Author: Elizabeth Scott
Source: Personal Purchase
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 282 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse; Original edition (March 25, 2008)
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…
It is so gratifying when an author’s writing sucks you into the story the moment you read the first page. Author Elizabeth Scott knows how to write! I fell in love with Kate’s witty and sarcastic mouth while trying to deal with a family that is falling apart. It is hard to find an author who can create teen’s in a book that act and talk like actual teens!
Kate’s Father quit his job and decided to follow his dream of selling Perfect You Vitamins at the mall. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud with the opening scene of him in a bee costume trying to sell his vitamins to people. Not only is Kate embarrassed by this, but she is actually holding in a bunch of anger from what he did. Not only has he practically made his children help out working the booth that is suppose to be his dream, but he has put the family in financial trouble as well. The whole time her family is dealing with the new job scene, Kate is also missing her friend who has turned her back on her. Add in the cute Will who seems to be flirting with her, and Kate seems to have a full plate!
While I loved the family struggle with the job struggles and the sweet romance that was emerging with Kate and Will, I was not a big fan of the scenes with Anna and Kate. Anna is Kate’s childhood best friend. Up until this current school year, Anna has always been there for her and vice-versa. I could tell from the beginning that Anna was just using her throughout the story. I couldn’t stand it when she was on the page. I wanted Kate to stand up to her, quit whining about losing her as a friend, and tell her to go stick it where the sun don’t shine!
If you are looking for a quick and fun read by an awesome author, the Perfect You is perfect for you! Humor, teen angst and romance that will keep you turning the page.
Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS
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