Sunday, September 25, 2011

Flawless by Lara Chapman

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Age Group: YA
Rating: 4/5
Source: Publisher

Sarah Burke is just about perfect. She's got killer blue eyes, gorgeous blond hair, and impeccable grades. There's just one tiny-all right, enormous-flaw: her nose. But even that's not so bad. Sarah's got the best best friend and big goals for print journalism fame.

On the first day of senior year, Rock Conway walks into her journalism class and, well, rocks her world. Problem is, her best friend, Kristen, falls for him too. And when Rock and Kristen stand together, it's like Barbie and Ken come to life. So when Kristen begs Sarah to help her nab Rock, Sarah does the only thing a best friend can do-she agrees. For someone so smart, what was she thinking?

This hip retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac is filled with hilariously misguided matchmaking, sweet romance, and a gentle reminder that we should all embrace our flaws.

FLAWLESS was a fun and quick read. I immedaitly liked Sarah and didn't actually realize what was up with her nose until I read the summary in the copyrights page. Lara Chapman doesn't really tell the reader what the problem with her nose was, execpt saying that there just was a big flaw.

Sarah's friend Kristen, well I didn't like her much. She kept on making Sarah do all these things for her just to show Rock how amazing she was which seemed completly unfair to me. Even though Sarah and Kristen had been best friends since ever, at times Kristen was taking advantage of Sarah and I wished Sarah would just stand up already and tell her flat out.

But as the book progressed, things became really interesting. Jen, well let's just say I thought there was something weird about her and how nice she was being towards Sarah and her mom and I wanted her to get out of the picture and Chapman does a great job with showing what happens with these characters and I also began liking Kristen as well.

FLAWLESS was a great read and I enjoyed Lara Chapman's writing and story telling. If you're looking for a break from paranormal books, I would say to give this one a shot. It doesn't disappoint.

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