I could have sworn that I’d written something about We Are the Perfect Girl by Ariel Kaplan some time ago…but I guess it was just a book where I’d felt thoroughly disgusted with the plot and moved on from. Regardless of that, I just hate the plot of this novel. It’s basically Sarah Burgess is a Loser in book format and I really don’t have any desire to read something like that. Honestly, it’ll probably be slightly less problematic than the film was–I mean, that one went way too far way too many times–but just…yuck. No thanks.
She’s the beauty, I’m the bold one–together, we are the perfect girl…
Aphra Brown is bold and outgoing. Her best 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 be fluent 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 and failing, all the while, to tamp down her own hopeless crush. It’s only a matter of time before things come crashing down. The question is: What will happen when Greg finds out? And can Aphra and Bethany’s friendship survive the fallout?
From the author of We Regret to Inform You comes a witty, warm-hearted exploration of love in all its forms, and a cris-de-coeur for self-acceptance when the pressure to be perfect is overwhelming
How do you feel about We Are the Perfect Girl? Do you think you might add this one to your TBR or nah? Do you like the plot? Hate it, as I do? Thoughts on the cover? Let me know in the comments!