Kate Brown's life has gone downhill fast. Her father has quit his job to sell vitamins at the mall, and Kate is forced to work with him. Her best friend has become popular, and now she acts like Kate's invisible. And then there's Will. Gorgeous, unattainable Will, whom Kate acts like she... read more
The book "Perfect You" by Elizabeth Scott is about a teenage girl's life and transformation from miserable to hopeful for the future. The main character Kate is constantly attacking people with sarcastic comments to keep them away from her so she can't be hurt like she was when Anna abandoned... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The book "Perfect You" by Elizabeth Scott is about a teenage girl's life and transformation from miserable to hopeful for the future. The main character Kate is constantly attacking people with sarcastic comments to keep them away from her so she can't be hurt like she was when Anna abandoned her. Anna used to be her closest friend until she became beautiful and started to spend time with the popular girls. It didn't matter much to Kate, but when Anna stopped spending time with her completely she became upset. It was then that Kate shut everyone out of her life. No one was allowed in because then they were capable of causing emotional damage to her.
Kate probably would have remained in this distant state had it not been for Will. Will was the guy she liked a lot when she was still friends with Anna, but a senior told Will of her crush on him and he confronted her and stated clearly he didn't feel the same way. For Kate it was a devastating blow, especially because she was already fairly sensitive. Now, a year later, he's trying to push his way back into her life and she wants to keep him far away. She can't resist his charm though, and the fact that he still has the same effect on her like he used to is driving her mad. Will is one of the only people that cares about Kate's feelings and what she's experiencing. Unfortunately for Will, not even he is allowed an easy access into Kate's world. It will take a lot of work and effort for Will to even have a chance at Kate's heart.
Besides Kate having to deal with a best friend that pretends she never met her and a guy that rejected her that mysteriously started talking to her again, Kate must try to live with her abnormal family. Kate's brother Todd is a twenty-three year old college graduate that still lives at home, but even worse is Kate's father Steve who decided to quit his job and begin selling "Perfect You Vitamins" at the mall. Although, business never really picks up and Kate's family is losing money at a rapid pace. Falling into debt puts strains on the family's relationships. It becomes so bad that they can't afford to keep their house and will be forced to move into an apartment. Ultimately, Kate's clothes-obsessed-grandmother comes to help out with the money situation and forces Steve to choose between his family or his "Perfect You Vitamins" business.
With school and home being places of torture for Kate, how can she even pretend to be happy? Her life is falling apart and in her opinion everything is ending. Will Kate be able make a total transformation from depressed and closed off to hopeful and social?
“The quote I really enjoyed from this book was "His grin faded and that look, the intense one from last night, came back again."”Kate
“"Topic of conversation? THE WEATHER. It was horrible."”Kate
“"He was, but that was because none of the girls who called seemed to understand that when Todd said, "I'm an actor/potter/poet," he meant, "I live at home, and am one with the sofa."”Kate
“Things end. People leave. And you know what? Life goes on. Besides, if bad things didn’t happen, how would you be able to feel the good ones?”Highlighted by 79 Kindle customers
Hope was supposed to be a good thing, but it was starting to feel like every other four-letter word you’re not supposed to say.Highlighted by 76 Kindle customers
“You tell yourself that you aren’t something or that you can’t be something, and you know what? It will become true. You have to decide who you are and what you can do and then go after what you want. Because believe me, no one is going to give it to you.”Highlighted by 70 Kindle customers
But things change. Stuff happens. And you know what? Life goes on. In fact, that’s what life is.Highlighted by 61 Kindle customers
Don’t define yourself through some boy—or through anyone. It’s not worth it. Not ever.”Highlighted by 54 Kindle customers
The world will knock you down plenty. You don’t need to be doing it to yourself.”Highlighted by 54 Kindle customers
So I can’t say this is the end or even an ending because it isn’t. It’s just life, and you know what? I’m going to do my best to try and really live it.Highlighted by 38 Kindle customers
“You’re my daughter. Everything you do is a big deal. And no more going off and making out with boys when you’re supposed to be working, okay?” “Dad!” He grinned at me. “Not as dumb as I look, am I? Now, have you seen my pen?” I grinned back at him. “It’s behind your ear, Einstein.”Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
“Because you knew things were going to end anyway, and so why pretend they might work out when they never do?”Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
“Yes, Todd, I’m sure no one called to request the honor of your craptastic, I mean fantabulous, presence.”Highlighted by 17 Kindle customers
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