Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Book - 2011
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When he returns to Illinois and the gang culture on the south side of Fairfield after six years in Colorado, high school senior Luis Fuentes, who dreams of becoming an astronaut, falls for a girl and enters a dark world after learning some disturbing news about his family.
Publisher: New York : Walker, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780802720870
Branch Call Number: ELK
Characteristics: 310 p.

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indigo4342
Nov 06, 2017

One of my favorite books. And I love Simone Elkeles books.

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JordynGalvan
Oct 04, 2014

I love the closure Elkeles gives. And I love the fact she closes a lot of plot holes and fills in secrets that were unanswered. But I do find the characters a bit stupid near the end of the book. I teared up as well when they all got together at the end with all their kids and it was just fantastic. Amazing, I love these books.

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carmellachery
Apr 05, 2014

i read all tree of them it was so awesome

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farah24
Aug 05, 2013

Chain Reaction introduces us to the youngest of the Fuentes boys, Luis. He's quite unlike his older brothers Alex and Carlos because he's very smart, ambitious and hopeful when it comes to his future. He's the good boy of the family. Personally I didn't really like the main characters in this book. Luis to me didn't really have that bad boy charm his brothers had. But it's clear throughout the book that for Luis it's all about his family and protecting them. His love for his mom and brothers is very clear. Nikki is the other main character and I honestly found her really annoying. With her it was the typical "I've been hurt before and I don't want to get hurt again" thing. Which to be honest got old really quick. Nikki and Luis have a sweet relationship but I think the reason why this book didn't hook me like the last two was because the story line was kind of similar to the first but there's a twist near the end that makes it really interesting. But what never fails to impress me is how well the author portrays the life of a gang member and how family oriented the whole series is. Another really nice thing is that you never have to say goodbye to the previous characters Alex and Carlos, their stories carry on in this book and the conclusion to the series is pretty good. Chain Reaction wasn't bad but it could have been better. All in all it was a really good series and I would totally recommend it someone.

perricherry Jan 12, 2013

loved the book so much i didnt want to give it back!!!!!!!!!

manalrihani Sep 06, 2012

In my opinion I absolutely loved the book. But i think it needs more i wanna know how the Fuentes brothers end up i mean what dose Luis do with all that money his biological father left behind and what happens to their children to be honest Simone needs to make a new series called the Fuentes familia

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mwong
Jul 22, 2012

Wonderful and amazing. this is one of the best series I have ever read. It didn't matter that the story lines were close to the same, I loved it anyway. I almost laughed in class when I was reading it. These three couples really show that love can overcome any obstacle. ending was epic and I was so sad that the series ended.

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lil_kitty124
Jan 24, 2012

am amazing conclusion the the perfect chemistry series. all three books were AMAZING. Simone Elkeles is an amazing and talented author! LOVED this book! could not stop reading it and rereading it!

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Dying_Angel
Jan 04, 2012

Omg, I love the ending to this story. This is the perfect ending. And I love how it involves the other couples from the first couple books. If you just found this book and want the first book for the series, go to Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles :) I TRULY LOVE THIS SERIES <33

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KKPGIRL
Sep 02, 2011

2 words: Sexy & Delicious! I have absolutely loved this series since I read the first book, and this one doesn't disappoint! I love the "perfect chemistry" between the couples, and how they overcame all the odds and end up together because they believe in their love. I love the fiery spirit of the girls, and the cocky/sweet attitude of the guys. There were so many times where I literally had to keep myself from laughing out loud when I was in school reading this book. The only drawback to this book is that the story lines are all pretty much the same, but I don't mind it so much because I absolutely love this series! I also like how each book is set about a few years after the previous one, and involves the original main characters, so we can see how the couples' relationships have come along. I would also love it if Simone Elkeles would write more books to this series about the sons of the 3 Fuentes boys, especially the son that was in the epilogue of this book. I highly recommend this book, and all of Simone Elkeles' books!

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green_dove_59 Jun 18, 2014

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KKPGIRL
Sep 03, 2011

KKPGIRL thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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