Saturday, September 19, 2015

Review: Finding Perfect

ISBN: 1633754294 
Pages: 199
Source: Entangled Crush
Publication Date:

How far will you go for perfection? 
For “Perfect Paige” Westfield, today is “D” Day. As in, she just got one on her calculus test. With her dreams of Stanford, her reputation, and her parents’ expectations at stake, Paige needs to find a way to save face before everything she’s worked for goes up in flames.
Ben Franklin (yes, he’s related) is from the wrong side of town, with the wrong clothes and the wrong kind of life. He also knows an opportunity when he sees one, and he’ll be happy to tutor Paige—if she makes him into the kind of guy her best friend, the hottest girl in school, will date.
It’s the perfect arrangement. And Paige is determined not even the inconvenient—and utterly imperfect—attraction simmering between her and Ben will ruin it…

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another review! I'm sorry for taking a week-long hiatus but school was pretty crazy and I've been feeling a bit slumpish. Another apology to Entangled Crush because I promised to get the review up 48 hours before release date but I didn't actually finish the book until today due to school. Alright, with all of those apologies aside, let's get started on a bright note and jump into this review!

Paige Westfield is the perfect student, daughter, and friend. She'll do anything you ask her do because she's too nice to say no. Everything is perfect until she gets a D on her calculus test. In a flash she sees everything she's worked so hard for these past couple of years disappear in a flash and the panic sets in. Then Ben Franklin steps in and offers her an insane bargain - he'll tutor her in calculus and guarentees she'll move up at least to a B if she turns into the type of guy her best friend, the most popular girl in school, will date. It shouldn't be difficult, it's actually too good to be true, but Paige finds out how hard the bargain and being perfect really is.

This story was just a cute little contemporary novel that demonstrated the process of growing up and gaining your own independence. This novel had so many amazing moments that really speaks volumes about the process that a person undergoes when learning to stand on his or her own two feet. I found myself laughing at completely unexpected moments. One thing is certain, I desperately wanted cookies after reading this book.

Paige Westfield is one of the most relatable characters out there as we see her undergo the stress and pressure or her successful parents and senior year of high school. At the same time, she's something of a crazy super person with her grades and compassionate heart. It was really easy to understand her frustration and her feeling that she will never be number one in anyone's eyes. I mean, she literally works herself to the ground and her mother still isn't pleased. Sighs, if only I had her work ethic...

Ben Franklin is basically a perfect human being with his well mannered character and gentle personality. He's so sweet and helps Paige to grow into herself so much throughout the book. Even though he grew up on the other side of town, he just understands her struggle and helps her to grow out of her shell.The last character I want to talk about is Zoey aka High School Goddess. I didn't think that I would like her at the beginning of the story, but I was so wrong! Zoey is just full of surprises with her snarky character and outgoing personality. I am so excited because I think she's going to have her own book in the future. Just reading the epilogue from her perspective was so fun and I can't wait to read an entire book narrated by her.

Throughout the novel, Paige finds out that finding perfect could happen at the most unperfect times with people who are far from reaching perfection themselves. I really enjoyed seeing her character grow and how she finally builds up the courage to speak out her mind and follow her dreams. Even though her mother is strongly against and a bit scary if you ask me. EmojiEmoji

*Huge thanks to Entangled Teen for providing a copy to review. All thoughts are 100% my own*
3.5 out of 5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed,

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