We Are the Perfect Girl E–book/E–pub
M the publisher via Netgalley in exchange or an honest review Rating 45 StarsAphra had experienced many kinds of love She had been showered StarsAphra had experienced many kinds of love She had been showered lots of storge Empire of Sin familial loverom her Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China family and was lucky enough to share scads of philia brotherly love with her bestriend Bethany but Aphra was longing to experience that elusive eros romantic love She wanted a boy to look at her and really see her but all they seemed to notice was her not so attractive nose Therefore she was left watching as her best My Wife's Affair friend embarked on a relationship with Aphra s years long crush and Aphra may have had a hand in making it happen Pro Kaplan writes books I enjoy reading and this one was a clear hitor me The characters the story the banter the Chicken, Chicken, Duck! feels it was all there Not only was the story entertaining it was thoughtful and thought provoking Pro Aphra how I adored thee I loved her bravado and her can do attitude so much She was so witty andunny and often left me in stitches But Aphra was also a young woman trying to not let The Beauty Standard Get Her beauty standard get her and there were times it did Those times when she showed her vulnerability were heartbreaking and I may have gotten a little emotional and wanted to hug her Pro Though they experienced a Inspirations few bumps during the course of this story Aphra and Bethany enjoyed a beautifulriendship and in the end philia conuered all Pro I thought Kaplan did an incredible job with this retelling It was very true to the original but also resh and new I liked that she ocused on the Move Over, Victoria--I Know the Real Secret: Surrendering the Lies That Bind You to the God Who Frees You friendship and how it evolved as Aphra and Bethany worked through this covert love triangle situation Pro The exploration of the beauty standard and how it affected Aphra was accomplished uite well I especially liked that much of that happened with the guidance of Aphra s therapist who was yet anotherantastic character Pro There was something really beautiful about the ending and the choices Kaplan made When I was telling my
blogger about it she agreed it was a nice There was this one loose end I would have liked tied up but it only left me a tiny bit wanting and didn t diminish the value of the ending Overall A wonderful and often humorous tale of one young woman s journey to realizing her self worth isn t tied to her physical beauty ARC provided in exchange Slo Mo! for an honest review BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS 35 starsThis was a lot ofun light with low key drama void of instagramming and youtubing with kids DOING REAL STUFF and Poor Mrs. Rigsby focused largely on ariendship between two girlsBut Bethany was ROBBED in a big way and the author never did her justice IMO upset on behalf of all uiet girls in the world This is a clever and humorous re imagining of Cyrano de Bergerac story about a girl named Aphra who struggles with an immense amount of body dysmorphia and a crushing Pirates, Ships, and Sailors fear that she ll never be lovedor who she is We igure this out early on in the book especially when we discover why she and her sister have had a alling out and she hashes it out with her therapist but it takes Aphra the entire book to come to this understandingFor one of her classes Aphra is assigned the creation of an App which will be worth a third of her War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today final grade She develops an AI app that allows people to. Uent in six languages–seven if you count the language of smoldering gazes What begins as an honest mistake turns into an elaborate deception wherein Bethany goes on dates with Greg while Aphra coaches her on what to say and texts him in the guise of Bethany trying andailing all the while to tamp down her own hopeless crush It’s only a matter. 4 12 starsInsightful addictive and HILARIOUS this is one of the best YA books I ve read all year This took a while to get started but by the end I think it turned out to be a good story about A Boy in Winter friendship andemale insecurities The romance was
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Almost Too Messy For Metoo messy or me if you like a straightforward romance with two people And No Loose Ends This May Not Be For YouRead no loose ends this may not be or youRead my reviews on JenRylandcom Let s be Princess Baby, Night-Night friends on Bookstagram Loose retelling of the Cyrano DeBergerac story The beautifulriend is shy and awkward and can t string two words together The ugly The Pentagon Papers: Making History at the Washington Post friend through a series of miscommunications and one specific reuest ends up texting and communicating with their shared crush All the while the crush believes it to be the beautiful one When all is revealed the boy is actually hurt that the girls would think he was so shallow and concerned with outward appearances They all struggle with the uestion of whether it is important to be pretty oreel pretty That was so good I m almost mad about it If you ve ever listened to my recs Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution for Emma Mills and loved them listen to me about how much you will love this one 45 stars My heart always timidly hides itself behind my mind I set out to bring down starsrom the sky then On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock forear of ridicule I stop and pick little lowers of elouence Edmond Rastand Cyrano de Bergerac I had so much un reading this book I physically laughed out loud like 3 times in the irst chapter We are the Perfect Girl is a retelling of 19th century play Cyrano de Bergerac all about body dysmorphia and personal acceptance We Are the Perfect Girl is a hilarious and impactful story about self acceptance and riendship Things I Liked Bethany and Aphra s Nini friendship is the greatest thing in the world to me Theyelt like genuine riends I got their history and special uirks that make their relationship uniue And while they do go through some trials I just loved seeing them together Aphra s vibrant personality perfectly complemented Bethany s reserved natureAphra s journey is so well done She really has trouble recognizing all the wonderful parts of herself and loves to diminish her worth and accomplishments to let others shine brighter But I loved her therapy sessions And Seeing Her Work Though seeing her work though issues to try and growI did really love most of the amily relationships in the story Aphra s parents are wonderful even if they struggle to Flight, Vol. 7 find a work life balance sometimes Aphra s little brother is an angel and I love him dearly as does Aphra I did have some mixed thoughts about Delia APhra s older sister but I warmed up to her as the story progressed Things I Didn t Like I m torn on my thoughts about the ending of the story I simultaneously liked it and thought itelt a little rushed But I didn t need to make the story eel complete but would have added to the storyOverall this was just suck a wildly enjoyable book that I can t help but think happy little thoughts about it The platonic relationships were there the romantic relationships were there and they brought the drama We Are the Perfect Girl manages to impart a powerful and important message without eeling preachy or stifled It s truly a well balanced story that will keep you engaged rom page one I received a copy of the book ro. She’s the beauty I’m the bold one–together we are the perfect girl Aphra Brown is bold and outgoing Her best Camp Rex friend Bethany is achingly beautiful Individually they could both do a little better in the self esteem department but together Together they have what it takes to win over Greg D’Agostino a proverbial “ten” who happens to bel. .
Seek advice and help and through interaction with the app users eed the machine language and knowledge which can then be used to best serve the user In other words it can igure out the signs of struggle and offer up the appropriate resources But the app malfunctions and scared of what will happen with her grade Aphra decides she can Touch of Enchantment fake the app s intelligence by answering inuiries herself It sine and good until a classmate her best riend crush begins using the app and he and Aphra bond unexpectedlyRather than ess up Aphra allows a misunderstanding and Aphra bond unexpectedlyRather than
FESS UP APHRA ALLOWS A MISUNDERSTANDING OCCUR SHE SLIPSup Aphra allows a misunderstanding occur She slips of school and has her best riend Bethany turn in her assignment There s a series of mistaken identities and suddenly the boy who Aphra has been chatting on the app with believes it s Bethany behind the app Bethany has been deeply in like with this boy Pee Wee Scouts treasury (Pee Wee Scouts, fororever and even though she s painfully shy it s this misunderstanding that leads to them inally getting together And Aphra helping Bethany open up to himThere s a lot of comedy here in the errors as well as in Aphra s voice She s loud and outspoken unafraid to be the center of attention The thing is it s a mask or what she s really eeling and thinking inside There s a tremendous relationship with her younger brother here and I elt like the High Heat friendship between Aphra and Bethany was really well done It was up and down and theirallout made way or Aphra to have a reckoning with herself We are the perfect girl is a single line in the book wherein Aphra realizes if she a self proclaimed bland looking but personality winning girl and her best riend Bethany a gorgeous girl with a uieter shier personality were one they d be perfect It s this line and belief though that are unraveled and worked through or Aphra She is who she is and she doesn t need to change anything or believe anything in order to be truly loved or who she is She doesn t need to be She doesn t need to be lessAlso un Aphra is a member of her local crew team which is something I see so little of in YA Kaplan s books just work so well or me I loved this one An excellent retelling and exploration of mental health self worth A treatise on the law of marital rights in Texas friendship andamily 475 And let s admit it between your ace and my words we re basically the perfect girlSpecial thanks to Penguin Teen or sending me an ARCWhat a good bookI actually read the original Cyrano de Bergerac so that I could read this without confusion And I really enjoyed that And I could really see where this took Lots of Hearts from Cyrano Very well doneThere were parts in the story that seemed a bit sudden or strange like Greg instantly kissing Bethany when he thinks she s behind the texts and Aphra constantly texting Greg under the guise of Bethany without actually telling her But like in Five Feet Apart spoilersor that here view spoilerwith Will giving Stella CPR when she almost drowns it s him giving her his breath That s what the scene is about illogical as it is hide spoiler 45 starsI was predisposed to love this because the premise is so reaking awesome modern gender bent Cyrano de Bergerac be still my English nerd heart And turns out this wasn t what I was expecting it was ull review to comecontent warnings view spoilerslut shaming bullying sexual harassment hide spoiler. Of time before things come crashing down The uestion is What will happen when Greg Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss finds out And can Aphra and Bethany’sriendship survive the Don't Hex with Texas fallout From the author of We Regret to Inform You comes a witty warm hearted exploration of love in all itsorms and a cris de coeur or self acceptance when the pressure to be perfect is overwhelming.