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Perfect

By: Ellen Hopkins,Christina Wildson
Narrated by: Aya Cash,Heather Lind,Aaron Tveit,Tristan Wilds
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins makes her Simon & Schuster Audio debut with the young adult novel, 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’ unrealistic expectations have already sent her twin brother 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. Sean will sacrifice more than he can ever win back in order to score his perfect home run - on the field and off. And Andre realizes that to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he’ll be living a life his ancestors would never understand.

A riveting and startling companion to the best-selling Impulse, Ellen Hopkins’s Perfect exposes the harsh truths about what it takes to grow up - and grow into our own selves. Because everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses its meaning, how far will you go?

©2011 Ellen Hopkins (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Omg

This ending really made my jaw drop. If you've read her previous books you need to read this one

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Excellent all the way around

The narrators were awesome, not an annoying voice in the bunch, which can really kill the good book experience. The story and it's characters were totally engaging. Bought several more books by this author.

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Not Great

I am familiar with Ellen Hopkins writing style as I have read Crank, Glass and Impulse. So, I thought this book would have been equally enjoyable. I found it difficult on audio specifically because there are multiple characters with all different narrators....this style of writing is like a diary and so it cuts from one person to the next to the next and you have to go through like 5 different stories all at the same time. It was definately challenging to keep up. Also, I felt the story was quite boring; felt like same stuff going on forever.

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Great book

Once you learn the characters you want to keep reading. Will continue reading Ellen Hopkins books!

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Ehh... it wasn't the best

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

I'd get rid of the music before the book starts and get someone with more personality to read it.

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Ellen hopkins is still my favorite but not too crazy about other asset

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amazing anf powerful

perfect in every single way. emotional and eye opening just like all Ellens books .

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HONEST EVEN WHEN IT HURTS

Once again Ellen Hopkins has written an amazing book! This book, Perfect - is about how we struggle with many different things in our lives. Generally starting at a young age. I'm not skinny enough, says the anorexic or bulimic. My nose is too big, my breast are too small, Says the girl who is getting plastic surgery at age 16. I'm not smart enough, I'm not good enough to get football scholarship. I'm not strong enough to let people know the real me, I'm a lesbian. I'm not brave enough to let anyone know that I'm a dancer, who is already being noticed by amazing artists that will take me to the next level.
I'M NOT, That's exactly how thousands of our children, teens & even adults feel. And with Social Media it makes it so much easier for bullies to.. Well bully.
We NEED to as parents, grandparents, Aunt's&Uncle's, brothers and sisters, friends and just people who see someone struggling or hurting themselves or others. We are the Frontline of protecting our loved ones. It always starts at home.
There absolutely has got to be more conversations about these issues. We NEED to tell those people we love & don't want to lose... Forever. Teen suicide is more common then many many of us even could imagine.
We need to teach our children/friends/loved ones&even strangers that they CAN DO/BE WHATEVER THEY WANT. THEY CAN TAKE WHATEVER THEY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT & BECOME..... IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP, GUIDE... THE I'M NOTS THAT THE CAN, THEY ARE!
This book was absolutely an amazing book. A definite MUST read. Beautifully written.

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Love Ellen Hopkins!

Another compelling story that is narrated perfectly 🖤 spending all my credits reading all the Hopkins books! Lol

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100% recommended

I love the way the author wrote this book. I'm sure in some point in time we could all relate to at least one of the characters. And it really helps you evaluate what's important in life.

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love the author!

love that every character was ready by a different audio! they definately made the book "come alive"! the truth behind the book is so relatable to today's society! love love love!