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.... show more
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.
Publish date: September 13th 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 622
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
Series: Impulse (#2)
This was so great. It was hard to get into, knowing the ending and that the characters would be even more hurt by the end. I wished for more Vanessa and Tony, but what was in the book made me happy enough, at least seeing a bit more of an ending for them. I do wish we got more of a story on Kendra's...
My friend gave me this book for my birthday. And at first I was like, "Perfect" ? When I read the first chapter I expected it to be a self-help book about not committing suicide, and at that point I was wondering WHY my friend would give me a book about a teenager contemplating suicide. But as I rea...
As usual, Ellen Hopkins touches on several tough subjects that face teens (well, and adults...but it's written about and for teens especially). Suicide, eating disorders, steroids, pursuing dreams that parents may disapprove of, sexual orientation, to name a few.I liked how in this book it was 4 sep...
A companion novel to Impulse, Perfect kept my interest for a longer period of time but ultimately, still bored the sh*t out of me. The book follows Cara, Kendra, Sean and Andre just after Connor's suicide attempt, which surprised me. It technically follows the same time frame as Impulse did, whereas...
Cara, Kendra, Andre, and Sean - they are the teens readers will meet in Perfect. Another gut-wrenching portrayal of the uglier sides of life by Hopkins. This novel is an extension of sorts of Impulse. In this story, two of the main characters, Cara and Kendra, are closely related to Connor who plays...