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Chain Reaction

Elkeles, Simone (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Chain Reaction
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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.
Authors: Elkeles, Simone
Title: Chain reaction
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2011.
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Sequel to: Rules of attraction.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 6 15 29 33 53 56 59 76 78 102 112 118 148 149 150 151 153 167 193 210 211 216 242 244 268
ISBN: 9780802720870
0802720870
Statement of Responsibility: Simone Elkeles
Subject Headings: Mexican Americans Juvenile fiction. Mexican Americans Fiction. Gangs Fiction. Families Fiction. High schools Fiction. Schools Fiction. Fairfield (Ill.) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction-2011.
Topical Term: Mexican Americans
Mexican Americans
Gangs
Families
High schools
Schools
LCCN: 2011003257
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Oct 04, 2014
  • JordynGalvan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jul 09, 2014
  • L3xia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i loove this book they ran out of stars before i could finish rating it , i never thought i could find a better boook then the 1st one in this series but the third one toped it . u have to read all three books , Best series i have ever read

i read all tree of them it was so awesome

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.

This series I believe should continue into another book. A book that has 3 parts. One part for little Paco. One part for the three girls of Carlos &&' Kiara. And another part for Luis's and Nikki's kid. I don't know I feel like I want to know more about what happens to the kids and how the parents do AFTER marriage and "happy ending" the epilogues didn't do so good in my opinion..

~thatsjustme

Jun 21, 2013
  • Sassafrasy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really liked these books!

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

Sep 24, 2012
  • renheart115 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was my least favorite book out of the whole three and if I had read this one first, I probably wouldn't continue reading the rest. Even though the author tried to mix things up a bit with the different personalities of the main love interests, the story line has been done before in both of the previous books and I just didn't think Luis' and Nikki's chemistry was as great and their relationship wasn't as strong as the others. I didn't like Nikki's character too much either and let's just say I didn't like the book as much. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER I think the best thing I liked about the book was that Nikki ended up being the one who shot Chuy and "saved" Luis, instead of the other way around. And she actually had the guts to do something, because unlike the other two books, the girls were always "at home and worried" and if they were so worried about the love of their lives, why the hell didn't they do anything?

Sep 06, 2012
  • manalrihani rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 22, 2012
  • mwong rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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