Friday, 1 May 2009

Review - Perfect you

Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott



Description: Kate Brown's life has gone downhill fast.

Her father has quit his job to sell vitamins at the mall, and Kate is forced to work with him. Her best friend has become popular, and now she acts like Kate's invisible.

And then there's Will. Gorgeous, unattainable Will, whom Kate acts like she can't stand even though she can't stop thinking about him. When Will starts acting interested, Kate hates herself for wanting him when she's sure she's just his latest conquest.

Kate figures that the only way things will ever stop hurting so much is if she keeps to herself and stops caring about anyone or anything. What she doesn't realize is that while life may not always be perfect, good things can happen - but only if she lets them...


Review:

Perfect you is just a perfect book.

I can't really put it much better than Melissa De La Cruz does on the front cover "I absolutely loved this book! It's funny, sad, and wise, and will make your heart ache in the best way."

I think Elizabeth Scott may be one of my new favourite authors.

Kate's a very relatable narrator. She's been hurt and she's lonely and her family is in crisis. So her doubts and anxieties, which lead to her creating even bigger problems for herself, seem realistic and understandable.

If you have ever been dumped by a friend then you'll relate to Kate's confusion and hurt. The scenes between Anna and Kate were perfectly done. Letting go of a friendship, even when that friend is treating you horribly, is hugely painful.

And if you've ever liked a boy but been unsure whether he really likes you back then you'll relate to Kate and Will's fledgling relationship.

And if you like books about growing up and learning to accept that life contains both good and bad moments then you'll love Perfect you.

2 comments:

  1. I have this one on my shelf. Thanks for the great review!

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  2. I hope you like it as much as I did.

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