“I found this book In my schools library as a new release and the excerpt doesn't give away much about the book so I was unsure at first but Im so glad I picked up this book! It's amazingly written and relatable and I love that it's written In verse. I would highly recommend this book!”see full review » see other reviews »
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“This just didn't grab me like I thought it would. I'd still like to read another novel by Ellen Hopkins because I know so many students who can't put her books down. I guess my biggest problem with this book was too many character perspectives made the story disjointed. I'm sure this is a great...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I found this book In my schools library as a new release and the excerpt doesn't give away much about the book so I was unsure at first but Im so glad I picked up this book! It's amazingly written and relatable and I love that it's written In verse. I would highly recommend this book! ”Nina Hammond wrote this review 12 hours ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Somehow Ellen Hopkins manages to make every one of her characters relatable, even if you're not a lesbian, anorexic, or a roids abuser.
Perfection once again!!!”
“This just didn't grab me like I thought it would. I'd still like to read another novel by Ellen Hopkins because I know so many students who can't put her books down. I guess my biggest problem with this book was too many character perspectives made the story disjointed. I'm sure this is a great book for someone, just not me. ”Erin S wrote this review Tuesday, April 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What is perfection? Four seniors strive to become perfect, or what they think of as perfect in this book. Some expectations are made too high, and some are way too low. They all end up knowing each other, and finding themselves all the same... Looking for perfection. One teenager tries to commit suicide because his parents push him to be the perfect child. Everyone has their problems, but who's wins in the end?”Bevin Hernandez wrote this review Thursday, April 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So as you all know Ellen Hopkins is one of my favorite authors by far and I have finally collected all of her books, therefore be prepared for reviews on all of them. ‘Perfect’ was absolutely amazing, it touched me in a lot of different ways. ‘Perfect’ showcases four teenagers’ lives as they all do their best to be perfect. Whether that definition is defined by them or their parents they push themselves to extremely dangerous, even life threatening limits to do what it takes to become perfect!
This book honestly made me so sad, not because it was bad but because it was so brilliantly written. I saw people from my own life in these characters; I know firsthand what it feels like to go to a funeral of someone you loved who committed suicide. That part was really hard for me to read but this book held so many real problems that teenagers face. They don’t want to let anyone down and they feel like they have to be what everyone else expects them to be. Perfect at school, sports, be pretty, skinny, excel at everything. That causes more than a little damage and Ellen Hopkins focused on that. I really like that she addressed eating disorders in this one because that is a huge problem in today’s society. Girls see these women on TV that are so skinny and perfect and they want to be like them. They will hurt themselves, starve themselves, and do anything just to look like that. What most of them don’t understand is the damage it does to their bodies. Same thing when it comes to steroid use that is another thing I am really glad she touched on. Every young adult should read Ellen’s books I think they would help tremendously!
As I have said before, Ellen’s writing style never ceases to amaze me and I love the way she writes, such talent put into words. I don’t know how she does it but all I know is that I pray she never stops!
“I loved it. It was a great sequel to Impulse. I always enjoy ellen hopkins books. I believe I always will.”steacy wrote this review Saturday, March 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I recommend this book to anyone who likes books that are set up like a poem, I would also recommend the book to teenage girls because it is about four high school seniors trying to be perfect in four different departments/paths of life. I wouldn’t recommend this book to guys because in my opinion they don’t really like to read and they also wouldn’t find books about teenage girls very interesting. Summary: The book Perfect is about 4 high school seniors trying to be perfect, but some of the things they think that will make them perfect don’t really make them perfect at all. Cara a senior is dating the perfect boyfriend, a baseball player and a very popular guy at school. She is still in the relationship with him when her twin brother tried to kill himself in their living room. After that happens everything feels out of place, she doesn’t know if she loves her boyfriend Sean anymore and she is growing distant from her parents. All that she has stood for at one time has gone from perfect to horrible. Kendra has wanted to be a model for a long time, she finally gets a job and she takes it. However in order to get the job she must be a certain size and she takes drugs to get there. She goes in for her nose job but when they are about to start they realize that she is way to skinny to perform surgery. She finally gets the job after getting to the size she wants and needs and her dreams are finally fulfilled. Sean is a baseball star, has the “perfect” girlfriend Cara. He strives for perfection, he doesn’t care what he does or what it takes to reach perfection. He even tries applies to Stanford to be with Cara. He must sacrifice more than he can ever get back to himself. Andre has a talent but his talent won’t be liked by his parents or his ancestors. He meets the girl of his dreams or that is what he thinks when he sees her.She then realizes that she doesn’t really love him. In order to follow his heart he must tell his parents first and see if they will loan him the money so that he could go to the college that he wants to go to.How will his parents react?”Haley wrote this review Friday, April 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This has great philosophies, great lessons, and amazing insights into the different mindsets of people who have issues with their looks, sexuality, skin color, etc. The psychology is stunning, and I'm learning something real, which is rare in YA fiction like this. However, if I knew it was going to be so grossly graphic, I wouldn't have touched it. I don't really want to read about some of these things, and if the story wasn't so rewarding in its psychology and beauty, I wouldn't finish it. ”Olivia Parvin wrote this review Wednesday, February 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the companion novel to Impulse. IT follows different characters except for Conner. This book takes Conner's sister's point of view and shows you what they felt like when he went to the mental hospital. I think that this was well written and moved fluidly between characters. I think that Ellen Hopkins has an amazing ability to tell you multiple stories and you are able to both relate to the stories and feel for the characters even though she switches between them.”Ria wrote this review Saturday, February 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No