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Tiny Imperfections

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The Wedding Date meets Class Mom in this delicious novel of love, money, and misbehaving parents.

Alls fair in love and kindergarten admissions.

At thirty-nine, Josie Bordelons modeling career as the it black beauty of the 90s is far behind her. Now director of admissions at San Franciscos most sought after private school, shes chic, single, and determined to keep her
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons (first published 2020)
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Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
While a good amount of this book focused on Josie's job as a director of admissions at a private school in San Francisco, at its heart, it also dealt with an aging parental figure and a daughter getting ready to leave for college (so yeah all the emotions).

The parents that were applying their rising kindergarteners were really quite ridiculous and over entitled but the best part was Josie's responses to their emails, ultimately she deleted them but humorous none the less. If you've read Class
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Josie is now an admissions office at a private school. She skipped college to go into modeling, thinking she would make more money that way, but it was not to be and, as she aged, she could no longer compete with the young ones.

She sees some things in common with her mother. She was dropped off at Aunt Vivs when she was four. She left her child with Aunt Vivs while she chased her career goals. But Etta is growing up now and she just wants the best for her. Theres a problem, though. Etta is smart
Read In Colour
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Cute but predictable. I figured out a major plot line early on.
Megan Mills
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was a ton of fun with delightful characters.
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
A cute book, nothing heavy. Josie is 39 and is the director of Admissions to an elite private school. s
She lives with her Aunt Viv, who has been a mother to her since her own mother dropped her off when she was 4, and Josie has a teenage daughter. Josie went to Fairfield Country Day school when she was younger, since her Aunt Viv worked there as a cook. Josie, being African American has always stood out and been token at the School. She is perfectly fine with that since she knows she has worked
Laci Hargis
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All is fair in love and kindergarten admissions. Josie Bordelon is a kindergarten admissions director for the top private school in San Francisco. She was raised by her beloved Aunt Viv who also works at the same school. Her daughter Etta also attends this school but has a different view in her future than what Josie wants it to be. While dealing with admissions season, Josie is trying to navigate this along with her personal life at home. Meanwhile, her best friend Lola is trying to navigate ...more
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It is not easy to find books that genuinely make you laugh out loud, often. Im not talking a few internal chuckles between the first and last page, but laughter that feels kind of like a great life release. The Bordelon women are relatedable in their everydayness and at the end they leave you wondering, really caring about what happens to them as you would someone in your neighborhood or a family in the same grade as your kid at school.
Sarah Mckinney
Mar 31, 2020 marked it as to-read
I am definitely buying this book to give to all my kids teachers in June for a big THANK YOU for working hard to create on-line learning while we are all stuck at home. Teachers and parents alike will enjoy the humor, but also be happy to be reminded of the fun and connection that we all need when kids are IN SCHOOL!
Beth Ketcham
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing

If you want a few hours of feel good escapism and some good belly laughs this is the right book for you! It is an incredibly smart and well written book.

The book draws you in from page one. You can imagine in your mind exactly what each character looks like... it makes you want to meet them in real life... I have a hundred questions to ask everyone-
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Adorable story about a private school admissions director and her daughter as they both navigate goals and desires. Would make a great beach read.
Bethany Guthrie
Feb 08, 2020 rated it liked it
It was okay. Good for a beach read, nothing heavy about it. Cute story.
Cam Likes Books
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
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This book didn't have a strong plot for me. And the character development wasn't enough to suffice. I think it was partially because the romance plot line was "hidden" but not really because it was pretty obvious. Maybe it is just meant to be a quiet book about family. Still, even the family plot line was weak.

Also wasn't a fan of how the main Black character and the gay character were presented. Often, they were like caricatures on the page when trying to show their respective marginalizations.
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