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A Perfect Ten

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Perfection. That's the key aim in Eva's life. She works hard to be the girl all the other girls wish they could be. She seems to have it all. But the arrival of new girl Patty threatens Eva's perfect life and soon her mother's in rehab, her father's absent and her best friend seems more interested in snogging her brother.
Paperback, 266 pages
Published September 8th 2008 by Hachette Children's Books
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Surprisingly interesting. Eva is a gymnast, always striving for gold—and to be as good as her older sister, Amber. She is good; she's the best in her gymnastics club. But that hold is tenuous, and it's things Eva doesn't expect that threaten to undo her.

What's so interesting about Eva, though, is that she's not your stereotypical good girl. In some ways she is a stereotype—but a stereotypical mean girl. She's smart, and she's capable, and she wants to be damn sure that everyone around her knows.
Apr 20, 2013 Chloe rated it liked it
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Vicki Leanne
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I've read quite a few fantasy books lately and needed a simple contemporary to give my mind a break.

Despite liking this, I had quite a few issues with the main character. Eva is a horrible person - she plays her friends off against each other, completely and utterly fat shames another girl and expects her mother to do absolutely everything for her. The big plot twist as well was incredibly obvious, and by the third hint I was shouting at Higgins to just tell us. Despite my complaints
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Jun 26, 2012 Anna rated it it was ok
This book is about girls in the age of around 13-15 years old, but during the entire book it feels like they're 8. Perhaps 7-8 year olds are the target audience and that's why it feels so confusing?
The story is nice and deals with some important subjects, but I find it's far too slow for my taste.
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Jul 01, 2016 Erin Pallott rated it liked it
I read this book as part of a school book-club for "gifted readers". (I left it pretty swiftly as most of the reading material was pretty poor). I did enjoy this one. The first thing I like about it is the title and how it points to more than one aspect of the book.

I can't really relate to the whole gymnastics and jealousy side of it but I did relate to a few other parts.
May 09, 2015 Fizza rated it it was amazing
It was an amzing book!To be honest, i didn't expect it to be much good, but it was!! I love the way eva tells her story. i love the plot, i kind of suspected it from the beginning, i had a feeling her sister was dead...good book.
Apr 16, 2016 Kirsten rated it it was amazing
I read this on holiday a couple of year back and I cannot explain how much this book blew my mind! The whole story just keeps on giving and with what gets revealed at the end it is definitely one of the best books I've read. If you are looking for a quick holiday read, pick up A Perfect 10 :)
Nov 14, 2012 Abigail rated it liked it
this is why parents shouldn't pressure our young minds this also why we shouldn't get jealous so easily. anyway the book is good you should read it trust me :)
Sep 20, 2016 Amber rated it liked it
I think the book was very nice, and I thought it was very sad when I found out Amber died in a car crash.
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Recommends it for: girls!
Recommended to Andreia by: library
A reallg good read and made me close to tears many times. It was well written and just fantastic!
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I couldn't quite relate to Eva but I loiked the book a lot!
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