Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they’d rather be. For four high-school seniors, their goals of perfection are just as different as the paths they take to get there.
Cara’s parents’ unrealistic expectations have already sent her twin brother Conner spiraling toward suicide. For her, perfect means rejecting their ideals to take a chance on a new kind of love. Kendra covets the perfect face and body—no matter what surgeries and drugs she needs to get there. To score his perfect home run—on the field and off—Sean will sacrifice more than he can ever win back. And Andre realizes that to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he’ll be living a life his ancestors would never have understood.
Everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses its meaning, how far will you go? What would you give up to be perfect?
A riveting and startling companion to the bestselling Impulse, Ellen Hopkins's Perfect exposes the harsh truths about what it takes to grow up and grow into our own skins, our own selves.
(Synopsis from Goodreads.com)
What I Thought:
I absolutely loved the first book, Impulse, so I had high expectations for Perfect. My expectations were definitely met. The book was one of those books that just sucks you in from the beginning and you don't want to put it down. I loved how the characters had different issues going on, but the stories were intertwined. I think I identified most with Kendra and her need to be perfect to impress others. The only character I didn't care or was Jenna, because of the way she uses Andre. The ending of this book made me cry, which a book hasn't done in years. It's great YA read, and can be read after I pulse or just read by itself.
I give Perfect 4/5.
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I rented this book from the library, and was in no way compensated for this review.
Reviewed by Kayla Merritt