soon! But WHY haven’t your books been made into movies yet? 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. Brittany and Alex couldn't be more different. The main characters of the story Brittany Ellis, a white uptown teenager, and Alejandro "Alex" Fuentes, a lower class teenager of Mexican heritage must overcome Brittany's troubled home life and Al… Perfect Chemistry (stand-alone book 1) is a modern take on star-crossed lovers. 5 talking about this. The scandalous lives of Liz and Michael, a cop and a lawyer who meet in a near-fatal coincidence. BUT....if Hollywood doesn't come through and I end up trying to produce the movies myself, I will try to let my fans in on the action and post audition information. He was initially inspired by this guy named Luis who used to work at my bagel store. Are any of your books going to be made into movies? Did you know that even authors get a limited amount of free copies and they have to buy them after they run out of their free stock? What did you like to read when you were a teen? I’m also thrilled that all three books in the Perfect Chemistry series have been YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers. I’m working on a few new books but I don't know which one I'll be finishing first! I have the best of the best fans! To be honest, I didn’t really enjoy reading as a teen. (and for Alex Fuentes?). Here’s how to get one: Instructions for sending a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). Alex Fuentes is a combination of guys I know, guys I wanted to know, guys I dated, and guys I wanted to date. You can friend them through their social media. Yes! Librarians are there to help you! A modern tale of star-crossed lovers with a fresh urban twist. Will there be a third book in the Leaving Paradise series? I will post news here as soon as I have it! Will that Fuentes bad boy streak come out with a vengeance and lure Luis to live on the edge like his new girlfriend and his own father. Yes, I did visit a juvenile detention center for research. I’m so sorry, but if I answered all the report questions I get emailed, I would never have time to write another book! If they don’t have it in their collection, put in a request for them to carry it. That being said, I do have a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in Psychology and a master's degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola University-Chicago. When are your books coming out and where can I buy them? Don’t forget to include a note that tells me the NAME of the person you want me to autograph the bookplate to (you, your sister, your friend, etc). I have a great book idea. With Jonathan Chase, Ana Alexander, Ragan Wallake, Jeremy Kent Jackson. The sequel to Perfect Chemistry, Rules of Attraction, … Once I started writing for myself and not for a teacher or a grade, I realized that I loved writing and never wanted to stop. Where did you get the idea for How to Ruin a Summer Vacation? I have some great tips for writers on my website! Directed by Robert Munic. I didn’t get very good grades in English classes either. Did you study writing in school? I was so in love with them, I started writing them. While Leaving paradise has nothing to do with the real story, the idea snowballed into the idea for Leaving Paradise – a boy coming back after being released from juvie and facing his victim once again. The warden was really nice and spent hours with me touring the facility and he actually locked me in a cell so I could feel what it was like. The girl went to juvenile jail and I wondered what would happen when she was released. Perfect Chemistry (2015) Plot. I never thought I’d actually write about Israel even though I’d been there many times throughout my life. Did I tell you I wrote a TV pilot for Perfect Chemistry? I want you to come speak to my school, library, or conference or juvenile detention center! . Luis is smart, funny, and has big dreams of becoming an astronaut. It wasn’t until I became an adult and started taking my own kids to the library that I learned to LOVE reading! I only write books with MY ideas. What was your inspiration for Leaving Paradise? Writing is the best profession and now I can’t imagine doing anything else! I want to be an author. Breaking through the stereotypes and expectations that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart, Perfect Chemistry takes readers to both sides of the tracks in a passionate love story about looking beneath the surface. I’m sure you can check it out from your local library. But when he falls for the wrong girl, Luis enters a dark world he's never known and just when he thinks he's got life all figured out Luis learns some disturbing news about his family that destroys his positive outlook on life. I heard there is a 4th Perfect Chemistry book coming out. As mentioned in the description, Brittany and Alex are total opposites. Uh – like “uhhhh. When a cocky and egotistical Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for the past year, he doesn't want any part of the goody-two-shoes life his older brother Alex has laid out for him in Colorado. So when Brittany Ellis and Alejandro “Alex” Fuentes are forced to be lab partners in chemistry class, this human experiment leads to unexpected revelations – that Brittany ’s flawless reputation is a cover for her troubled home life, that Alex’s bad-boy persona  hides his desire to break free from gang ties, and that when they’re together, life somehow makes more sense. Can you send me an advanced copy so I can review one of your books? The Perfect Chemistry book series by Simone Elkeles includes books Perfect Chemistry, Rules of Attraction, and Chain Reaction. Perfect Chemistry is a book on star crossed lovers Brittany Ellis the perfect good girl and Alex (Alejandro) Fuentes, the bad boy affiliated gang member of the Latino … But will he put his pride aside when he realizes that being with Kiara might finally break down his barriers so he can live a clean life instead of the dangerous path he's currently on? The episode begins with Sandy and SpongeBob at the Treedomeworking on a teleporter to teleport Sandy's acorns to Texas. Simone Elkeles (born April 24, 1970), is an American author known for the teen romance Perfect Chemistry trilogy and How To Ruin trilogy. Perfect Chemistry is super steamy and oh so much fun to read. (He plays the groom in Katy Perry’s Hot ‘N Cold video.) Have a teacher, Librarian, conference coordinator, or organizer email my assistant at [email protected] and we can try to schedule it! All of my books are available through your local bookstore, chain bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, Walden Books, Waterstones, etc)  – you can also get them at the independent bookstores near your house to help support family owned businesses. I don’t live in the USA. Visit the website: www.simoneelkeles.com I’m very proud of and flattered by the awards I have won. The Perfect Chemistry books are currently with a Hollywood agent who is representing it for sale to film companies/producers. What was your inspiration for the Perfect Chemistry series? Perfect Chemistry Perfect Chemistry A fresh urban twist on the classic tale of starcrossed lovers. Who are the actors who play Alex, Carlos, and Luis in the Rules of Attraction and Chain Reaction book trailers? A cheerleader must make the difficult choice of being popular with her squad or finding true love with a chemistry geek. I promise, I would LOVE for my books to be made into movies and/or tv shows! No. It varies, depending on how far I have to travel. It wouldn’t be a Hallmark Channel movie without chemistry between the two leads … and sometimes the love isn’t just onscreen! I never say never, but right now there are no plans for a fourth book. Ultimately, however, it’s up to my publisher to decide whether or not they want a fourth book in the How to Ruin series. Perfect Chemistry Perfect Chemistry (Series) Book 1 Simone Elkeles Author (2011) I fell in love with reading as an adult – specifically romance novels. I’m doing a class project about one of your books. A girl stabbed a boy at the junior high by my house. It’s definitely one of my top goals. Showing all 1 items Jump to: Summaries (1) Summaries. At Fairfield High School, on the outskirts of Chicago, everyone knows that … Perfect Chemistry is a part of the Young Adult genre because of the steamy high school romance Elkeles portrays in the novel. I also liked introducing Israel to readers through my eyes as an American, because everywhere Amy travels in the book, I’ve been. Is that true? Would she be allowed back in school? Education is really important to me and my family. The scene then changes to the Chum Bucket where Plankton is manically laughing for he just completed a new invention. 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