See the complete Perfect Chemistry series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. The episode begins with Sandy and SpongeBob at the Treedomeworking on a teleporter to teleport Sandy's acorns to Texas. How much does it cost? I don’t think I’ll be writing another How to Ruin book, although I loved writing Amy and Avi’s adventures together. I want to be an author. 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). Alex Fuentes is a combination of guys I know, guys I wanted to know, guys I dated, and guys I wanted to date. 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 … It wasn’t until I became an adult and started taking my own kids to the library that I learned to LOVE reading! Yes, I did visit a juvenile detention center for research. The good news is, all of your questions can probably be answered on my website. 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? Would she be allowed back in school? I didn’t get very good grades in English classes either. I have some great tips for writers on my website! The Perfect Chemistry book series by Simone Elkeles includes books Perfect Chemistry, Rules of Attraction, and Chain Reaction. I’m sorry. 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. (He plays the groom in Katy Perry’s Hot ‘N Cold video.) 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. Now, fold it up and put that envelope inside another new envelope and mail it to me. They are such fun characters to write! Simone has won the 2010 RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance from the Romance Writers of America for her book Perfect Chemistry. I have the best of the best fans! Alex is played by Alexander Amato, an internationally known Latino model and actor. Perfect Chemistry (2015) Plot. Did I tell you I wrote a TV pilot for Perfect Chemistry? I was writing "for the grade" and not because I was passionate about it. 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. The Perfect Chemistry books are currently with a Hollywood agent who is representing it for sale to film companies/producers. I will post any updates on my website or facebook. 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. It has been a long journey to get here, but it’s my fans I have to thank for this honor. 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. 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. A cheerleader must make the difficult choice of being popular with her squad or finding true love with a chemistry geek. Very surreal, fantastic, and WONDERFUL!! Can I email some questions for you to answer? Perfect Chemistry (stand-alone book 1) is a modern take on star-crossed lovers. Have a teacher, Librarian, conference coordinator, or organizer email my assistant at sami@simoneelkeles.com and we can try to schedule it! 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. Writing is the best profession and now I can’t imagine doing anything else! Official page of Simone Elkeles' hot series! 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? 5 talking about this. 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. She is a New York Times Bestselling young adult author. You can friend them through their social media. Good luck with your report and thanks for giving me time to write my next book! Where did you get the idea for How to Ruin a Summer Vacation? Can you send me an advanced copy so I can review one of your books? My agent has told me that 99% of the time, the author is totally left out of those decisions. I have a great book idea. Education is really important to me and my family. Both starting their senior year at high school. 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. Perfect Chemistry Publisher's Summary RITA Award Winner, Best Young Adult Romance, 2010. . I will post news here as soon as I have it! Brittany and Alex couldn't be more different. I did read Judy Blume and I liked riddle and joke books, but that was about it. Perfect Chemistry touches upon some important messages and themes, including race, disability, and acceptance. How does it feel to be a New York Times bestselling author? 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. I want you to come speak to my school, library, or conference or juvenile detention center! I’m working on a few new books but I don't know which one I'll be finishing first! Right now I want to work on other projects. 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. With Jonathan Chase, Ana Alexander, Ragan Wallake, Jeremy Kent Jackson. Too many to name! If any of your books get made into movies, can I be cast in the movie or get information on how to audition? To be honest, I didn’t really enjoy reading as a teen. How can I buy your books? The chapters alternate narration between Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes, giving you each characters perspective. 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. Wild Cards(hardcover title)/Better than Perfect(paperback title), Foretold: Novella included in the book titled FATE. Yes! Luis Fuentes is a good boy who doesn't live with the angst that his big brothers Alex and Carlos have always lived with. If they don’t have it in their collection, put in a request for them to carry it. The scandalous lives of Liz and Michael, a cop and a lawyer who meet in a near-fatal coincidence. A girl stabbed a boy at the junior high by my house. I’m so sorry, but if I answered all the report questions I get emailed, I would never have time to write another book! Thanks for enjoying my books so much that I have achieved every author’s dream of making the New York Times Bestseller list! Perfect Chemistry is a part of the Young Adult genre because of the steamy high school romance Elkeles portrays in the novel. What did you like to read when you were a teen? Here’s how to get one: Instructions for sending a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). I truly enjoyed writing about Amy and watching her change throughout the book. But WHY haven’t your books been made into movies yet? I was so in love with them, I started writing them. 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. I'm still writing it and will announce a release date for it as soon as I have one! 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. I will post any updates on my website or facebook . Can you list all the books you have written so far? I was especially excited to win the Romance Writers of America RITA award for Best Young Adult Romance for Perfect Chemistry and to be named Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. . As mentioned in the description, Brittany and Alex are total opposites. Unfortunately, the teleporter fails. 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. 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? The scene then changes to the Chum Bucket where Plankton is manically laughing for he just completed a new invention. 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. It wouldn’t be a Hallmark Channel movie without chemistry between the two leads … and sometimes the love isn’t just onscreen! I can mail a bookplate, which is a sticker that I will autograph for you to stick to the inside of your book. Librarians are there to help you! 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. Carlos is played by Giancarlo Vidrio, a Mexican-American actor who has acted in plays and television series. But if it’s a great idea, I think you should write it! I’m very proud of and flattered by the awards I have won. Put a stamp on it but don't lick it shut. No. The sequel to Perfect Chemistry, Rules of Attraction, … (and for Alex Fuentes?). Did you study writing in school? I never say never, but right now there are no plans for a fourth book. Showing all 1 items Jump to: Summaries (1) Summaries. Can I send it to you and have you write it? 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. Visit the website: www.simoneelkeles.com 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. Luis is smart, funny, and has big dreams of becoming an astronaut. If so, how would her victim react when he saw her? Are any of your books going to be made into movies? Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1) A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers. A modern tale of star-crossed lovers with a fresh urban twist. Perfect Chemistry is super steamy and oh so much fun to read. It’s definitely one of my top goals. Perfect Chemistry Quotes Showing 1-30 of 368 “You are the one girl that made me risk eveything for a future worth having.” ― Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry He doesn’t have Alex’s OMG-to-die-for “looks,” but he definitely has his swagger and charisma. I wondered how an American teenager needing an attitude adjustment would survive on my cousin’s moshav (farm community). Simone Elkeles (born April 24, 1970), is an American author known for the teen romance Perfect Chemistry trilogy and How To Ruin trilogy. 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. The girl went to juvenile jail and I wondered what would happen when she was released. Will there be a third book in the Leaving Paradise series? I’m a reviewer. PERFECT CHEMISTRY A modern tale of star-crossed lovers with a fresh urban twist. He was initially inspired by this guy named Luis who used to work at my bagel store. Unlike most authors I know, I didn’t like reading as a teen and I wasn't a fan of English class. https://amazing-everything.fandom.com/wiki/Perfect_Chemistry Karen and Plankton converse for a while, until Plankton enters the invention and becomes a gas. A modern tale of star-crossed lovers with a fresh urban twist. 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. Ultimately, however, it’s up to my publisher to decide whether or not they want a fourth book in the How to Ruin series. He travels across the street to the Krusty Kraband slips th… With Tolula Adeyemi, Kimberly Cook, Josh De Le Portia, Novena Devereaux. At Fairfield High School, on the outskirts of Chicago , everyone knows that south-siders mixing with north-siders can be explosive. The Perfect Chemistry books are currently with a Hollywood agent who is representing it for sale to film companies/producers. Perfect Chemistry Perfect Chemistry (Series) Book 1 Simone Elkeles Author (2011) A cheerleader must make the difficult choice of being popular with her squad or finding true love with a chemistry … Hopefully it'll happen soon! 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. Uh – like “uhhhh. 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). I heard there is a 4th Perfect Chemistry book coming out. I only write books with MY ideas. How would her peers react to seeing her again? Directed by Robert Munic. 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 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. If the books get optioned and production actually begins on any movies or series, my fans will be the first to know on my website and on Facebook! It came right out of the headlines from my town. Off the top of my head, I like Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Julia Quinn, David Levithan, John Green, and Meg Cabot. Perfect Chemistry Perfect Chemistry A fresh urban twist on the classic tale of starcrossed lovers. I never thought I’d actually write about Israel even though I’d been there many times throughout my life. Drama and comedy with inevitable and powerful chemistry between a man and woman that completely alter a destined life plan. No. At Fairfield High School, on the outskirts of Chicago, everyone knows that … I’ve tried to answer as many questions as I can for you here. I’m doing a class project about one of your books. 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… 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. I fell in love with reading as an adult – specifically romance novels. But WHY haven’t your books been made into movies yet? I’m also thrilled that all three books in the Perfect Chemistry series have been YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers. Look at the Buy Simone's Books Worldwide page for more information. When are your books coming out and where can I buy them? Will there be a fourth book in the How To Ruin series? 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. 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. 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. Who are the actors who play Alex, Carlos, and Luis in the Rules of Attraction and Chain Reaction book trailers? 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. Unfortunately I have nothing to do with sending copies out to reviewers. My books have been published in many different countries. I don’t know what to say right now”, Less – it’s not Elk-uh-more, it’s Elk-uh-LESS. I’m sure you can check it out from your local library. What was your inspiration for the Perfect Chemistry series? 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