Have you heard of Simone Elkeles? Ask your high school student. Simone is a New York Times bestselling young adult author who grew up on Chicago’s Northshore. In this Steve Bertrand on Books interview she explains why her Perfect Chemistry series (based loosely on Highland Park High School) is a hit in high schools and juvey halls alike. She also discusses sex and the teenage reader. Her latest novel Wild Cards begins a series based on a north suburban high school football team.