Brittney has more to deal with in her home life than Alex (or even her BFF) could imagine and doesn't just keep people at arms length because she's a snob but for self preservation. FYI - Not all blondes are dumb or sluts people, O-kay?
A project for their Chemistry class brings them together and they soon find out that the classroom is not the only kind of "chemistry" they have together. The biggest problem their relationship faces is Alex's association with the LB's - The Latino Blood Gang. He's being groomed as the next leader and even if it's not the life he would choose for himself he sees no way out. To leave, if that's even a possibility would bring serious repercussions on his family and those he loves. Brittney sees no future for she and Alex if he stays with the LB's but doesn't want to see him throw his life away.
They will have to decide if what they have is worth fighting for because it may cost them everything.