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