"This page-turner pulls no emotional punches."
"Hopkins sticks to the signature style that has made her books bestsellers, blending verse poetry with controversial topics . . . to intrigue her fans and recruit new ones."
, July 2011
"This companion to Impulse
can stand alone, but packs considerably more punch when read contiguously as intended. . . .
Hopkins’s legions of fans will no doubt devour Perfect
and welcome the return of the characters they learned to love in Impulse."
, August 2011
"Hopkins addresses teens’ struggle with unrealistic expectations in gut-wrenching free verse."
, August 2011
"At its nucleus, four teenagers are grappling with insecurities that become exacerbated when loved ones turn up the heat. . . . The unrestricted access Hopkins employs is formidable: parents, siblings, love interests, and outliers all thrust frank judgment on the characters. It is how Cara, Sean, Kendra, and Andre react that encourages readers’ emotional attachments. Her writing conveys teenage quandaries with all of the intended consequences, as the verse style only serves to shock as the events unfold."
, October 2011
About the Author
Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times
bestselling author of eleven young adult novels, as well as the adult novels Triangles
. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsYA. For more information on Ventana Sierra, go to VentanaSierra.org.