Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
* Published by: Margaret K. McElderry (US)
* Format: Hardcover (US)
* Release Date: September 13th, 2011 (US)
* On Amazon: here
Summary from Amazon.com:
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 to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he’ll be living a life his ancestors would never understand.
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.
I love everything that Ellen Hopkins writes. Her style and poetry is amazing, and she never ever shies away from hard-hitting, realistic subjects. Her Crank trilogy is one of my favourites, and every year I look forward to a new book from her. Perfect is a companion novel to Impulse, which I also read and loved. I can't wait to see how everything fits together. Oh, and I also think this is Ellen's best cover yet - wow!