Thursday, May 19, 2011

Review: Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

Pages: 282
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: March 25th, 2008
IBSN: 9781416953555

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...

[Synopsis by Goodreads]

Scott's writing style in Perfect You was, as usual, amazing. She doesn't need to use excessive descriptions or internal dialogues to capture the voice of her characters perfectly. She creates naturally flawed characters that are immediately grab your attention.

The family dynamic was interesting to read about, though I felt her father's character was somewhat unrealistic.

Will was a great love interest. He was swoony, but not perfect. Though I didn't get what he saw in Kate - I mean, she was so rude to him for much of the book, and then gave off mixed signals for the rest - I really liked them together. They suited each other.

A negative about this book, though, for me, was Kate's attitude. She was so pessimistic, yet naive (especially when it came to Anna. I found what she was doing pretty obvious). Also, with how hormone-driven she was.

 Overall, though, Perfect You was a short, enjoyable read, just with a few annoying aspects of some of the characters.

I give Perfect You a 3 out of 5.