Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) Ellen Hopkins

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  • Publisher: Margaret K McElderry Books
  • Format: Hardback | 622 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 178mm x 56mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1416983244
  • ISBN 13: 9781416983248
  • Sales rank: 62,529

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What would you give up to be perfect? Four teens find out in the "New York Times" bestselling companion to "Impulse." 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.

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By Reading Angel 13 Sep 2011 5

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Perfect is a companion novel to Ellen Hopkin's Impulse. It begins with the life of Cara, the twin of Conner. Conner was the broke and damaged boy in Impulse. Perfect's timeline begins at the same place for Cara that Impulse began for Conner, so it shadows her journey as Conner is in Aspen Springs, and what is going on in her and her parents life. As she is trying to be the perfect daughter to them, and as she is trying to find herself.

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"Hopkins addresses teens struggle with unrealistic expectations in gut-wrenching free verse." --"Booklist", August2011"