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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 more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 622 pages
  • 132.08 x 177.8 x 55.88mm | 544.31g
  • Margaret K McElderry Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1416983244
  • 9781416983248
  • 89,579

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"At its nucleus, four teenagers are grappling with insecurities that become exacerbated when loved ones turn up the heat. . . . The unrestricted access Hopkins employs is formidable: parents, siblings, love interests, and outliers all thrust frank judgment on the characters. It is how Cara, Sean, Kendra, and Andre react that encourages readers' emotional attachments. Her writing conveys teenage quandaries with all of the intended consequences, as the verse style only serves to shock as the events unfold." --"VOYA," October 2011show more

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Find Full Review at 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 more
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