Fate was never easy on her, having given her an appearance far from desirable and a family situation far from the norm, but when she is forced to face it all on her own, forced to battle her inner demons, she knows she needs to give all she’s got to fight her way back to the surface and get her life back on track.
“Just Perfect” is a grippingly honest account of love and friendship, betrayal and trust, and inner demons and the fight for a better tomorrow.
Just Perfect is a very moving story that follows a high school girl through a great struggle. It is a struggle that so many young people go through. It doesn’t affect everyone in the way it affects Christina in the story, but the effects are lasting. Christina is bullied and that bullying leads her down a self-destructive path. Her father is very distant as he is dealing with grief through alcohol. Christina feels completely alone.
These feelings lead her to develop an eating disorder which eventually lead to hospitalization. Thanks to her father and a wonderful friend she makes while in the hospital, Christina is able to pull through and begin to overcome her eating disorder. This doesn’t happen all the time. Some young people are never able to beat their eating disorder and end up dying from this.
This book is a must read for teens. I think a lot of times teens feel like they are alone in how they are feeling when really most teens share their feelings. Teens feel inadequate and imperfect. They feel that their parents don’t care and that no one understands. I think if more of them realized that all teens go through these things, they’d feel better about themselves and less alone.
I definitely recommend this book. It is novella length of 34,000 words. That, combined with a fast moving plot, make this a quick and easy book to read.