Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Perfect by Natasha Friend


Isabelle has an eating disorder. She eats huge amounts of food and forces herself to throw up. Her mom sends her to a support group, where she encounters the most popular girl in school—Ashley. Isabelle can't believe that perfect Ashley has any problems, but she does. When they become friends it is a dream come true for Isabelle. Unfortunately, the two friends continue their binging and vomiting together. As you read the book you realize that Isabelle does what she does because she is dealing with death and with a family that isn't moving on with life. And you see how Isabelle tries to help herself while Ashley isn't quite at that same point yet. I think girls will really like this book, especially those who like to read books about people with problems. It is definitely not as good as Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson or Cut by Patricia McCormick or Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates, all books with a lot more depth and plot twists, but readers will probably enjoy it.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

that sounds like a good book

Anonymous said...

I want to read it!

Anonymous said...

I actually read this book and this is yje best book ive ever read :]

Wendy said...

This book is really good! it sends a great message to teens who dont feel great about themselves. This book is good because things like this DO happen and its nice to know when your not the only one who feels like that or has been through it.

Anonymous said...

i have read this book AND I LOVE IT,im starting on bounce and than im going to read lush.i think she is such a gret writer.(:
Taylor <3

Rebecca said...

Read Perfect
& Speak
& cut
all very good books.
If anyone likes books about teenagers with problems I recommend you read books by
Lurlene McDaniel
& if anyone just likes to read
be sure to read the Twilight sega and books by Dan Brown

Anonymous said...

i read the book and i didn't like it.