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Flawless Hardcover – May 10, 2011
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About the Author
LARA CHAPMAN teaches fifth-grade language arts and has served as editor of numerous professional journals and organization newsletters. She reads and writes daily and is rarely-if ever-found without her laptop and iPhone. This is her first novel.
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I loved that going after what you want and remaining loyal to a friend were at constant odds in this novel and I think that the reason I liked it so much was that it was so utterly believable. Sarah's choices were gut-wrenching at times for her and I could totally see where she was coming from.
Also, I must say that Rock Conway, the boy that Sarah has feelings for in the book, is an amazing character and I have a novel crush on him as well. It's rare that you see a guy character that is good-looking, intelligent, romantic, and cares how other people feel.
I also really liked the cover of the book and thought it was very clever that the actual nose is missing on the cover so that you could see how truly beautiful Sarah is without her nose. The one person that should have supported Sarah the most, her mother, was at times a baffling character. I cannot fathom that a teenage girl's mom would leave her brochures about plastic surgery! Wow! I have no doubt that this kind of mother is out there though. It made it easier to understand why she is the way she is when you read the book though. I understand her better, but I don't condone how she treated her daughter at times.
I think that this book will appeal to anyone that has something about them that they don't like. (I guess that probably is mostly everybody!) There is a huge (pun intended!) message in this book about accepting who you are that I think is a great message to be sending teens (and adults)!
Sarah and her best friend Kristen start the new school year the same as always, except for gorgeous Rockford is the new amazing guy in their high school. Rock is handsome, smart, attentive, and fun. Well Sarah and Kristen both have a crush on Rock. Sarah has rarely fallen for a guy, while her best friend Kristen goes through guys fairly quickly. Once Kristen has her eye's set on something it is full steam ahead, and since Sarah thinks they look good together and she loves her best friend she agrees to Kristen's scheming to catch Rock. This story was fun and light, but at the same time delves into the topics of appearances and liking ourselves the way we are and not giving into the social acceptable perfect looks. So what her nose is a little big, but does her nose have to define everything about her? Does it make her ugly? Who defines ugly? The writing flowed smoothly, the characters were interesting. I enjoyed the best friend relationship, how they were there for each other. Sarah is smart, funny and witty, and self sacrificing almost to a fault. Kristen is the fluffy, beautiful best friend. A quick fun, light story, with a point.
fair amount of swearing
one brief underage beer party pretty mild