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Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols | Magan Reviews

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols [twitter | website] Publication Date: January 13, 2015 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 336 Target Audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: opposites attract, yearbook superlatives, sexual high school relationships Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Brody and Harper are chosen by their classmates as the “Perfect Couple That Never Was” for their high school yearbook superlative photo. Several failed attempts […]

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January 10, 2015 - 9:02 pm

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert - Hmm. I was interested in these Superlatives books but mostly because I heard they were fun, but this is the most detailed review I’ve read and now I’m not so sure. I don’t think I will like these characters or the jerky pace and flip flopping. Thanks for sharing, I have things to think about now!

January 8, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Magan - Lori, I’m so glad to see you agree. I haven’t always felt that way, but I think as they’re released SO quickly and back-to-back, maybe there’s just not enough attention to detail and for me, that’s really important. I like for the books I read to be extremely polished and hers really feel like so much is slipping through the cracks in order to meet deadlines.

January 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Lori - I’ve found that Echol’s books are either a huge hit or a huge miss for me. I have the first book in this series, but I haven’t had the urge to read it.Now I might just skip it altogether.

January 7, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Magan - Brianna, which book of hers did you read? I’m super curious to know now. I wasn’t wowed by Perfect Couple, no. I think it has a lot to do with not seeing much growth in Echols’ writing as much as there just being gaping holes in the storyline.

January 7, 2015 - 10:08 am

Brianna - I read one of her books last year and while I enjoyed it, I’ve never gone back to read anything else she’s written. It didn’t wow me, and it sounds like Perfect Couple didn’t wow you, either. I’m not a fan of high school students being put in adult situations.

Estelle: He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander

He Said She Said by Kwame Alexander ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: November 19, 2013 Publisher: Amistad/HarperCollins Pages: 336 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: South Carolina, arts education, opposites attract, diverse YA Format read: ARC sent to me by Jamie from Perpetual Page Turner. (Thanks!) Summary: The last thing Claudia wants to do […]

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June 22, 2014 - 9:41 am

Rather Be Reading: Nailed It: We're Back (and It's Summer!) - […] Under the radar kind of book: He Said She Said by Kwame Alexander […]

June 21, 2014 - 7:46 pm

Alexa S. - Well, this book sounds really interesting! I love the whole idea of these two very different people having to work together towards a common cause. (In fact, one might say I’m a sucker for that type of thing.) But I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this one!

June 19, 2014 - 9:19 am

Lisa is Busy Nerding - Totally had my -_- face on for this one but it sounds like it is a winner! Lots of moving parts. I like that.