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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 u

  • Title: Perfect
  • Author: Ellen Hopkins
  • ISBN: 9781416983248
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 lEveryone 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 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 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

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    1. Muse on said:

      I'm dying. Holy guacamole. That was beautiful.I can't express it into words, what Ellen Hopkins can do. She's unbelievable. A superhuman? I cannot disagree otherwise. To be honest, I'm usually not the person to cry in books. I didn't even cry in Impulse. (Heartless, yeah.) (view spoiler)[But as Tony began his eulogy holy crap I died. It was so beautiful and so perfect and oh my god. I wish Conner was still alive. Conner would've been amazing for who he really was. I wish someone would've known a [...]

    2. Mikayla_ on said:

      I read it. It was so beautiful. More beautiful than Impulse? Maybe. I don't know. What I do know is that I fell in love with characters here more than in Impulse.Cara, especially since I identify with her so much (I know what you're thinking, and I don't care if you think it.) I loved Cara/Dani. I love any gay pairing to be fair. I'm not sure why. As a huge straight against hate supporter, I guess that comes naturally. Cara, Cara, Cara. The only one worth talking about. Perfection. I adore her c [...]

    3. Elise (TheBookishActress) on said:

      1.5 stars. This book had some really good stuff going for it, which was ruined by some really horrible treatment of rape victims and lgbt people. The writing style is good, as long as you like Ellen Hopkin’s writing. I happen to find it easy to devour. Usually, her verse style gives good character insight, but I didn’t totally feel that here. Now, the characters themselves were not as much a strength as I usually find they are. ~ Kendra’s character spent 600 pages in the throes of anorexia [...]

    4. Sammi on said:

      I've read enough Ellen Hopkins books to have an idea of her average character. Addicted to something, self-destructive, beautiful, liable to fall in love over the course of the book. And at the beginning of Perfect I thought that was exactly what I got. It followed the structure perfectly; multiple intertwined lives meshing to prove the same point. It's the point that made on the very first page: perfect is an illusion.I guess I was a bit disappointed.There was alcoholism and pill-popping and st [...]

    5. Thomas on said:

      In Perfect Ellen Hopkins tells the story of four teens trying to find their flawless selves. Cara's brother has been committed to a psychiatric hospital after a failed suicide attempt, and she is struggling to deal with their parents' overbearing expectations as well as her sexual identity. Sean utilizes steroids in order to succeed, but does not realize that the risks and the consequences may make his efforts futile. Kendra covets the perfect body, yet cannot see beyond the idea that skinny is [...]

    6. Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin on said:

      melissa413readsalotI didn't like this book as much as I did the first one, Impulse, but it's still pretty good. You have Cara who is Conner from the first books sister. Then there is Sean, Cara's boyfriend, Andre a new character, and Kendra who used to date Conner before he dumped her. So the story focuses on these four. There are some other characters that are involved in their stories but it's all about them from each of their perspectives. Cara has trouble with her parents the same as Connor. [...]

    7. Jay G on said:

      Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: youtube/channel/UCferCara's parents are controlling which led to her twin brother Conner trying to commit suicide. When she discovers something about herself, she doesn't know how she can be who her parents want her to be. Kendra wants to be a runway model, but how far will she go to achieve that goal? Sean wants to play baseball for Stanford and live a happy life with Cara and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Andre [...]

    8. Melissa See on said:

      Oh my God. As of right now, there are no words to describe how much I loved this. And I doubt there ever will be. Thank you, Ellen Hopkins. Thank you.

    9. Sesana on said:

      Well, this was a big improvement over Impulse for me. I do think that Hopkins's writing has steadily improved over the course of her writing, a little better with each book. The thread that tied all of these stories together is a little thinner than in some of her other books, but certainly closer than in Tilt. The one thing all four of her viewpoint characters have in common is that they're being pressured to be perfect, by their parents, by themselves, or both. We have two guys and two girls, [...]

    10. Rhyanne on said:

      Rhyanne LynchJanuary 23, 2012Period 2 “Perfect” Review Sex. Sexuality. Deprivation. Desperation. Abuse. Abandonment. The pursute of complete and udder perfection is a very messy one with many turns and tricks. Hopkins positively describes the true emotions and feelings of confused individuals and explaining perfect as an expectation you hold to yourself, not one someone holds for you. The saying “Went looking for perfection, got lost.” comes to mind when reading Ellen Hopkins enthralling [...]

    11. FlimsyGlass on said:

      I felt that this book was the best companion Impulse could have possibly had, honestly, since Impulse wasn't one of my favourites. I loved the subtle intertwining of the storylines, and I enjoyed reading this book because of the style. This can definitely be read as a stand-alone, although the cameos from Impulse add so much more depth, not only to this book, but it also helps develop some of the Impulse characters a bit more. As expected, all the characters were plunged into endless downward sp [...]

    12. Spencer on said:

      Without a doubt, Perfect is my new favorite book.Perfect tells the story about four teens: Cara, whose parents demand that she be perfect in everything she does, and her parents' drive for perfection have already landed her brother in Aspen Springs, after he tried to commit suicide. Kendra, who desperately wants to model, and she wants the perfect model body, no matter how many pills and plastic surgeries she needs to get her there. Sean, who is obsessed with having muscles on top of muscles. He [...]

    13. Kells Next Read on said:

      "Fighting Depression is hard when you have no real reason to fight it."

    14. Abbie on said:

      I've been waiting to read this book for a year ever since I read Impulse, and now that I've finished all I can say is Oh my gosh! I can't even explain all the emotions I'm going through after reading this book; and since I'm not very good at making reviews, I'll make this short and sweet. Obviously, it was beautiful. The novel talks about how individuals (particularly teenagers) are so focused on achieving perfect standards that are superficial and unrealistic that they lose their identity in th [...]

    15. Madison Fitzgerald on said:

      Whether its getting good grades in school, getting the girl or guy, or if its just meeting expectations, we all strive to be perfect. Ellen Hopkins best selling book “Perfect” tells about four strangers aim to be perfect sets them into a downward spiral.Ellen Hopkins, a poet, freelance writer, and the award-winning author of twenty nonfiction titles and five NY Times Bestselling novels-in-verse, draws in her readers by her style of writing and presenting powerful themes of lost love, betraya [...]

    16. Elizabeth on said:

      I've read almost all of Ellen Hopkins' books besides Fallout, I think. I absoloutley adore them. She is one of my favorite authors. I love how she writes, it's so artistic and beautiful. She really makes you connect to her characters, and I love how she normally always has more than one main character to follow, and you can always at least relate to one. I expected this book to be AMAZING, and I even bought it the day it came out. I've been waiting for it to come out, and I'm not gonna lie, I wa [...]

    17. Thomas on said:

      DECEMBER 2014:WOW. THAT WAS PERFECTIS. I CAN'T EVEN. This book takes place during the events of impulse (the 1st book in the duology) and is from Cara's POV (Connor's sister) & 3 of her "friends". While Impulse concentrated on suicide & the meaning of life etc, Perfect is all about Perfection and what it is to achieve "perfect".But this book is so powerful! It deals with sexuality, substance abuse e.g. drugs & alcohol, body image, eating disorders, relationships, abuse, rape, parenta [...]

    18. Kelly on said:

      Of the Hopkins books I've read, this one is her weakest. The idea of perfection actually gets lost in a smorgasbord of other issues, especially at the end when the catalyst for all of the characters waking up comes through a character who never got caught up in this very issue (I realize that statement is debatable but since we never see Conner on page, I won't buy it). The other issue I have with this one is that verse novels are hard. Hopkins is, however, a master. There is no question she can [...]

    19. David on said:

      At first, I wasn't liking this one as much as the first one, but then I realized that I relate to this one more than the first one. This writing is so beautiful, it's like nothing I've read before. Ellen Hopkins has that unique style that makes you want to keep reading. I read this in a day, just like the first book of this series. It was great to see how Cara was dealing with life while Conner was in Aspen Springs. All of these characters really discovered theirselves and it was great. The endi [...]

    20. Alex Black on said:

      I couldn't get past the blatant victim blaming and that happened to Jenna's character. I had high hopes for this book because I loved some of Ellen Hopkins's other works, but how Jenna's character was treated made me physically ill. I had to pause for several minutes after Andre visited her in the hospital because it was too much. I couldn't believe how everyone just shrugged it off as she got what was coming to her, especially considering how much of an activist Ellen Hopkins is. Not a book I w [...]

    21. Natasha on said:

      I listened to this on audiobook, and it was cool to hear 4 separate voices paired up with the characters. Each person had a painful story to tell, and even the supporting characters had pasts that hurt to hear about. The main theme though of striving for perfection, pleasing other people over yourself, not being good enough, etc really hit home and I feel most people will have an emotional connection to it in some way.

    22. Rebecca K. 8b on said:

      This book is defiantly for more mature readers. I really liked this book because I can tell the author isn't afraid to bring up certain topics that most authors are afraid to bring up in there books. Things like suicide, depression, and anxiety. This book defiantly brings up those and many other things people deal with as daily struggles because of our society and that's what I like about it so much. This book doesn't hold back at all and shows you the truths of how this world turns and it defia [...]

    23. Anna on said:

      First, a word: I am not in any way suggesting that this will be an unbiased review. I have been a huge Ellen Hopkins fan ever since I read Crank in fifth grade, and I have been waiting since Christmas for this to come out. I loved Impulse, and I pored over the sneak preview of this book in the back of Identical too many times to count.So.I read it as soon as I brought it out of the bookstore (taking time, of course, to admire what I believe to be her best cover yet). By the time I had read the f [...]

    24. Yanisa on said:

      This book was different from the first book in this little series. There were different characters, but the same timeline and small bits of Conner's life. At first I found the new characters to be confusing and I had a hard time allowing them in, for I felt so dearly for the characters in the pervious book. I'm starting to see a theme in Ellen Hopkins's books. Lots of same gender relationships, drugs, alcohol problems, ect. Okay now into the novel Throughout the whole book I had a difficult time [...]

    25. Kristen Wilson on said:

      My review is about the book "Perfect" by Ellen Hopkins. This book is about how four teenagers go about finding their own type of perfection.The book takes the reader through the fight between Cara and her parents. They want her to be their idea of the perfect child and student, but the pressure of these same goals made her brother, Conner, suicidal. Kendra wants to be the most beautiful girl alive. She wants the prettiest face and the skinniest body, and nothing, not even her health or her moral [...]

    26. Mickey Reed on said:

      I received this ARC through an Armchair BEA giveaway. Here is my honest review:Let me start by saying that this is yet another Ellen Hopkins book that does not disappoint! I don't think it's as gritty as some of her other ones, but there is drama and real pain and emotion in this book. There is the typical drugs, sex, violence in here, but it's all different than what I feel like I'm used to with Hopkins. Granted, I haven't read ALL of her books (I'm missing a couple like Identical), but this on [...]

    27. Allison Daniels on said:

      The book Perfect by Ellen Hopkins I thought was a very good book. I like how she used four characters instead of one and all of their lives intertwined as they attend the same high school. Their names were Cara, Kendra, Sean, and Andre. Having the four characters made the book better by having different problems and it also made it easier to understand having different points of view on things that happened in the book.Another reason I like this book is because Ellen Hopkins used real life situa [...]

    28. Brandi on said:

      To live up to someone elses expectations is what caused Conner to go over the edge, to fall quickly to his death below, taking the easy way outwind to when Conner starts his treatment as Aspen springs and unfold the pressures of others lives as he is in treatment.Cara, conners sister is fighting the same pressures he did, to be perfect, for her parents, like her parents, but when she experiences a forbidden love, that her parents wouldn't except, she has to find a way to "come out" && mo [...]

    29. AnQi on said:

      Okay, so you're just going to have to assume that I'm going to give every Ellen Hopkins book five stars. I know that's a bit prejudiced of me, but that's just how great of an author she is. Seriously. If you haven't read her yet, I'm going to throw you out of the window. Perfect is kind of an indirect sequel to Impulse. In Impulse, we follow the lives of Vanessa, Toby, and Connor as they try to survive a mental institution called Aspen Springs all for trying to do one thing: suicide. Perfect is [...]

    30. Megan on said:

      Perfect was a great follow up for Impulse. Ellen Hopkins has this way of writing that just makes you want to read more. The only reason it took me as long as it did to finish is just because of my busy schedule. If I had the time, I’m sure I could have finished it in a day. Perfect has the same set up as Impulse (being told from different points of view) except it had four characters instead of three. The first character is Cara who is Conner’s twin sister. She is dealing with sexuality issu [...]

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