Perfect Ten

Perfect Ten

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Who is Sam Raines's Perfect Ten? It's been two years since Sam broke up with the only other eligible gay guy in his high school, so to say he's been going through a romantic drought is the understatement of the decade. When Meg, his ex-Catholic-turned-Wiccan best friend, suggests performing a love spell, Sam is just desperate enough to try. He crafts a list of ten traits he wants in a boyfriend and burns it in a cemetery at midnight on Friday the thirteenth. Enter three seemingly perfect guys, all in pursuit of Sam. There's Gus, the suave French exchange student; Jamie, the sweet and shy artist; and Travis, the guitar-playing tattooed enigma. Even Sam's ex-boyfriend, Landon, might want another chance. But does a Perfect Ten even exist? Find out in this delectable coming-of-age romcom with just a touch of more

Product details

  • 14+
  • Hardback | 347 pages
  • 142 x 211 x 33mm | 454g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0425288110
  • 9780425288115
  • 87,195

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"You can count on Perfect Ten to make you laugh, think, and, ultimately grow--what more can we ask from a coming-of-age love story? L. Philips treats her characters and her characters' love with the respect and heart they deserve. An absolute delight to read." --John Corey Whaley, Printz Award-winning author of Where Things Come Back "Perfect Ten is a smart, messy, complicated romance, full of swoony kisses and lie-on-the-floor heartbreak and unexpected twists of fate--just like love itself." --Katie Cotugno, New York Times bestselling author of How to Love and 99 Days "Perfect Ten is a perfect ten. Romantic, sweet, and far wiser than expected. A breezy romcom that is as smart as it is fun, with characters that leap off the page." --Bill Konigsberg, award-winning author of Honestly Ben and Openly Straight "The most fantastic, hopeful, aspirational story of gay teens in a red state since David Levithan's Boy Meets Boy." --Aaron Hartzler, author of Lambda Literary Award finalist Rapture Practice "Perfect Ten is: 1. Adorable 2. Heartbreaking 3. Funny 4. Delightful 5. Unexpected 6. Queer 7. Moving 8. Honest 9. Unapologetic 10. A must-read." --Michael Barakiva, author of One Man Guy "Perfect Ten is as charming as it is relevant. A stunning, twenty-first-century teen romance that will have readers begging for more. In a word, it's Magick." --J. H. Trumble, author of Lambda Literary Award finalist Don't Let Me Go "Cute and catchy . . . An engaging read." --Romantic Times "This surprisingly tender rom-com explores relationships with an authenticity that's full of heart and poetic splendor. The novel bravely examines some of the pitfalls of young love in a manner that neither makes Sam unlikable nor lets him off the hook for his behavior. His decisions and actions aren't always admirable as he navigates his way through his mistakes and inexperience, yet they will be sure to elicit sympathy from those who have had their own misadventures in love . . . Fans of Stephanie Perkins or David Levithan will discover much to love about this sweet confection of a tale." --School Library Journal "Sweet and satisfying . . . Like one of the ultimately lucky three, this is a keeper." --Booklist "Philips keeps this wish-fulfillment fantasy moving briskly, thanks to the quippy dialogue" --Publishers Weeklyshow more

About L Philips

L. Philips went to Ohio University for a degree in music education, decided that job was entirely too noisy, and became a librarian instead. When she's not working, she enjoys belting out show tunes when she thinks no one is listening and watching the same episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine over and over (or at least that's what she tells her toddler son). She lives in more

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40 ratings
3.47 out of 5 stars
5 22% (9)
4 35% (14)
3 22% (9)
2 8% (3)
1 12% (5)
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