YOU ASKED FOR PERFECT BY LAURA SILVERMAN (March 5, 2019)

Any perfectionist will identify with Ariel Stone, whose unwavering focus on the perfect application to Harvard begins to wobble under the weight of self-doubt, and the unrealistic expectations he places on himself to maintain a perfect grade at school, be a good son and brother, be present for his friends and support their demands on his time, and foster a blossoming romance with family friend, Amir. Reading this book may elicit stomach knots of recognition as Ariel hides the fact that he is drowning, not waving, until a near-tragedy causes a reassessment. Enjoyable for older adults, but most pertinent to its target young adult audience.

Megan Osmond

4 stars.

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
Sourcebooks Fire | M/M Young Adult | March 5, 2019

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