perfect-youBook Title: Perfect You
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Number of pages: 282
Publisher: Simon Pulse (March 25, 2008)

Kate Brown’s life has gone downhill fast.

Her father has quit his job to sell vitamins at the mall, and Kate is forced to work with him. Her best friend has become popular, and now she acts like Kate’s invisible.

And then there’s Will. Gorgeous, unattainable Will, whom Kate acts like she can’t stand even though she can’t stop thinking about him. When Will starts acting interested, Kate hates herself for wanting him when she’s sure she’s just his latest conquest.

Kate figures that the only way things will ever stop hurting so much is if she keeps to herself and stops caring about anyone or anything. What she doesn’t realize is that while life may not always be perfect, good things can happen – but only if she lets them….

I do have to say I love Elizabeth Scott’s writing skills. Her writing just captures you so easily that you cannot put down the book. I unquestionably want to read more of Mrs. Scott’s works. Scott really knows how to make a likeable male individual.

There is more than just a love story happening in this book. Kate is dealing with her family being torn apart because of her childish father’s dream. They are losing money and can’t manage much quickly as her father struggles to sell any vitamins at all. Kate has to learn to trust people and stop thinking that only bad things happen.

Kate’s issue with losing her best friend, Anna, really bothered me. At the beginning of the book, they aren’t friends anymore because over the summer Anna dropped her excess weight and joined the popular crowd in school. Anna just leaves Kate in the dust. I just wanted to tell Kate to get over it; I mean everyone experiences losing a best friend through high school. Anna also bothered me when she used Kate, and Kate just let her do it too. I thought that was slightly ridiculous. The best friend dump and working at her father’s Perfect You store has ruined Kate’s life, but then Will comes along and so does Grandma. I kept reading because of the Will moments and especially knowing how Kate dealt with all her complications. I really got a kick out of the ending. I cherished it actually. It was like the superb, sheer ending for Perfect You.

Listening To: You Guardian Angel by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
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