Genre: YA Fiction
Pages: Paperback, 284 pages
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....
Perfect You is yet another example of relatable writing from Elizabeth Scott. We have all been embarrassed at least once by our parents and Kate Brown is no different from that. Her dad decides that selling vitamins is the next big thing and Kate attempts to help him in his quest like all good daughters would, right? All the while she is dealing with the loss of her best friend and the new found interest of Will, whom she is convinced doesn’t really like her.
I found Kate to be very relatable and very well written. Elizabeth Scott has a way of bringing her readers in a making her characters so much like them that you forget you are reading Kate’s story and you feel as if you are the character herself. Kate’s emotions, reactions, fears, and thoughts are so real to the reader throughout the novel and you find yourself hating her parents for being so blind and falling in love with Will right beside her.
When I pick up Elizabeth’s books, I know I will not be disappointed and this one is yet another example of why I know that is true. Great read!