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Perfect

Hopkins, Ellen (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Perfect


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Northern Nevada teenagers Cara, Kendra, Sean, and Andre, tell in their own voices of their very different paths toward perfection and how their goals change when tragedy strikes.
Authors: Hopkins, Ellen
Statement of Responsibility: Ellen Hopkins
Title: Perfect
Publisher: New York :, Margaret K. McElderry Books,, c2011
Characteristics: 622 p. ;,19 cm.
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Report This Jan 24, 2014
  • mvkramer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A quick read, this book bounces around the dysfunctional lives of several high-school students all struggling for some definition of perfection - Sean wants athletic perfection, so he takes steroids. His girlfriend Cara bucks the pressure of her demanding parents and comes out as a lesbian. Kendra seeks perfection through extreme dieting. No easy answers or quick solutions in this book, but probably a lot for teens to empathize with.

Report This May 22, 2013
  • niki_applecross rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ellen Hopkins writes some of the greatest things in her books. It's things that teens can relate to, it's things that actually happen in real life, and it's real reactions that people get. It's not fantasy, it's not sugar-coated, it's the tough, hard, and real bare truth. And it's eyeopening to be able to read this as a teenager, and know that you're not alone. I can't stop reading Ellen Hopkin's books!

Report This Aug 21, 2012
  • BookWormChelly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favorite books by Ellen Hopkins. This book shows the effects of people's lives going through depression, cutting themselves, anorexia, craziness and much more. Someone was inspired by this book and created the Butterfly Project. It helps people not to cut themselves but to save their life and putting a stop to their cutting habit. Love this book. Recommend anyone to read this book. It really touched my heart.

Report This Aug 10, 2012
  • JennComishen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found this book absolutley amazing. As all Ellen Hopkins book. Dark, serious, yet keeps you hooked.

Report This Jul 16, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is amazing i love it danm.

Report This Jul 16, 2012
  • Allina606166 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book really made me think. The author had a way with words that left me with a visual a lot beautiful that probably was. I look forward to reading the next one.

Report This Jul 16, 2012
  • LOVELYCUTE55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

No matter how u want something to be perfect it will never come true...

This book is the sequel to Ellen Hopkins "Impulse", and it was absolutely PERFECT! (as the title says) :) Very good read!

Report This Mar 28, 2012
  • VampBooksLove rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Page-turner! It was quite the quick read for me. I found it amazing to read.

Report This Mar 01, 2012
  • KKPGIRL rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was awesome, and I flew through it! This book takes place during the same time that Impulse takes place, but focuses on different characters, although they have connections of Conner. In Impulse, Cara and Kendra didn't seem to have much depth, but after reading Perfect, I gained a lot of knowledge about them. The girls' point of views were my favorite, and I felt that I could relate way more to them than the boys. One of the things that I didn't like about this book was all the alternating POVs because it got really confusing, and I'd forget which person's POV I was reading. The ending was pretty obvious after what happened to Conner in the first book, but the entire story was so addictive! I felt that it was extremely unrealistic that all these characters had such issues, and all traveled in about the same circle of friends. I would recommend this book for those who like darker novels and like to gain insight on these type of issues.

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Report This May 22, 2013
  • niki_applecross rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • JennComishen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Aug 10, 2012
  • JennComishen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Through out this book you'll follow 4 teens and their ideas of perfect. You'll find out what issues they may have, and how being 'perfect' may not always be what it's cut out to be. Whether perfect is pretty, skinny, buff, being yourself, or smart. It's an impossible goal. The 4 teens find themselves in this book. No matter how hard it is. Has to do with suicide, eating disorders, steroid use, drinking, drug abuse, sexuality

Report This Jul 16, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It saddens me that Ellen Hopkins is said to be the bestselling living "poet" in America, considering that her writing is poetry only in the sense that the formatting looks like a poem, with short fragmentary lines, and ever-so-clever offset summaries (ahem). It isn't especially poetic. That's not to say all her books are bad, just that she's chosen her trademark formula and is sticking to it, and it's a little tired at this point. That said, standard prose would make her brand of after-school-special melodrama impossible to wade through. By tightening up the language, she avoids writing total dreck. I thought this was her worst work though, because it was strained and because she threw in a couple of rapes for extra drama but didn't write anything substantial about them, giving the impression that the victims weren't particularly affected by their experiences. We need another contrived plot device here: "Oh, that was certainly unpleasant. But we need to advance what passes for a plot, so moving on." Oh well, rape could be fodder for the next book she spews out, right?

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