Release Date: January 1st, 2010 Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers Age Group: Young Adult Pages: 360 Buy This Book: Amazon ___________________ Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes could hardly be more different. Brittany is the popular girl, the perfect one who's never seen without makeup and her reputation. Alex is a Mexican gang-member, forced to enter the shady world of illicit dealings to protect his family. So when they are suddenly joined together to conduct a chemistry project, everybody expects the result to be explosive-but no one, especially Brittany and Alex, expect the reaction to be love, and the consequences are different than they had ever imagined before. Simone Elkeles tells a story of star-crossed lovers who must break away from their stereotypes and embrace the person they are within to find love and faith in each other. Through dangerous and often adrenaline filled adventure, Brittany and Alex learn more about each other than there is to the eye. Expert writing, pop-culture connections, and realistic romance ties together to make a one-of-a-kind piece of work that will keep you reading into the night.