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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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"Hopkins sticks to the signature style that has made her books bestsellers, blending verse poetry with controversial topics. In her eighth novel, four teenage protagonists alternately narrate their struggles with perfection. Sean and Kendra's struggles are physical — he's a baseball player who turns to steroids, and she's an aspiring model who develops a severe eating disorder ('Real control is/ not putting in more than you can work off.... Shaving off every caloric unit you can/ without passing out'). Cara and Andre's issues are more about identity (Cara is an all-American girl realizing she is a lesbian, while Andre is under parental pressure to pursue a lucrative, ambitious career path and is afraid to admit his passion for dance). This is a sequel, of sorts, as Cara's twin, Conner, a protagonist in Hopkins's suicide-themed book, Impulse, makes an appearance. There is an overabundance of plot points, as readers learn about Sean's dead parents, Kendra's racist father, a vicious attack on Kendra's sister, and more. But Hopkins explores enough hot-button issues (rape, teen plastic surgery, cyberharassment, etc.) to intrigue her fans and recruit new ones. Ages 14 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"This page-turner pulls no emotional punches." Kirkus Reviews

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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. 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 selves. Because everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses its meaning, how far will you go?

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Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, and Perfect, as well as the adult novel Triangles. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsYA.

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theteenmommy, May 8, 2012 (view all comments by theteenmommy)
Absolutely amazing. The way that Hopkins explains what is going on through the characters' minds leaves me breathless--I couldn't put it down. Reading their struggles to find perfection was so addicting, I finished the book within a day. It is very interesting to watch the character's minds whir, and you can view the emotions they feel. Cara's point of view on her brother--who is picked apart in Impulse--was very mesmerizing and had me reconsider how I had previously perceived her. This book was incredible, and it inspired me to fall in love with Hopkins' writing all over again.
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Skeleton Key, February 29, 2012 (view all comments by Skeleton Key)
Perfect is about the daily struggle of most teenagers in high school. Four teens, all soon to go to college, strive to be perfect. But what they don't realize is that being Perfect comes with a price. It helped me realize perfect isn't what everyone wants you to be. It's what you are.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416983248
Author:
Hopkins, Ellen
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Situations / Dating & Sex
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Dating and Sex
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
stalking; perfection; LGBT; coming out; suicide; gay; rape; drugs; sex; alcohol; gender roles; plastic surgery; body image; eating disorder; anorexia; bulimia; baseball; steroids; bestseller; cyberharrassment; facebook; sexting;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket--sfx: soft touch lamn, dimens
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 640 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9781416983248 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hopkins sticks to the signature style that has made her books bestsellers, blending verse poetry with controversial topics. In her eighth novel, four teenage protagonists alternately narrate their struggles with perfection. Sean and Kendra's struggles are physical — he's a baseball player who turns to steroids, and she's an aspiring model who develops a severe eating disorder ('Real control is/ not putting in more than you can work off.... Shaving off every caloric unit you can/ without passing out'). Cara and Andre's issues are more about identity (Cara is an all-American girl realizing she is a lesbian, while Andre is under parental pressure to pursue a lucrative, ambitious career path and is afraid to admit his passion for dance). This is a sequel, of sorts, as Cara's twin, Conner, a protagonist in Hopkins's suicide-themed book, Impulse, makes an appearance. There is an overabundance of plot points, as readers learn about Sean's dead parents, Kendra's racist father, a vicious attack on Kendra's sister, and more. But Hopkins explores enough hot-button issues (rape, teen plastic surgery, cyberharassment, etc.) to intrigue her fans and recruit new ones. Ages 14 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "This page-turner pulls no emotional punches."
"Synopsis" by , 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. 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 selves. Because everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses its meaning, how far will you go?
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