Perfect on Paper is the latest release from author Sophie Gonzales and it’s one of those books where the title really fits the book because it’s absolutely perfect.
Her advice, spot on. Her love life, way off.
Can give you the solution to any of your relationship woes – for a fee.
Uses her power for good. Most of the time.
Really cannot stand the new Australian jock at school, Alexander Brougham.
Has maybe not the best judgement when it comes to her best friend, Brooke…who is in love with someone else.
Does not appreciate being blackmailed.
But when Brougham catches Darcy in the act of collecting letters from locker 89 – out of which she’s been running her questionably legal, anonymous relationship advice service – that’s exactly what happens. In exchange for keeping her secret, Darcy begrudgingly agrees to become his personal dating coach. The goal? To help him win his ex-girlfriend back.
Darcy has good reason to keep her identity secret. If word gets out that she’s behind the locker, some things she’s not proud of will come to light, and there’s a good chance Brooke will never speak to her again.
Okay, so all she has to do is help an entitled, bratty, (annoyingly hot) guy win over a girl who’s already fallen for him once? What could possibly go wrong?
Perfect on Paper… Truly is perfect. The only bad thing is it ended. So we did what any book lover would do. Made ourselves another cup of tea and read it again. It’s a timeless book that you can lose yourself in every time you read it and it will always make you feel safe and warm when you read it.
From perfectly depicting how a private school reacts to any type of scandal ( it saves its own reputation), to dealing with many issues that the LGBTQ+ community face. It had everything. Particularly powerful and resonating was how biphobia was dealt with as that’s something that’s never really discussed anywhere much less in YA book when it’s something that really should be.
Full of strong characters who are all flawed in some way like everyone, but learn and grow as the story unfolds, Perfect on Paper has something in it that anyone reading it will connect with.
You can get a copy here.