Thursday, March 26, 2015
Messing With Perfection (Book Thoughts: Better Than Perfect, Melissa Kantor)
In Melissa Kantor's book, "Better Than Perfect," Juliet Newman thought she had a perfect life. She is a senior in High School, with a handsome boyfriend, and is on her way to Harvard - until her world starts to fall apart: her parents divorce, which affects her mom's mental health, and she gets tangled with Declan, who is much less perfect than her boyfriend. This is a young adult book, and it is a pretty engrossing one. I couldn't sleep last night, and these characters kept me company. I can't remember the last time I was up with a book. At times, teh plot seems by-the-numbers but Juliet is an interesting enough character that the book is not as tiresome as it could have been.