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CHAIN REACTION | Simone Elkeles
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Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. But that didn’t stop him from taking risks — whether he’s scaling a mountain in the Rockies or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can’t stop looking for the next thrill. Nikki Cruz lives her life by three rules — boys lie to get their way, don’t trust a boy who says “I love you,” and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her parents may be from Mexico, but as a doctor’s daughter, she has more in common with her north-side neighbors than the Latino Blood at her school. Then she meets Luis at Alex’s wedding, and suddenly, she’s tempted to break all her rules. Getting Nikki to take a chance on a south sider is Luis’s biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by Chuy Soto, the new head of the Latino Blood. When Chuy reveals a disturbing secret about Luis’s family, the youngest Fuentes finds himself questioning everything he’s ever believed to be true. Will his feelings for Nikki be enough to stop Luis from entering a dark and violent world and permanently living on the edge?

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  • USA Today Bestseller
  • New York Times Bestselling Series
  • 2012 Top Ten YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers
  • 2012-2013 Illinois “Read for a Lifetime” Reading List


UK: Simon & Schuster UK
Spain: Versatil
Germany: Bertelsmann
France: La Martiniere
Norway: Gyldendal
Norway: Lydbokforlaget
Romania: SC Leda
Hungary: Konyvmoly
 “Thank you so much for your writing! So many of my students absolutely devour your novels. When I came back from NCTE with a signed copy of Chain Reaction, it was borrowed from the class library before I could actually put it on the shelf. Your books engage, entertain, and inspire. You have turned handfuls of my “non-readers” into readers with your novels. Thanks!”
• Russ Anderson, English Teacher, William Fremd High School, Palatine, IL


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