Title: Faking Perfect
Author: Rebecca Phillips
Release Date: June 30th, 2015
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‘Faking Perfect’ by Rebecca Phillips
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, this does no affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.
About The Author
It’s not hard to emphasise with Rose, her father passed away and she’s shoved into the big bad world of high school, her friends are changing around her, and she’s clearly struggling to find where she fits in. Throughout this experience Rose’s narrative was really enjoyable, aided by the humour and observations that Rose made, and at the end of the book I came away liking Rose.
I’m the first to admit that when it comes to the American grade terminology I’m clueless. Jamie Forta is older than Rose, and older than others in his year. But as I don’t now what age he should be, his age was lost on me. I’m not one to advocate a fourteen year old dating a twenty-one year old, but as I have no clue how old Jamie was (although I’m pretty sure he’s younger than twenty-one) I can’t really say how I feel about their age gap, but what I can say is that to me Rose felt like a mature fourteen-going-on-fifteen year old, so an age difference was not really obvious.
Regina becomes Rose’s bully, scribing hateful things in hot pink nail varnish throughout the school. In my opinion Rose should have said something to someone, because the girl was nasty and she needed to be stopped. That said though, I liked where the end of the book was going and I’m looking forward to seeing what goes off in book two!
Confessions of an Angry Girl is a book I really enjoyed, Rose definitely grew as a character and it was lovely to see. I’m looking forward to even more character and plot development in book two, Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend.
‘Confessions of an Angry Girl’ by Louise Rozett
The sass doesn’t stop there, Annie becomes friends with Lenny, the number one player’s daughter. She has her own family issues, and an idiot for a brother. Lenny takes Annie into her world and they quickly become best friends.
Annie starts to crush on Brody pretty quickly, he is hanging round her house practicing with her dad after all, so it’s only natural! The two year age gap poses a threat though, she worries that he sees her as a little sister, worse than the friend zone for sure! I really liked that the age gap was so small and that they were both still teenagers, it made the whole crushing on each other a lot more believable.
That’s right, I said crushing on each other! He likes her back. But he’s a respectable guy, and he really likes her dad. Which means he doesn’t want to jeopardise his relationship with him by dating his daughter. And I don’t blame him, because Annie’s did is incredible, well, apart from the whole wife thing. He’s super protective and supportive of his little girl, who he raised basically all on his own.
I mentioned in the first impression review that I (thankfully) found Annie to be rather mature. After finishing the book I can happily say that that opinion stood true. Although there were moments of immaturity, these could be overlooked as they really did not predominate.
“No, I’m a Jason Brody groupie. That’s even worse than mentally unstable.”
Have you read Whatever Life Throws At You? Let me know what you thought in the comments!
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