Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Other Side of Perfect” as Want to Read:
The Other Side of Perfect
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Other Side of Perfect

by
4.64  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Alina Keeler was destined to dance, but one terrifying fall shatters her leg--and her dreams of a professional ballet career along with it. 

After a summer healing (translation: eating vast amounts of Cool Ranch Doritos and binging ballet videos on YouTube), she is forced to trade her pre-professional dance classes for normal high school, where she reluctantly joins the sch
...more
Expected publication: May 11th 2021 by Little, Brown/Poppy
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Other Side of Perfect, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Other Side of Perfect

Community Reviews

Showing 1-48
Average rating 4.64  · 
Rating details
 ·  14 ratings  ·  8 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Other Side of Perfect
katie
lskdfjlkj i loved this so much 🥺💞

---------------

thank you to the publisher for providing an eARC of The Other Side of Perfect in exchange for an honest review. (i'm freaking out!!!)

----------------

i am going crazy over this cover ahhh it's absolutely perfect 🥺💞
...more
Sara
Sep 02, 2020 marked it as to-read
the way this cover is absolutely perfect 😭
Lea (drumsofautumn)
Reading this synopsis literally just gave me chills. I absolutely cannot wait to read this book!!!

Instagram | Blog | Booktube Channel | Twitter
...more
Marti Leimbach
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Mariko Turk's THE OTHER SIDE OF PERFECT is a sophisticated, nuanced look at the inner life of a teenage girl who has been forced to abandon a longed-for dream and is having a hard time with it.

Alina has been studying to be a professional ballerina for as long as she can remember. The road to success meant grueling rehearsals, tough (unfair) instructors, and many sacrifices in the face of fierce competition. Just when it is all coming together and she's on her way to a top flight school that wil
...more
Diana Bautista
Sep 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
i'm gay for this cover ...more
paperbackfruit
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25

Thank you to Edelweiss and Unplugged Book Box for this ARC; in return, here is an honest review!

The protagonist Alina is a ballerina; however, she terribly injured her ankle and can no longer dance professionally. After doing a summer-long therapy (physically and mentally), she begins to live a normal lifestyle by attending high school full day, which she can’t stop feeling like the world has ended. She joins the school musical with a new friend's help, and she discovers something else, per
...more
Alicia
Reviewing for professional magazine, see review there.
Maddy
Nov 11, 2020 marked it as to-read
I am so excited for this book!!!
Ami
rated it really liked it
Nov 30, 2020
Anne-Sophie
rated it it was amazing
Jul 21, 2020
Stephanie
rated it it was amazing
Nov 23, 2020
Spencer Cutler
rated it it was amazing
Jul 29, 2020
Jaime
rated it really liked it
Dec 16, 2020
Sonora Reyes
rated it it was amazing
May 18, 2020
Allie Levick
rated it it was amazing
May 20, 2020
Hillary
rated it it was amazing
Aug 31, 2020
Daniel Aleman
rated it it was amazing
Jan 06, 2021
Marochka
rated it really liked it
Apr 13, 2020
Grace Miel
rated it it was amazing
Dec 29, 2020
Angelina
marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2020
♡ jules ♡
marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2020
Lavínia Guimarães
marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2020
Xenia
marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2020
Kat
marked it as to-read
Oct 07, 2020
Aurora
marked it as to-read
Nov 19, 2020
Raz
marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2020
Alexis Neuville
marked it as to-read
May 01, 2020
Other Rachel
marked it as to-read
May 01, 2020
Israa Ahmed
marked it as to-read
May 01, 2020
Hallie
added it
May 01, 2020
Lisa (kindnessreads)
marked it as to-read
May 01, 2020
Carly
marked it as to-read
May 01, 2020
Rachel Goldstein
marked it as to-read
May 01, 2020
Betsy
added it
May 01, 2020
Julie
marked it as to-read
May 01, 2020
Sara
marked it as to-read
May 02, 2020
Karina
marked it as to-read
May 02, 2020
Hanna Fogel
marked it as to-read
May 03, 2020
Kira Brighton
marked it as to-read
May 03, 2020
Lira
marked it as to-read
May 05, 2020
Kallan  Neddeff
marked it as to-read
May 07, 2020
Chelsea
marked it as to-read
May 10, 2020
Jessica S
marked it as to-read
May 13, 2020
myriad obsessions
marked it as to-read
May 14, 2020
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Time for Bed's Story
  • A Mixture of Mischief (Love Sugar Magic, #3)
  • In a Holidaze
  • We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire, #2)
  • The Twelve Dates of Christmas
  • Daddy
  • When No One is Watching
  • Kisses and Croissants
  • Hot British Boyfriend
  • As Far as You'll Take Me
  • Orphan Monster Spy (Orphan Monster Spy, #1)
  • Jay's Gay Agenda (Jay's Gay Agenda, #1)
  • Many Points of Me
  • American Faith: Poems
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Piano Solo)
  • Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork
  • Jessica Beam is a Hot Mess
  • The Oracle Code
See similar books…
6 followers
Mariko Turk teaches writing and rhetoric classes and works as a writing tutor at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her PhD in English from the University of Florida, with a concentration in children's literature. The Other Side of Perfect is her debut novel.  ...more

Related Articles

Readers have a lot to look forward to this year! Just feast your eyes upon all of these debut books to check out and emerging authors to...
39 likes · 24 comments