Friday, February 5, 2010

Perfect You

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Perfect You
Elizabeth Scott
Simon Pulse
March 2008
FTC: This is my book. I did not receive it from the publisher or author.

Characters 20/20
Plot 15/20
Setting 18/20
Cover 20/20
Ending 18/20
Total grade: 91% A

Total rating: 13+

Summary: (Goodreads)
Kate Brown's life has gone downhill fast.

Her father has quit his job to sell vitamins at the mall, and Kate is forced to work with him. Her best friend has become popular, and now she acts like Kate's invisible.
And then there's Will. Gorgeous, unattainable Will, whom Kate acts like she can't stand even though she can't stop thinking about him. When Will starts acting interested, Kate hates herself for wanting him when she's sure she's just his latest conquest.
Kate figures that the only way things will ever stop hurting so much is if she keeps to herself and stops caring about anyone or anything. What she doesn't realize is that while life may not always be perfect, good things can happen -- but only if she lets them....

My Thoughts:
This was not what I expected out of Elizabeth Scott. I thought the plot was too common. Usually she can tackle a “common” plot in a unique way but not this time. This time she just made it seem ordinary.

There was definite chemistry between the characters which is always good but there was no huge “spark”.

I recommend this book to Scott diehards.

Here is a random quote I found by opening to a random page:

“Yeah, it’s crazy. You want to sit down?”


B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Aw, I really want to read this book. It sounds like it is very cute. Great review! :)


Anonymous said...

Nice honest review! That's sad that it was too ordinary. It sounds like it would be a nice read though. :D

Bostan said...

THis was my first Scott read, and i was not too impressed with it personally, but it was good. I didn't like the relationship between the boy and girl, but i thought the book got better during the middle and end.
Thanks for your review, nice to hear a another opinion.