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In this riveting and startling companion to "Impulse," 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.



Book Synopsis



What would you give up to be perfect? Four teens find out in the New York Times bestselling companion to Impulse.

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 that to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he'll be living a life his ancestors would never have understood.

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.



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At its nucleus, four teenagers are grappling with insecurities that become exacerbated when loved ones turn up the heat. . . . The unrestricted access Hopkins employs is formidable: parents, siblings, love interests, and outliers all thrust frank judgment on the characters. It is how Cara, Sean, Kendra, and Andre react that encourages readers' emotional attachments. Her writing conveys teenage quandaries with all of the intended consequences, as the verse style only serves to shock as the events unfold.
--VOYA, October 2011

Hopkins addresses teens' struggle with unrealistic expectations in gut-wrenching free verse.
--Booklist, August 2011

Hopkins sticks to the signature style that has made her books bestsellers, blending verse poetry with controversial topics . . . to intrigue her fans and recruit new ones.
--Publishers Weekly, July 2011

This companion to Impulse can stand alone, but packs considerably more punch when read contiguously as intended. . . . Hopkins's legions of fans will no doubt devour Perfect and welcome the return of the characters they learned to love in Impulse.
--SLJ, August 2011

This page-turner pulls no emotional punches.
--Kirkus Reviews, April 2011



About The Author



Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous young adult novels, as well as the adult novels such as Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.1 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x 2 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.3 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 622
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Drugs + Alcohol + Substance Abuse, Social Issues / Dating + Sex, Social Issues / Self-Esteem + Self-Reliance
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Language: English
Street Date: March 10, 2013
TCIN: 13662900
UPC: 9781416983248
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-1715
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 7 inches length x 5.25 inches width x 1.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.15 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews

A Must Read

5 out of 5 stars
adenise47 - 3 years ago
This was a really good book. There may be trigger warnings for some as it deals with suicide. It was a quick, easy read. I would definitely recommend this book.
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