The Best Possible Answer
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The Best Possible Answer


AP exams—check
SAT test—check
College application—check
Date the wrong guy and ruin everything you’ve spent your whole life working for—check

Super-achiever Viviana Rabinovich-Lowe has never had room to be anything less than perfect. But her quest for perfection is derailed when her boyfriend leaks a private picture of her to the entire school—a picture only he was supposed to see. Making matters worse, her parents are getting divorced and now her perfect family is falling apart. For the first time, Vivi feels like a complete and utter failure.

Then she gets a job working at the community pool, where she meets a new group of friends who know nothing about her past. That includes Evan, a gorgeous guy who makes her want to do something she never thought she’d do again: trust. For the first time in her life, Vivi realizes she can finally be whoever she wants. But who is that? While she tries to figure it out, she learns something they never covered in her AP courses: that it’s okay to be less than perfect, because it’s our imperfections that make us who we are.

Title:The Best Possible Answer
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages

    The Best Possible Answer Reviews

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Sep 26, 2016

    It’s too bad this book wasn’t published during summer, because it can make a cute summer read.But then again, us living in Canada sure need books to make us feel warm during winter as well. So no ...

  • Sarah
    Oct 28, 2016

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.) “I will not fail.Not again.” This was a YA contemporary story about a girl who had sent nude pictu...

  • Abby *Hates Dust Jackets*
    Oct 19, 2016

    So this is the book I expected: an over-stressed, over-worked, high school perfectionist with trust issues learns to open up to "Mr. Right" and live in the moment.That's not the book I got. This book ...

  • Amanda Minnock
    Nov 02, 2016

    I would like to thank St. Martin's Press & E. Katherine Kottaras for my copy of the ARC.I loved the cover for this book and with the promise of coming of age with a slight romance in the mix, I though...

  • Hristina Petrov
    May 18, 2016

    Ever since I read How To Be Brave last autumn, I have been waiting for Mrs. Kottaras' next novel, and she does not disappoint. Her writing is spot on once again, if not even better than what she showc...

  • Stacee
    Oct 02, 2016

    3.5 starsI really liked the premise of this and was quite eager to get to it. I liked Vivi well enough. She's smart and is dealing with a lot of personal things. I enjoyed being in her head and readin...

  • Laurie Flynn
    May 30, 2016

    I was lucky enough to read this book early and completely fell in love with it. It's authentic, gripping, emotional, and all kinds of amazing. So excited for this one to hit shelves! ...

  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    Nov 20, 2016

    I was really excited for the format, but in the end it just turned out to be an excuse for clunky backstory/expositional passages (e.g. Let me tell you: All About My Best friend) which seemed more lik...

  • Cassandra Curiel
    Sep 10, 2016

    *ARC provided by St. Martin's in exchange for an honest review*This was my first read by E. and I have definitely become a big fan! This book follows Viviana, who is an academic overachiever. Her life...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Oct 09, 2016

    The Best Possible Answer really surprised me! This book is all about overcoming difficulties and contains a main character who overworks herself. I didn’t know that it would be set at a pool, one of...

About E. Katherine Kottaras

E. Katherine Kottaras

E. Katherine Kottaras is originally from Chicago, but now she writes and teaches in the Los Angeles area. She holds an M.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine and teaches writing and literature at Pasadena City College. She is interested in the stories we tell, the stories we are given, and the ways we can redefine our worlds by discovering which stories are true. She is the auth