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Perfect Couple

(Superlatives #2)

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3.64  ·  Rating details ·  2,672 ratings  ·  326 reviews
In this second book in The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summer author Jennifer Echols, Harper and Brody think they’re an unlikely match—but the senior class says they belong together.

As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parents’ bitter divorce lef
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 13th 2015 by Simon Pulse
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Glass
It is no secret that I love Jennifer Echols. She is probably my favorite contemporary young adult author. Why? Because her novels are swoon worthy and sweet, but she also doesn't sugarcoat certain things or shies away from writing about sexuality. Second book in Superlatives trilogy was not exception. (You can read my review for Biggest Flirts here.)

Five reasons why Perfect Couple was super:



Angst and drama. Sometimes these very things are the reason why I don't like a book, but Jennifer Ech
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Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always


***Some spoilers for the sake of ranting.

From the moment I flipped open Perfect Couple, to the moment I closed the damned thing, I couldn't stop rolling my eyes. I had lots of problems with this one--some minor ones, and some that are pretty major...

WTF is up with the romance?

It pains me to say this, but it's undeniable--the romance made my heart hurt. In a bad way. See, Harper (the heroine) got really, really obsessed with Brody when she found out they were voted "Perfect Couple that Never
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Anatea Oroz
This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.

I was constantly seeing people rave about Jennifer Echols' books, and when I decided to give them a try, starting with Biggest Flirts, I was a bit disappointed. Not in Jennifer's writing, but in the book as a whole. I decided it just wasn't the right book for me, and read Perfect Couple. Well, now I DO KNOW what people are raving about. This book was 336 pages of amazing! I enjoyed every last bit of it and I think I read it in a record
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Juhina
I read Perfect Couple back in September because I couldn't not! Ever since I read Biggest Flirts, I needed the sequels to it. As soon as it was available for reviewing, I picked it up and read it in a single day. While Perfect Couple didn't surpass my love for Biggest Flirts, it was just the book I needed at the time: cute, adorable, fun characters, a great contemporary plot, and an addicting read.

In Perfect Couple, we follow Harper and Brody, the two people that got voted something along the l
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Alyssa
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols
Book Two of the Superlatives series
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: January 13, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

In this second book in The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summer author Jennifer Echols, Harper and Brody think they’re an unlikely match—but the senior class says they belong together.

As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for those candid moments t
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Marla Mei
I'm so sorry but I tried. I tried so hard that I even hated myself for still bothering. This book is nothing but pure shallowness. There's cheating. Two main characters who don't feel even an ounce of remorse over their actions. Stupid dialogues and dumb decisions. Need I say more? I'll finish this review later after I nurse the headache this book just gave me.
Gisbelle
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My thanks to Simon Pulse & Edelweiss

Point of View: Single (Harper Davis)
Writing: First Person | Past Tense
Setting: Florida
Genre: Young Adult | Realistic Fiction

I enjoyed reading this book so much better than the first book Biggest Flirts. My guess is mainly because of the main character. Back in book 1, I didn't like Tia and reading about her was really infuriating. Harper was almost the exact opposite of Tia, so it wasn't hard for me to like her. As this book is basically a companion book
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Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Received a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book. It is my true opinion only.

Jennifer Echols had done it again!
I just adore her writing style.
She never ceases to amaze me.
After being in a reading slump, this book helped to get out of it.
It is light a fluffy and full of so many addictive situations.
I loved the first book so was excited to read this one.
It is a companion novel, so you don't have to read the first book. But
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Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
My excitement for Sawyer's book is over the top. I CANNOT WAIT.

Let's not talk about this one though, I'm not happy.
Beth
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Harper's voice just never worked for me. It's overly self-conscious and info-dumpy, but not in a way that resolves itself into a unique voice. And I kept comparing the relationship (because of the football, I think) to Kasie West, which means I kept finding Perfect Couple lacking.

I suppose it's because relationships typically work better for me when they're folded into a bigger story; when they're the center focus, there's so much more to pick apart. Harper's voice. Her ideas about relationship
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Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
Perfect Couple was my first read of 2015 and I'm glad I started off the year with a fun and cute story. I'm new-ish to this author, having just read Such a Rush (love!) and Biggest Flirts last year. I really love how she realistically portrays teenagers, flaws and all. After really liking Biggest Flirts, I was excited to continue the series.

Yearbook photographer Harper and football player Brody, are the last two people anyone would expect to be a couple. Much less a perfect couple. But that's wh
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Jasprit
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Perfect Couple by far has to be my favourite book in the superlatives series. Although I was a huge fan of Tia’s and Will’s relationship in Biggest Flirts, I love it even more when opposite characters start falling for each other, and you can’t get any more opposite than Brody and Harper. During the superlatives nominations Brody and Harper were the perfect couple that never was, despite both Brody and Harper having boyfriends/girlfriends at the time. Brody was the famous high school qu
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I had so much fun with the first book in the series that there was just no way I could pass up the chance to read the second and get even more of the characters I had fun with in the first. And even though I got this book months in advance of the release date, I couldn't help but start it right away.

I think I very well might have liked this even more than the first, I might have liked Brody and Harper's story more than Tia and Will's (but don't tell them that).

This really is a cute feel good s
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Joanna (joreadsalot)
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was definitely better than the first one. I liked Harper and Brody. They were very likeable and even though they occasionally did stupid stuff it was overall a sweet and romantic love story. I really love them as a couple and they totally deserve to be together. I also really enjoyed the interactions we had with Harper's whole family. It was great to see their relationships and Harper dealing with that as well as Brody. Swayer is once again a great side character whose really a diamond in t ...more
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
I hate to do this. I didn't like this book. At all. I've been a fan of Jennifer Echols pretty much since I started reading ya. I read Biggest Flirt when it came out. I didn't like it that much so I decided to skip the rest of the trilogy. A friend of mine recently read Perfect Couple and loved it so I had to give it a try. Let's just say it didn't go so well.

Harper spying on Brody was a huge no-no for me. She would take pictures of him all the time. I think that's extremely creepy. I don't care
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Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
It's more like 3.5, I think. Loved the main ship a whole bunch and they are ridiculously cute together. Plus swoony kissing, you guys!!! I didn't connect with the MC, to be honest, and the book was often over dramatic, but regardless, still enjoyable. Echols doesn't shy away from sex talk and sexier themes which is good seeing as it's YA and teenagers aren't oblivious to these things after all. It also has different races when it comes to characters and LGBT themes which is very appreciated. (vi ...more
Rea K
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's been quite a while since I did any reading, much less any reading of ya novels. on a whim the other day, I went to the library and picked up some books. two days later, I sat down and read this one in three hours. It's been forever since I read a book that fast.
this one was cute. I don't really remember the first one, but I got enough back through context. it wasn't too cringy, even if it was a little awkward at times. made me even more grateful to be out of high school.
Hazel (Stay Bookish)
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If someone ever elected me as Perfect Couple That Never Was with one of the hottest, most popular guys in school, I would have been so self-conscious around this person and would probably have developed a slight obsession. And that was the case with Harper too, who garnered the superlative with none other than Brody Larson, star quarterback. As they get to know each other a little better, their superlative title starts feeling less like a class prank and
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Eileen (BookCatPin)
I haven’t read the first book in the Superlatives series yet but I jumped at the chance to read this one. It sounded fun and I was right. I have to say the synopsis was a little bit misleading for where the story went however, I still really enjoyed Perfect Couple! The cheesy parts, the frustrating times and the cute moments were all done just right!

Harper's a good girl. She's usually quiet and keeps her thoughts and comments to herself. When her graduating class paired her up with the popular q
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nick
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
3.5/5

The first book in the Superlatives series, Biggest Flirts, was a big hit for me. I really enjoyed the characters and the romance was very sweet. Knowing that Perfect Couple would feature Harper and Brody as main characters, I was beyond thrilled. While I wasn't wowed with this one as much as I was with Biggest Flirts, I still thought this was a fun and entertaining read, perfect for a nice lazy summer day at the beach.

Harper was the shy, quiet girl in her high school. But she wanted to real
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maisha
Check out my review of Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols at Books Equal Awesomeness!

**Contains spoilers**

When I first picked up this book, I was expecting a fun, cute read, but what I actually got was far from that. Books like this is one of the precise reasons that I normally don't read contemporary.

So basically this book is about Harper, the main character and how her class elected her and Brody, the star quarterback, as "The Perfect Couple That Never Was." And so it commences with them becomi
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Amélie Boucher
This book made me roll my eyes so bad, I think I have a headache.

However, I still enjoyed this book. Just not as much as Biggest Flirts.

When I read the excerpt for this book, I was really excited. I thought Harper's story held a lot of potential. I thought I would be able to connect with Harper, because she kind of reminded me of myself.

Needless to say I was sort of disappointed. Harper is probably the biggest fake I've ever seen. She pretends she's above everyone else because she's just so go
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Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
Ladies and gents, this is exactly why I prefer not to read contemporaries. Kasie West is a shining star, but Echols is not.

I had so many problems with this book you can't even imagine...

1). The characters

They are shallow and so unrealistic and stupid (no offense). They made bad choice after bad choice, their actions were ridiculously unrealistic and just plain bad, they were detestable. I forgot about these characters as soon as the book ended (thank god). The screw up turns his life around aft
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Abbie
There's just something about reading romance novels that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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"The Perfect Couple That Never Was", that sounds like a really awesome title to get voted for. I admit, in high school while I was fantasizing about being the MVP's girlfriend, my friend's were telling me to go for the quiet, artistic dude in our class who was supposedly more suitable for me. But back then I didn't care about personality --- I liked the handsome, unattainable guys. Reading this book
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Anabel (inthebookcorner)
So disappointed by this one!
In short: couldn't connect to the characters, couldn't take the premise or the characters' actions seriously, and I really disliked the main protagonist.
Full review to come.
Magan
Dec 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-review, 2014-reads
Cute. I liked Harper and Brody, but some decisions and quick judgments felt a little whiplash-like and made me feel old because I just didn't understand how they couldn't see how flawed their decisions were. Sexy moments? Sure! Echols' best? No.
Madeline Nixon
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is such a cute series! All the boys have me falling in love along with the main characters. Jennifer Echols sure knows how to write romance and realistic home-life drama. I loved Brody and Harper in this book. Brody was such an unexpected sweetheart. I only wish that this book was longer so that I could experience more of this couple. Also, bonus points for having Harper continue to wear her glasses and not get swept up in her makeover.
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
This review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

When Harper and Brody are voted Perfect Couple That Never Was they are both shocked. The two couldn't be more different. Harper is the photography nerd and Brody is the star quarterback. But since that day, she finds herself noticing him more and more. Since that day, her friends have been pushing her to ask him out. Even though she has a boyfriend, she finds herself thinking about Brody more and more. She finds herself wonderin
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Jenna
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Man! What a very fast and quick read for me! I swear I've been stuck with Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo for two or three weeks now. I'm not even halfway through that book! I love the series, but I can't seem to find the love to read it. Whenever I start reading it, I fall asleep...that or I fall into the internet. haha! I even finished like three books or four now actually, since I started Ruin & Rising. or maybe it's five? Can't remember.

Anyway!!!! Perfect Couple! I love l
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Jen
Jul 24, 2015 rated it liked it
3 stars

From my series review of THE SUPERLATIVES trilogy:

In all honesty, I didn’t think that The Superlatives trilogy by Jennifer Echols would blow me away much at all; I read my first Echols book, Going Too Far, and thought it was pretty good and fun. However, I wasn’t completely SOLD on Echols’ writing or her books in general. Sadly, while The Superlatives trilogy is certainly entertaining, I’m still not considered a huge fan, and probably never will be.

This series follows the lives of three h
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Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Bes ...more

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