Alex Fuentes is a gang member for the Latino Bloods. He may seem tough but he has a nice side too. He only joined the Bloods to protect his two brothers and mother. He had to join so his brothers didn't have to. Since this is the way it has to be he doesn't plan on going to college. It's not like he is dumb though. He wants to finish high school to prove he can.
Brittany Ellis fakes her way through school. I mean that she puts on an image while out of her house. Where her older sister has a disability and spends her time all day. She feels like she has to be the perfect one so her parents won't have to worry about her and spend their time wisely by focusing on her sister. She dresses and acts like she's supposed to.
The north side and he south side are completely different people. One side rich and white the other poor and Mexican. They meet in chemistry class and a series of events including a bet, an almost car accident, some confrontation, and a chemistry teacher that has a no nonsense attitude forces them together in what ends up being something rare. Love blossoming from both of them. The north side and the south side.
This book wasn't that great. It was very disappointing. The only reason I finished is because I wanted to know what happened. I do not know why people think this book is so great. Oh, my life is so hard! Woe is me. They keep thinking like this and Brittany keeps on saying how she has to put up this wall. Everything seemed so fake in this story. It was more thinking and less actually showing me. A large majority of Alex's and Brittany's thought were how they wanted to touch each other or have sex with each other (Alex had these thoughts a lot). This book was written so poorly. I'm surprised because I did like Simone Elkeles book Leaving Paradise. It's too bad. It had such potential. I do not recommend reading this book.