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Perfect

Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins makes her Simon & Schuster Audio debut with the young adult novel, Perfect.

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 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. Sean will sacrifice more than he can ever win back in order to score his perfect home run - on the field and off. And Andre realizes that to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he’ll be living a life his ancestors would never understand.

A riveting and startling companion to the best-selling Impulse, Ellen Hopkins’s Perfect exposes the harsh truths about what it takes to grow up - and grow into our own selves. Because everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses its meaning, how far will you go?

©2011 Ellen Hopkins (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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  • Remi Rosado III
  • 29-01-2016

Omg

This ending really made my jaw drop. If you've read her previous books you need to read this one

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  • L
  • 12-12-2011

Excellent all the way around

The narrators were awesome, not an annoying voice in the bunch, which can really kill the good book experience. The story and it's characters were totally engaging. Bought several more books by this author.

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  • Matt
  • 17-11-2011

Great book

Once you learn the characters you want to keep reading. Will continue reading Ellen Hopkins books!

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  • 匿名
  • 05-07-2019

100% recommended

I love the way the author wrote this book. I'm sure in some point in time we could all relate to at least one of the characters. And it really helps you evaluate what's important in life.

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  • Tess
  • 01-03-2019

love the author!

love that every character was ready by a different audio! they definately made the book "come alive"! the truth behind the book is so relatable to today's society! love love love!

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  • 匿名
  • 05-07-2018

Emotional

this is the first book in a long time to actually make me cry. The very end scene where it tied in Vanessa and Tony, and to hear their final words about Connor, really hit me hard. They were built very well as characters in the book prior to this, "Impulse", and then to tie them into this, with all the other very well built characters, it's emotional. Ellen Hopkins is an amazing auther and I recommend all the other books she has written, as she knows how to A.) Make characters real and B.) how to really give a deep insight to the human mind. I know personally how depression is, and my mind felt very similar to how Vanessa explained in Impulse. All in all, a great author if you can handle a graphic nature and touchy subjects.

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  • 匿名
  • 16-08-2017

Impulse for the win

Not as good as Impulse (You could never top that), but an amzing book in its own way. Loved it!

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  • Katherine
  • 11-05-2017

Amazing! Moving!

Would you consider the audio edition of Perfect to be better than the print version?

Both are great!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jenna and Kendra- I feel I can relate to them the most!

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It brings the story to life!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Perfect, Whose Perfect?

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  • Christina
  • 12-12-2016

BEAUTIFUL

One of my favorites
I loved the multiple characters, voices are amazing. Wasn't hard to finish, it all connected the different stories, with an amazing truth at the end

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  • Paige Manor
  • 03-12-2016

"Perfect"

This book was "perfect" I could relate to every character. Ellen... you did wonderful. I look forward to reading every other book you've written and in the future.