Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Perfect

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases.
So I haven't read Impulse by Ellen Hopkins yet, which Perfect is actually the follow up to, but I did pick up a secondhand copy over Christmas, I'm just trying to pace myself. After discovering Hopkins last year and devouring four of her books, I'm trying to save the remaining three (Impulse, Tricks, and Fallout) to make them last. When I learned that 2011 was going to result in a new release by Hopkins I was incredibly excited to add one more title by her to my "to read" list.
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.
Perfect will be published September 13th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry (Simon and Schuster)

Do you find yourself adding new books by an author to your TBR list even before you've finished all their old ones? What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Nice pick! I haven't read any books by this author yet, but I heard she's really good!

  2. I'm always seeing this author's books around, and thinking I should give her a try. Maybe Impulse and Perfect might be a good place to start!

  3. Hi there, interesting choice for your WoW, I don't like Ellen Hopkins very much, but I'm eager to hear how this one is. This is my first week doing this and if you'd like to see my choice, hop on over to my blog...

    Thanks and I look forward to reading more of your posts! (^_^)

  4. Looks good. I haven't read any of her books. I should get one soon!


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