Margaret K. McElderry, 2011 (2011)
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Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
our high school seniors strive for perfection in their lives. But who decides what perfection means? Meeting the goals others have for them won't always allow them to be true to themselves.
endra spent her childhood being driven to beauty competitions by her mother. It'll soon pay off in a modeling contract. If she can just get down to a size two.
ara understands why her twin brother attempted suicide. Striving for the perfection expected by their parents is an unwinnable situation. Now she's been left to meet her parents' expectations alone.
ean's quest for an athletic scholarship from Stanford relies on perfect hits and runs. It was his dad's plan that he become a baseball superstar. Sean's plan includes going to college wherever Cara goes. He'll do whatever it takes to manage both.
ndre wants to be a dancer. He's afraid to share his passion with his parents so he keeps his dance lessons a secret. Dancing instead of college won't fit into their plans for their only son.
his is a companion book to Hopkins' novel
which features Cara's twin brother Conner.
alternates points of view between the four seniors. Cara shows the most strength of character of the four, followed by Andre whose problems aren't as unsolvable. It's written in Hopkins' usual style of lyrical and narrative prose, so that readers will soon get caught up in the lives of Cara, Kendra, Sean and Andre.
is thought provoking and often sad.
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