Jen Larsen, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Stranger Here and a subject of the Oprah Winfrey Network TV show In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod, tells a liberating story of hard-won self-acceptance—a tale of one girl, who knows that weight is just a number, and that no one is completely perfect.
This is a distinct, complex debut from a new voice in YA with an unforgettable main character whose doubts and insecurities will resonate with readers, and shed light on the dangers of taking on others' expectations instead of your own.
Underscored by a fierce intelligence and a dry, disarming wit, Future Perfect will satisfy fans of such authors as Maureen Johnson.
Praise For Future Perfect…
— NPR Books
“Ashley’s fight to discover what she truly wants, independent of the expectations of others, is an important one that will speak to many.”
“A moving, empowering read.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Absorbing. . . will resonate with many.”
— Kirkus Reviews
HarperTeen, 9780062321237, 320pp.
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
About the Author
Jen Larsen is the author of the widely acclaimed adult memoir Stranger Here: How Weight-Loss Surgery Transformed My Body and Messed with My Head, which chronicles her own real-life journey with weight-loss surgery. This is her first work of fiction.