In the book Perfect Chemistry, the setting is in the outskirts of Chicago. The people from the south side and north side grew up in different areas, and which ever side they live in, that’s what their social standard is. Brittany states “The kids on the north side don’t really mix with kids from the south side. It’s not that we think we’re better than them, we’re just different. We live in big houses on Lake Michigan and they live next to the train tracks” (14). The north side kids are rich, athletic and popular. Most of the south side kids are in gangs or at least act like they are. But the biggest aspect that sets apart the north and the south is that the north side is all Caucasians and the south is all Mexicans.
So when Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes are pared to be partners for chemistry, they are both in rage. After a while, things are getting better, and they are starting to fall for each other. Nobody was very happy about it, but that’s because people let social standards interfere way too much in their life. We shouldn’t let people’s homes and backgrounds inspire who we feel about them, but the people in Perfect Chemistry do.