Perfect (Impulse #2)
Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they’d rather be. For four high-school seniors, their goals of perfection are just as different as the paths they take to get there.
Cara’s parents’ unrealistic expectations have already sent her twin brother Conner spiraling toward suicide. For her, perfect means rejecting their ideals to take a chance on a new kind of...more
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I can't express it into words, what Ellen Hopkins can do. She's unbelievable. A superhuman? I cannot disagree otherwise. To be honest, I'm usually not the person to cry in books. I didn't even cry in Impulse. (Heartless, yeah.) (view spoiler)[But as Tony began his eulogy holy crap I died. It was so beautiful and so perfect and oh my god. I wish Conner was still alive. Conner would've been amazing for who he really was. I wish someone would've known a ...more
Cara, especially since I identify with her so much... (I know what you're thinking, and I don't care if you think it.)
I loved Cara/Dani. I love any gay pairing to be fair. I'm not sure why. As a huge straight against hate supporter, I guess that comes naturally.
Cara, Cara, Cara. The only one worth talking about. Perfection. I adore he ...more
I guess I was a bit disappointed.
There was alcoholism and pill-popping and st ...more
Perfect tells the story about four teens: Cara, whose parents demand that she be perfect in everything she does, and her parents' drive for perfection have already landed her brother in Aspen Springs, after he tried to commit suicide. Kendra, who desperately wants to model, and she wants the perfect model body, no matter how many pills and plastic surgeries she needs to get her there. Sean, who is obsessed with having muscles on top of muscles. He ...more
January 23, 2012
Sex. Sexuality. Deprivation. Desperation. Abuse. Abandonment. The pursute of complete and udder perfection is a very messy one with many turns and tricks. Hopkins positively describes the true emotions and feelings of confused individuals and explaining perfect as an expectation you hold to yourself, not one someone holds for you. The saying “Went looking for perfection, got lost.” comes to mind when reading Ellen Hopkins enthralling book, “ ...more
WOW. THAT WAS PERFECT.
THIS. I CAN'T EVEN.
This book takes place during the events of impulse (the 1st book in the duology) and is from Cara's POV (Connor's sister) & 3 of her "friends".
While Impulse concentrated on suicide & the meaning of life etc, Perfect is all about Perfection and what it is to achieve "perfect".
But this book is so powerful! It deals with sexuality, substance abuse e.g. drugs & alcohol, body image, eating disorders, relationships, abuse, rape, pare ...more
Obviously, it was beautiful. The novel talks about how individuals (particularly teenagers) are so focused on achieving perfect standards that are superficial and unrealistic that they lose their identity in th ...more
The other issue I have with this one is that verse novels are hard. Hopkins is, however, a master. There is no question she can ...more
Ellen Hopkins, a poet, freelance writer, and the award-winning author of twenty nonfiction titles and five NY Times Bestselling novels-in-verse, draws in her readers by her style of writing and presenting powerful themes of lost love, betrayal, ...more
Cara, conners sister is fighting the same pressures he did, to be perfect, for her parents, like her parents, but when she experiences a forbidden love, that her parents wouldn't except, she has to find a way to "come out" &&am ...more
I expected this book to be AMAZING, and I even bought it the day it came out. I've been waiting for it to come out, and I'm not gonna lie, I wa ...more
Let me start by saying that this is yet another Ellen Hopkins book that does not disappoint! I don't think it's as gritty as some of her other ones, but there is drama and real pain and emotion in this book. There is the typical drugs, sex, violence in here, but it's all different than what I feel like I'm used to with Hopkins. Granted, I haven't read ALL of her books (I'm missing a couple like Identical..), but this ...more
Seriously. If you haven't read her yet, I'm going to throw you out of the window.
Perfect is kind of an indirect sequel to Impulse. In Impulse, we follow the lives of Vanessa, Toby, and Connor as they try to survive a mental institution called Aspen Springs all for trying to do one thing: suicide. Perfect is ...more
This novel is an extension of sorts of Impulse. In this story, two of the main characters, Cara and Kendra, are closely related to Connor who plays a major role in Impulse. Cara is Connor's sister and Kendra his ex-girlfriend. They both have secrets, both have troubled families, and both are left with confusion, hurt, and anger over Connor's dec ...more
The book takes the reader through the fight between Cara and her parents. They want her to be their idea of the perfect child and student, but the pressure of these same goals made her brother, Conner, suicidal. Kendra wants to be the most beautiful girl alive. She wants the prettiest face and the skinniest body, and nothing, not even her health or her moral ...more
Perfect has the same set up as Impulse (being told from different points of view) except it had four characters instead of three. The first character is Cara who is Conner’s twin sister. She is dealing with sexuality issues, ...more
In my o ...more
Perfect is about 4 high school students, who are all searching for the same things. Which is to be perfect, but in a way that they want to be. For, Cara, Kendra, Sean, and Andre finding a way to become perfect is harder than they imagined. They have controlling parents that expect something out of them that they don’t want to be. Lots of bumps in the road, but what would you expect them to give up and do just to become that kind of perfect.
I enjoyed this bo ...more
The story itself is told through four point of views: Cara, Sean, Kendra, and Andre. Cara is Connor's twin sister ((view spoiler)[the tragic death of Connor also occurs during Perfect, therefore it doesn't immediately pick up after his death in Impulse (hide ...more
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do you define a word without concrete meaning? To each his own, the saying goes, so
push to attain an ideal state of being that no two random people will agree is
you want to be? Faultless. Finished. Incomparable. People can never be these, and anyway,
did creating a flawless facade become a more vital goal than learning to love the person
lives inside your skin? The outside belongs to others. Only you should decide for you -
sanity. She is hell, and