Perfect: A Novel

Positives:

* Deals with a very tough issue in a very real way
* Explores guilt, the way a child takes over adult roles too early in life, grief, and a multitude of very real emotions that we don’t usually talk about
* Simple words make her easy to understand

Negatives:

* I don’t like the descriptions that the author uses.
* No resolution with anything, I don’t even think they accurately portray the healing process of any of the major issues discussed in the book
* I feel tempted to try the things that she does, rather than stay away from. That scares me because I know that a teenager reading it will have less self control than I do. (No offense to my students who are all wonderful)
* There are very few positive moments, answers given to the problems, etc. The psychologist that plays a positive role could have provided some facts so that teenagers receive an accurate interpretation and don’t lead themselves to other conclusions. ( )

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