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faking perfectFaking Perfect

by Rebecca Phillips 

Release Date: 06/30/15

K-Teen

272 pages

 

Summary from Goodreads:

Edgy and honest, Faking Perfect is the real thing.” –Huntley Fitzpatrick

When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High’s resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules:

1. Avoid her at school.
2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together.
3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben.

Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?

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Praise:

“Edgy and honest, Faking Perfect is the real thing.” – Huntley Fitzpatrick

“Poignant, edgy, and real, Faking Perfect is an honest look at the courage and strength it can often take simply to be yourself.” – Julianna Scott, author of The Holders

Review: 

In An Oyster Shell- It’s a fairly typical coming of age YA that is more well-done than most like it. I recommend it.

The Pearls – I honestly was a little nervous about this book. Though the premise set in the description was interesting, I’ve had some no-so-great experiences with explicit scenes involving teenagers. I understand that teen sex happens. Do I agree with it? No. Do I completely dismiss the story if it’s in it? No. It is, unfortunately, real life. What I will not tolerate is glorying casual teenage sex. By-law these characters are still kids. It makes me feel super uncomfortable when there are explicit sex scenes involving minor aged characters. Faking Perfect gives the insinuation of teenage sexual relationship, but I felt like it was really well done. It fit the story. If you leave kids to their own devices they are going to do whatever they are going to do.

Despite my misgivings, I really liked this book. I liked the character growth of the main character Lexi. At first she seems like a super shallow inconsiderate teenager. The book opens up with her having a secret relationship with resident bad-boy while she tries to move her way up the popularity ladder. I like that her character eventually figures out that what she aspires to really is shallow. I feel that Lexi becomes a very wise and in-depth character in the end.

I really liked the conflict of this story. I liked that Lexi and her mom had a lot of friction. In the end, Lexi figures out her mom hardly has her best interest in mind. I like how this is concluded. This story is absolutely raw and real, done in a tasteful way.

The Sand – The only thing that stops me from giving this 5 pearls is that, it’s not a unique storyline. There is nothing wrong with that, I just reserve my highest ratings for out-of-this-world reads. 

All in All I give this 4 pearls.

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~Jessica

About the Author

rebecca phillipsRebecca Phillips has been a fan of contemporary young adult fiction ever since she first discovered Judy Blume at the age of twelve. After a brief stint writing bad poetry as a teenager, she finally found her niche with realistic, coming of age YA. Her third novel, OUT OF NOWHERE, was a finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. She’s also the author of the best-selling JUST YOU series. Her next YA novel, FAKING

PERFECT (Kensington), is set to be released on June 30, 2015.

Rebecca lives just outside the beautiful city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband, two children, and one spoiled rotten cat. She absolutely loves living so close to the ocean. When she’s not tapping away on her laptop, she can be found vacuuming up cat hair, spending time with her family, watching reality TV, reading all different genres of books, or strolling around the bookstore with a vanilla latte in her hand.

 

Rebecca is represented by Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency.

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Blog Tour Schedule:

June 30th

Kats reading corner     Www.katsreadingcorner.blogspot.com – Review

Reader Girls    http://www.readergirlsblog.com – Review

Writing Pearls http://www.writingpearls.com – Review

Feed Your Fiction Addiction http://feedyourfictionaddiction.com – Review

July 1st

chaotic reader  http://chaoticreader.blogspot.com/ – Review

Lustful Literature        http://lustfulliterature.com/ – Review

Castles Made of Books           http://castlesmadeofbooks.blogspot.com – Review

July 2nd

Books Direct   http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com.au/ – Review

A Dream Within A Dream      http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.com – Review

Rhea’s Neon Journal   https://latinareading.wordpress.com/ – Review

July 3rd

The Book Belles          http://www.thebookbelles.blogspot.com – Review

Fathomless Reveries   http://www.fathomlessreveries.blogspot.com – Review

The Fox’s Hideaway   http://skizzles22hu.blogspot.com/ – Review

July 6th

Frannie in the Pages    http://frannieinthepages.blogspot.com/ – Review

Reading Away The Days        http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk – Review

Will Read for Feels     http://www.willreadforfeels.com – Review

July 7th

A Life Bound By Books        http://alifeboundbybooks.blogspot.com/ – Promo Post

Thoughts of a Dreamer           http://thoughtsofadreamer-sammy.blogspot.com/ – Review

Books and Ashes        http://booksandashes.wordpress.com – Review

July 8th

Behind Closed Covers            http://behindclosedcovers.blogspot.com – Review

nerdychampagne         https://nerdychampagne.wordpress.com/ – Review

Worth Reading It?      http://www.worthreadingit.blogspot.com – Review

July 9th

The Boundless Book List http://best-of-ya.blogspot.com – Review

Living in a Bookworld            http://livinginabookworld.blogspot.gr – Review

The Tale Temptress     http://www.thetaletemptress.com – Review

July 10th

The Phantom Paragrapher       www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com – Review

Jackie’s Book Shenanigans     http://jackiegirl02.wordpress.com – Review

Rebel Mommy Book Blog      http://rebelmommybookblog.com – Review

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