Book Review #12: Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

(Finished reading – 25/02/13
My 11th book this year.)

This book is the 2nd of the “Perfect Chemistry” series. It is about the 2nd boy, Carlos, in the Fuentes Family. He is just like his brother, Alex, used to be. Full of attitude, spirit, surrounded by gang drama but eventually having hopes and dreams of a different future.

The main female character, Kiara, is the good girl who wants to make a difference. But she has a speech impairment causing her to stutter whenever she is nervous, embarassed or under pressure. More of a tomboy who prefers hiking boots and big baggy T-shirts over the latest fashion. Kiara also knows her cars, how to bake, and comes from a loving family.

The 2 teens play pranks and challenge one another until one day their games become more serious.

So the big drama is the battle of keeping the relationship together whilst they work out gang issues, trust issues and Carlos’ troubled past and Kiara’s unique personality.

At 1st, this book felt like I was reading Perfect Chemistry (book 1), all over again with additional scenarios. But then the last quarter of the book was very well written. Although I feel like the gang scenes could have done with a little more imagination, I absolutely loved every moment that Carlos and Kiara had together.

I would recommend this book to any teenagers. I guess the older generation would probably not enjoy this series as much as I have so far.

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