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Saturday, October 1, 2016
ARC Review of Pushing Perfect
by Michelle Falkoff
For the most part, we are all scared of monsters. They aren’t always the big green ones with eight eyes and sharp teeth, like we see in the movies. Sometimes, the creature we are scared of is an object or an action, a person or even a word that is just so deadly, it sits in your mouth like poison and slowly takes over. Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff is a perfect example. Kara has always been seen as the perfect student, teenager and friend. Between her flawless skin, her grades and her ability to make friends easily, nothing ever seemed wrong. But Kara knows the truth. She knows that her whole life changed, and so has her face, and no one can know. As the school year progresses, she learns that the secrets are building up on her, and if even one slips, it will all come down.
This book, published by Harper Teen, is set to be released on October 25, 2016 and some of Falkoff followers cannot wait. This being the first book I have read by Falkoff, I feel that I got a good idea of her writing style. I am dying to read her other novel Playlist For The Dead, and I hope the characters resemble some like Alex from Pushing Perfect. Alex is by far my favorite character and I’m sure some others can agree. Alex is a somewhat normal high school student… Or is she? At school, she may seem boring and barely pushing through, but at home, she is fun and loving and someone you would never imagine. She seems to me like a good representation of a lot of teenagers because many of us act different at school, and Falkoff seemed to understand that. I think that the author’s reason for writing this book was to entertain teens with a story about things that really happen among our age group. It seems comforting that an adult understands the temptations and struggles of being a teen.
I would give this book a five star rating, and I would definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy a mystery with a big amount of drama and a bit of romance. This is also a book for people who have a good sense of humor and those who like suspense. Some chapters had me gasping and having my breath caught in my lungs, and the same will probably come to you!