Perfect - Ellen Hopkins Review

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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.

(I don't own this book, I checked it out from the library a while ago)


I loved Ellen Hopkins, Crank, Glass and Fallout, but not only those I really like almost all of her books, except for this one. 

It might have just been the who topic of the book because I really feel no need to be perfect in anybody's eyes and this book was all about teens beating themselves about no being perfect in the eyes of their parents and etc. The whole book irritated me, I wanted to just go inside the book and tell the characters, "it's really no big and just relax and breath for a minute." Everything I felt was such a problem for these characters, when really there was no problem to begin with. 
You're not the same as your sister, that's really no big deal, no ones the same and just because you're siblings doesn't mean that's an exception to need to be the same.

and etc, etc.

If you're dealing with the issue of needing to be perfect but you feel you can never grasp it, this books for you. You can read about characters feeling that exact same way and sulk with yourself on the couch with Perfect in your hand.


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