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Past Perfect by Leila Sales
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Apr 19, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: realistic-fiction, light-realistic-epic

Past Perfect is smart and sassy realistic fiction splashed with historical awesomeness... Can you think of a better book for me? Because I can't. All the cool things I love about contemporary mixed with the most fun historical facts and plot pieces. I was a bit in book heaven.

The setting was a historical geek's Disneyland. I mean seriously, I need to visit places like this. The story is set in a colonial reenactment facility that happens to be just across the street from a Civil War reenactment facility. So there's a hilarious tension between this two historical time periods and the people who represent them. Workers have made up this whole "war" between them and it was deliciously funny to read about it.

Elizabeth's Chelsea's narrating voice was so addicting and entertaining it was hard to put the book down. One of the best realistic contemporary voices I've read this year. I was a bit irked at the beginning of the story, finding it a little unrealistic that they would take the stupid war so seriously. Chelsea had all this inner dilemmas about being with Dan that seemed silly to me at first. But that faded quick and it became... just perfect. It's just one of those books that's not necessarily fast paced but you're glued just because it so fresh and fun!

And the romance? It was intelligent and sweet and leaves you with that feel-good ridiculous warm smile after every scene. I love authors who can do that. Best kinds of romances. Overall, this is one of the most fun fun fun books this year!
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Reading Progress

April 19, 2011 – Shelved
October 4, 2011 – Started Reading
October 4, 2011 – Shelved as: realistic-fiction
October 4, 2011 –
page 70
22.88% "This is SOOO FUN!"
October 6, 2011 –
page 144
October 20, 2011 – Finished Reading
November 10, 2011 – Shelved as: light-realistic-epic

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Heidi what do you think of this one so far?

Sab H.  (YA Bliss) really funny! I'm enjoying it a lot ;)

Heidi I will look forward to your review. I liked it but I had a problem with some of the characters. I loved the re enactment villages.

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