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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

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Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.

Book Ellen Hopkins Poetry 2011
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PERFECT fits the classic Hopkins formula -- thick book, verse poetry, hot-button issues, and mature language -- and fans will likely race through the 600-plus pages. Perhaps the author tries a bit too hard to drive her point home here -- don't try to be perfect, be yourself -- and she makes her characters suffer an awful lot along the way. Even so, the book will certainly give your teens plenty to ponder. A plot line about cyberbullying could especially lead to some important conversation among family members. 

Book Details

  • Author: Ellen Hopkins
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: September 13, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 14
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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