By Ellen Hopkins
Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416983248, 622pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
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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.