“I really like all of Ellen Hopkins books.”Emily wrote this review Thursday, September 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“so far, the book is kind of confusing and hard to follow because the person telling the story often changes. over all i like it so far...”shelby brewer wrote this review Wednesday, September 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“"What I'm more than a little
vague about is
who keeps insisting
she is the real me--
and that if I would allow
her to take up residence
this flawless shell,
I will finally come to terms
with who I was born to be." (145)
"...desire a steady
thrumming, like rain upon
"There is comfort
in the tried a true.
might uncover a sinkhole,
one impossible to climb out
of. And setting sail in
might mean capsizing into
a sea monster's jaws.
Easier to turn my back on
than to try them and fail.
And yet, a whisper insists
I need to know if they are or
aren't integral to me.
Status quo is a swap.
And stagnation is slow death." (193)
"She is always so measures,
sometimes I wish I could make
her yell. But I can barely get her
to frown." (197).
"What is love all about?
The question is asked time
and again in books. Movies
Television. Songs. Sadly,
have to admit I'm clueless,
and the theories I've seen
presented seem to
solid footing on terra firma.
They are spores, foating
in imagination, oblivious of
From what I've seen, love
isn't about mutual respect.
It's more concerned
control than sacrifice.
And I wonder whether
it's better or worse when
finally walks away." (289)
"She does not respond
For a long while. Finally she says, I don't
believe in love. Not sure
it really exists, but if it does for some
people, it won't for me. She is serious.
Then she lightens up.
But, hey, if you think you love me, cool." (382)
"Change doesn't come
You won't discover it
"Falling in love
Was not something I ever expected.
I have no role models for love.
i always thought friendship would
do--that my heart couldn't hold
more. But it can, and that presents
an incredible dilemma. Because if I
truly love Dani as much as I think
I do, how can I deny it?" (434)
"Is that why she refuses to accept my love
and return it? Afraid that love doesn't
last? Doesn't really exist?
Afraid if her own father can withdraw
his love (or at least the manifestation
of his love), that maybe
she somehow isn't worthy of the emotion?
I've tried so hard to break through
her enamel, reach the clay
beneath, mold it into a viable relationship." (475)
"And I know he loves me. But I'm not
good enough for him. I don't get why
he loves me, but even if I did, I wouldn't
let myself love him back because love
is like summer. It only lasts so long.
Only so long. Then it's gone, fallen
to pieces. Fallen like autumn leaves." (504)
"If you will only look past
clumsy attempts at love,
sound the depths of
emotion in my
what haven you might
find in the soft surf
of my harbor." (517)
"Don't know if
absence actually makes the heart grow
fonder, but it definitely
makes it ache." (519).
"Love, I thought, was the biggest
fraud of all. Sleight of hand,
designed to hold you, cage you,
when flight suited you well.
But my wings are unfolding, and
I'm learning to fly beyond the barrier
of fear." (530)
"She shatters. Sobs.
Her knees buckle, and I move forward
as she starts to fall.
But it is her father who catches her." (575).
"I couldn't tell her. Repeating it would
make it real. The dam failed, and I cried." (586)
"Living means taking chances. Risks.
Playing safe all the time is being dead
inside, even if you happen to still be
But if you always play it safe, you lose anyways." (603)
"But I think Tony and Vanessa are
Conner's family." (604)
a curious thing. Sometimes
it barrels into you, leaves you
breathless. Other times, it comes
to your life, a tentative beam
of morning sun sneaking
through the blinds, and you think
light isn't possible. The shutters
are drawn. Night should linger
on. I don't feel like waking. Yet the
comes slowly lit. Sleep slithers
away, and at last you can no
longer deny the dawning." (617)
“Cara is dealing with the loss of her brother and also how to deal with her boyfriend Sean who has anger issues and is possessive. She meets Dani at a ski resort and begins falling for her but Sean want's revenge on Cara after she accuses him of rape and he sees her with Dani. How far will he go to get her back? Kendra is a model who doesn't eat and when she's going in for a nose job the truth that everyone in her family is trying to hide is revealed. Jenna, Kendra's sister is trying to deal with her fathers new marriage is the only way she knows how, drinking and poping pills. She falls in love with Andre who is African American, Told from Cara, Sean, Kendra, Jenna and Andre's POV this book is a bit confusing and deals with to many issues but it's well worth the time to piece everything together.
I can relate to Kendra the most but also with Cara. ”
“Pretty good. Intense. I like the style. I just wish not everyone's parents were evil.”Elise M wrote this review Sunday, August 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ellen Hopkins definitely has a unique style that I love. I have read every single one of her books. I didn't like it as much as some of the others, but I always love reading her prose style. The stories in Perfect just reminded me so much of her other books that it didn't stand out too much as a great book.”Sienna wrote this review Friday, July 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good!”Mark Rayski wrote this review Thursday, July 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Such an amazing book. An absolute great ending to "Impulse". I really enjoyed reading it.”Žel wrote this review Monday, July 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is just as perfect (no pun intended) as the rest of her books. This sequel to Impulse has such an amazing and unexpected twist at the end (well, I thought so anyway) which made it that much better. Oh Ellen, you've done it again.”Theresa wrote this review Thursday, June 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No