Pushing Perfect
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Pushing Perfect


A girl’s quest for perfection results in dangerous consequences in this layered, suspenseful YA novel by the author of Playlist for the Dead.

How far would you go to be perfect?

Kara has the perfect life. She gets perfect grades. She never messes up. Until now. Because perfection is an illusion, and Kara has been struggling to maintain it for as long as she can remember. With so much pressure to succeed, it’s hard not to do whatever it takes.

But when Kara takes a new underground drug to help her ace the SATs, she doesn’t expect to get a text from a blocked sender, telling her to follow a set of mysterious instructions—or risk her dark secret getting out. Soon she finds herself part of a group of teens with secrets of their own, who are all under the thumb of the same anonymous texter. And if they don’t find a way to stop the blackmailer, their perfect futures will go up in flames.

This dark, emotionally resonant contemporary YA novel is perfect for fans of We Were Liars and The Secret History.

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  • Sarah
    Sep 27, 2016

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “Want me to erase these?I’ll need a favor. Or two.” This was a conte...

  • Karina
    Oct 16, 2016

    *Thank you very much HarperCollins International for providing me an eARC in exchange of an honest book review. All this pushing for perfection is damaging, you know. The story started with this lin...

  • Reign
    Dec 04, 2016

    3.5 stars Kara has lived her life struggling to be perfect. That's why she always push herself to be one. One petty imperfection needs to be covered. Little misdemeanor needs to be hidden. Which is wh...

  • Stacy Fetters
    Sep 15, 2016

    Received an arc copy from my blogging partner JT. He received it at ALA Orlando 2016. Thanks.I know, shocking. No favorite quote this time. There wasn't a single line from this book that actually sank...

  • Kyra
    May 20, 2016

    A 3.5 actually, but I was feeling generous today so I will round up!!! I liked this book because it's a light and a heavy read at the same time plus it speaks to me on an deep, emotional level (altho...

  • Karen Barber
    Sep 28, 2016

    Kara is determined to be the best she can be. It's never clear whether the pressure placed on her comes from her own ambitions, or those of her parents. However, she has extreme anxiety over spots in ...

  • Kat
    Dec 07, 2016

    I dived into the book without knowing much about it. I had no clue in which direction the story would go and I also had no idea how easy and heavy at the same time this book would turn out to be.I cou...

  • Justine Mejorada
    Jul 04, 2016

    ARC REVIEW I'm still having a hard time believing that just happened. The ending, that is. Oh, specially that ENDING.The ending was really unbelievable for me. It wasn't what I thought it'll be. Can'...

  • Miriam Joy
    Dec 08, 2016

    I wrote and posted this review a while ago, but Goodreads ate it. Fortunately, I'd already copied it to NetGalley, so I can easily retrieve it again. Sadly, this was very much not for me. The NetGalle...

  • Deyse
    Apr 27, 2017

    This book was kind of all over the place? At first I thought one thing was the plot, but them that was only the set up to the actual plot to start happenning and the actual plot was bananas. I think i...