Waiting on Wednesday–Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.

I have the ARC of Perfect and just finished, but I still wanted to include it in a WoW post because I haven’t seen it on many of these posts yet.  I have read and loved all of Ellen Hopkins’ books and I have to say that this one might be the best one yet; it is positively awesome.  The release date can’t come soon enough; I want a finished copy so much!

Title & Author: Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

Release Date: September 13, 2011

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

Summary (From Goodreads): 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.


  1. I’ve never read an Ellen Hopkins book. I know lots of people love them, though. This sounds pretty good. Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s mine: http://thebookishbabes.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday.html

  2. I’m reading this now, and I can’t get through it fast enough. On one hand I’m enjoying the drag-out, but I’d really like to stay home from work and finish it already!

  3. I haven’t yet read Impulse, so I feel like I should hold off on Perfect until I do so. When I heard Ellen read an excerpt, it sounded fantastic, though! Great pick. 🙂
    My WoW

  4. Hey, it’s pre-publication, so it still works, right? 🙂 But I love that you’ve already gotten the chance to read your WoW…and want to spread the word!

  5. This book sounds great! thank-you for sharing 🙂

    Thank-you for stopping by my blog earlier http://www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

  6. Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing.
    Here’s my WOW.

  7. I haven’t read anything by Ellen Hopkins yet, but I really want to. This looks like a good one to start with.

    My Wow!

  8. Dont start perfect untill u have read Impulse because then you wont get the whole story

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