Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

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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 understand.

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.
 

About Ellen Hopkins

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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 novels Triangles and Collateral. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsYA. For more information on Ventana Sierra, go to VentanaSierra.org.
 
Published September 13, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 642 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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13th, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-4169-8324-8 Page count: 640pp ...

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Los Angeles Times

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In her latest, "Perfect," Hopkins turns her attention to a subject so slippery it's typically addressed only tangentially — perfectionism.

Sep 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Perfect

Review (Barnes & Noble)

The viewpoint in Perfect alternates between four Nevada teens all trying to live up to the condition announced by the title: Kendra's "vanilla hair and glacier blue eyes" have kept her on the pageant circuit, but she decides that becoming a runway model will require losing dangerous amounts of we...

Sep 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Perfect

Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this a mature book that deals bluntly with a lot of intense material: rape, eating disorders, teen plastic surgery, cyberbullying, same-sex dating, steroids, suicide, and more.

Sep 13 2011 | Read Full Review of Perfect

Bookmarks Magazine

Alicia Abdul Five Alarm Book Reviews 4 of 5 Stars "While Perfect was not my favorite of Ellen Hopkins books, mainly because of the side stories that were distracting and took away from getting to some of the things that I really wanted to hear about, it is still a remarkable and beautifully ...

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Mail Online

... Many will buy Celebrate not for the recipes or the tip-off that rioja is a 'savoury' wine, but for the opportunity to peek behind the scenes at the ...

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In A Perfect Injustice: Genocide and Theft of Armenian Wealth, Hrayr Karagueuzian and Yair Auron aim to fill this gap by exploring the confiscation of Armenian life-insurance policies by the Young Turk government.

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Elementary-grader Daisy is sad to learn that her beloved teacher, Miss Goldner, will be moving away at the end of the school year due to her recent engagement.

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As an example, Vincent, along with many other aspiring young artists, including David, entered and won the Prix de Rome competition organized by the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture to decide who should benefit from study at the French Academy in Rome.

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When Kendra and her brother, Grayson, were kids, Grayson's need to follow routines and count rocks and coins that he placed in perfect alignment seemed merely quirky;

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Apple has been at the forefront of establishing motherhood as a legitimate area of interdisciplinary and historical scholarship, and Perfect Motherhood is the culmination of more than two decades of the author's research on motherhood, women's health, and infant feeding.

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While Black is overly laudatory in her delivery, her faint image of the life and work of William Perfect will satiate the needs of many Kent county local historians and will palliate other readers until a more critical, analytic biography better contextualizes Perfect in his eighteenth-century En...

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Finn looks at her now, and realizes in a searing rush that he sometimes hates her, hates the way she looks, the tiny burst veins in her cheeks, the creepy, translucent skin on her eyelids, teeth weakened by pregnancies, the crooked, generic nose, surgically remade and accidentally broken almost i...

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CLP Teensburgh

I would recomend this book to anyone who likes reading edgy teen books, and wouldn’t mind opening their eyes to something new.

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