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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,929 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Hopkins, Christina Wildson Narrator: Aya Cash, Heather Lind, Aaron Tveit, Tristan Wilds Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins makes her Simon & Schuster Audio debut with the young adult novel, Perfect.

Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they’d rather be. For four high-school seniors, their goals of perfection are just as different as the paths they take to get there.

Cara’s parents’ unrealistic expectations have already sent her twin brother spiraling toward suicide. For her, “perfect” means rejecting their ideals to take a chance on a new kind of love. Kendra covets the perfect face and body—no matter what surgeries and drugs she needs to get there. Sean will sacrifice more than he can ever win back in order to score his perfect home run—on the field and off. And Andre realizes that to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he’ll be living a life his ancestors would never understand.

A riveting and startling companion to the bestselling Impulse, Ellen Hopkins’s Perfect exposes the harsh truths about what it takes to grow up—and grow into our own selves. Because everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses its meaning, how far will you go? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Hopkins sticks to the signature style that has made her books bestsellers, blending verse poetry with controversial topics…to intrigue her fans and recruit new ones.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hopkins addresses teens’ struggle with unrealistic expectations in gut-wrenching free verse.”


  • “At its nucleus, four teenagers are grappling with insecurities that become exacerbated when loved ones turn up the heat…The unrestricted access Hopkins employs is formidable: parents, siblings, love interests, and outliers all thrust frank judgment on the characters. It is how Cara, Sean, Kendra, and Andre react that encourages readers’ emotional attachments. Her writing conveys teenage quandaries with all of the intended consequences, as the verse style only serves to shock as the events unfold.”


  • “This companion to Impulse can stand alone, but packs considerably more punch when read contiguously as intended…Hopkins’s legions of fans will no doubt devour Perfect and welcome the return of the characters they learned to love in Impulse.

    School Library Journal

  • “This page-turner pulls no emotional punches.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lori Wilson | 2/8/2014

    " I enjoy Ellen Hopkins books and I enjoyed this one. I thought it was longer than it needed to be, but Ms. Hopkins really wants her readers to get inside the heads of her characters, she does succeed in doing so. it's the story of several teens in their last year of high school and the problems they face. In the end, a tragedy seems to teach them all thay life is worth living despite all the roadblocks thrown your way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine | 1/21/2014

    " I give this 4 stars. I love the way Ellen Hopkins writes. The eating disorder part isn't near how it really is. The main character doesn't show too much about himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katelyn | 1/21/2014

    " Perfect...... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cali | 1/11/2014

    " It was okay. Not nearly as good as Crank, as I've realised none of the Hopkins books are. Still worth the read and some very pretty poems in it. "

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