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