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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Perfect

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  It showcases books soon-to-be released that we are eagerly awaiting!

Title: Perfect
Author:  Ellen Hopkins
Publication Date: 9/23/2011

From Goodreads:
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 to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he’ll be living a life his ancestors would never understand.
Everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses its meaning, how far will you go? What would you give up to be perfect?
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.

Before reading an Ellen Hopkins book, I had only read one book written in poetic verse.  I have come to love this type of novel.  Ellen Hopkins writes amazing stories that are riveting and keep you reading through the end.  If you haven't picked one up by her yet, I certainly recommend it!

What's your "Waiting on Wednesday"?


Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Perfection is overrated. This sounds good

Here is mine

tweezle said...

You've convinced me - now I need to add this one to my wishlist :)

Here's my WOW for this week.

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Huh, that sounds really good. I'm gonna have to check that out when it comes out! Nice pick!

Here's my WoW! Happy reading!

Hafsah @ IceyBooks said...

Perfect's cover is perfect, lol. I haven't read any of Ellen Hopkin's books, nor have I read any books in poetic verse before... so we'll see.
Great pick :)

Here's my WoW

LillyReader said...

Thanks for the comments! I can't wait for this one to come out :)