Review: Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

I didn’t like this book as much as I liked Bloom or Something, Maybe, but it was okay. I did like it. Kate was a character you can understand, but don’t always like. She seemed a bit… shallow? Her relationship with Will wasn’t all that much of a relationship. It seemed more like a fling, but not. If that makes any sense. I just felt like there wasn’t much between them besides making out and a few funny conversations.

What I really liked about this book was Kate’s father. And by that, I mean I didn’t like Kate’s father, but I liked his role in the book. He’s childish and, well, he kind of screwed some things up for not only Kate by for her entire family. Firstly, he quits his job to sell vitamins at the mall, only he doesn’t actually sell very many. That’s right, he’s an unsuccessful vitamin seller who thinks he’s meant to do this job only because everything in his office at work was broken except for a bottle of vitamins. Which is completely ridiculous, and I think it was just an excuse to not have any real responsibilities.

Anyway, Kate’s father puts a lot of stress on Kate especially after her mother decides she wants a divorce, and who could blame her, so it brings a real issue that tons of teens are dealing with, which makes the whole iffy Will/Kate relationship worth while. Don’t get me wrong, I totally loved their interactions, but there could have been more, ya’ know?

The main issue I had, though, was the ending. It just didn’t feel like much had changed besides her parent’s separation and the only ‘good’ thing that happens to Kate is Will. I think I just wanted more from this book than I got.

2 thoughts on “Review: Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

  1. Great review, thanks for being honest! I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Scott and her writing. Have you read Living Dead Girl? Gosh, that one is so disturbing and heartwrenching! Sucks this one didn’t live up to your expectations – I haven’t read it yet myself, but will definitely try to catch up on it soon. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Evie @Bookish

    PS. Followed you via Blogloving! Keep in touch? 🙂


    1. I have read Living Dead Girl! It was not what I was expecting when I ordered from Barnes & Noble, having not read the description (this was such a long time ago) and I just started reading it with absolutely no idea what it was about, but it was intense and I loved it! I recently read her newest novel (I think it’s released on the 28th, but I’m not sure) Heartbeat and it was fantastic! There were mixed reviews about it though. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! 🙂 And thanks for following!


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