For these reasons, I liked her a little more than Brittany. This page was last edited on 10 January , at It came right out of the headlines from my town. He was in a gang back in Mexico to provide money and protection for his family, but tries to find a way out of it in order to become a better person. I will post any updates on my website or facebook. A girl stabbed a boy at the junior high by my house. Carlos has a vulnerable side that I love. 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.
I did read Judy Blume and I liked riddle and joke books, but that was about it. 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. My books have been published in many different countries. He was in a gang back in Mexico to provide money and protection for his family, but tries to find a way out of it in order to become a better person. What did you like to read when you were a teen? It came right out of the headlines from my town. Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles.
Simone Elkeles really knows how to keep a girl reading! Retrieved from ” http: I truly enjoyed writing about Amy and watching her change throughout the book. What was your inspiration for Leaving Paradise? 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?
A town near where I grew up mirrors Fairfield: Carlos had his own rule he wanted to make sure was stated loud and clear. Why did you decide to start writing?
Rules of Attraction is a young adult novel written by Simone Elkeles as the second installment of the Perfect Chemistry series. I only write books with MY ideas.
They are such fun characters to write!
In the novel, he attrachion Colorado State University and tries to help Carlos stay out of trouble. Novella included in the book titled FATE. Professor Westford has one condition: I fell in love with reading as an adult — specifically romance novels.
Will there be a third book in the Leaving Paradise series?
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
The two had been madly in love before they broke up because they didn’t want a long distance relationship. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. He was previously a gang member and almost involved in drugs before he changed for his girlfriend. It’s not winning too many prizes for unpredictability, but the way the romance develops between the two leads, and the subplot of just why Carlos gets set up, raise it far above the run of the mill books in this genre.
Summary From the publisher: But can you blame me for being gaga over a steamy, angst-driven love story?! I want you to come speak to my school, library, or conference or juvenile detention center! Librarians are there to help you! Too many to name!
Despite their initial dislike of each other, they’re thrown together when Carlos has drugs planted on him and her well respected father takes eokeles in to stop him being sent back to Mexico. Michael Barra – He is Kiara’s ex-boyfriend who broke up with her via text message. He is the older brother of Carlos Fuentes.
Views Read Edit View history. I can mail a bookplate, which is a sticker that I will autograph for you to stick to the inside of your book. I heard there is a 4th Perfect Chemistry book coming out. Carlos tries to fight Devlin’s gang because they threatened his mother and brother Luis back in Mexico but gets injured badly.
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Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
I have three daughters and a wife, so keep it clean. My favourite thing about the book was the dual narration by Kiara and Carlos.
Return to top of page. Look at the Buy Simone’s Books Worldwide page for more information. That being said, I do have a smione degree from the University of Illinois in Psychology and a master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola University-Chicago. Madison Stone – A pretty and popular girl with a mean streak. He is known as ‘the good son’. After revealing his past to Carlos, he helps him get out the Devlin’s gang and gives him his blessing to be with Kiara on the attracfion he either go to college or enlist in the military.
Education is really important to me and my family. 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. Kiara Westford is happy to help a new guy settle in – at least until the shy stutterer actually meets the bad boy. This page was last edited on 10 Januaryat Someone sets him up to be busted for possession of narcotics. Did you study writing in school?
He loves to play with Carlos and looks up to him like an older brother. Sea Change by Kate Cann is another fabulous teen novel which should appeal to readers of this book. I have some cash tips for writers on my website! When Alex arranges for Carlos to live with his former professor and his family to keep him from being sent to jail, Rhles feels completely out of place. Retrieved from ” https: Nick – A drug dealer who also uses the drug he sells. 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.