“By the end of the book, Perfect's message rings clear. Rather than discussing the problems with the distorted image of what is "perfect", it SHOWS the many interpretations of this unobtainable goal. It also allows an insight into the kind of difficulties people undergo in trying to achieve "perfect" and is a must read for any one who may enjoy the poetic style in which Ellen Hopkins writes. I definitely loved this book.”Vidula Kopli wrote this review Sunday, June 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ellen Hopkins creates not only an interesting plot line, but structures the writing so that the reader can see the hidden meaning each character feels. While not condoning issues such as anorexia and the usage of steroids, the reader learns the truth about them and how normal people 1. get hooked and 2. handle them.”Allison Rychtanek wrote this review Sunday, June 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved this book, but I hated the ending. I felt like I could empathize with the characters: Cara's confusion about her life and sexuality, Andre's parents' expectations and how he was still trying to do what he loved, and Kendra's worries about her looks. The ending though, I was a bit upset about. I wanted to find out what happened with Andre and his parents. Would they support him or not?”Jen X wrote this review Sunday, June 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Perfect is a book that shows what teenagers go through to have the "perfect" life. The book is told from the viewpoint of four high school seniors who all choose different paths to get to the perfection they desire. These paths can take them to good things, and bad. The question is, what will the consequences be?
The book was written in verse, which makes it easier and faster to read. If you like books written in verse, than you will enjoy Ellen Hopkins' books in general. It's also a book that is very easy to relate to, because a lot of teenagers struggle with trying to be perfect. I would definitely recommend this book to any teenager who enjoys Ellen Hopkins' books, and enjoys books that discuss tough stuff. ”
“beautifully written”Bri wrote this review Tuesday, May 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Hopkins shares the lives of six teens, from the points of view of four of them, that are anything but perfect. They are all in search of perfection and the desire to fit completely and perfectly into the world as they see it.
For readers who have not experienced Hopkins, this is a nice entry. It seems to have more to say about the flawed world we live in than the desire for perfectionism indicated by the title but the characters are very real and their situations realistic.
There is no perfect ending and yet it ends exactly as it should. The only hope we have for perfection, in fact for survival, is to break out of our molds and away from our demons. Hopkins is a Giant in her ability not just to write poetry, but to write stories that define us.”
“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 Saturday, May 25, 2013. ( 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