Perfectly Normal (The Perfects #1)

Perfectly Normal (The Perfects #1) The Perfects Rule Ridgeview High, And Nerdy Rachel Lord Is Obsessed With Everything About Them Their Perfect Hair, Perfect Clothes, Perfect Boyfriends, Perfect LivesBut After Rachel Gets Into An Accident While Searching For A Missing Friend, She Wakes Up In The Body Of Dani Maguire, Her Former Best Friend Who Dumped Her For The Perfects Long Ago As Rachel Struggles To Live Her Life As Dani, She Finds Out The Life Of A Perfect Isn T So Perfect After All And As She Learns The Long Buried Secrets Responsible For Her Out Of Body Experience, Rachel Discovers She Is Powerful Than She Could Have Ever Imaginedand That Power Beats Perfection Every Time Librarian S Note See Alternate Cover Edition Of ASIN B073T7TNYP Here. arc generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review I had so much fun reading this book This is seriously good It wasn t even published yet and I m already desperate to read the second book It was like watching a Disney movie..a better Freaky Friday.Rachel s friend Janey, was missing She decided to look for her herself She had an idea where she might be so she planned to get there On her way there, she had an accidentand she woke up in Dani s body, her former friend and one of the perfects Perfects are those queen bee type of highschool girls, the pretty, famous, and mean girls Since she s Dani on the outside, she had to pretend to be a perfect And that s where the fun starts LOLI loved Rachel She s so gutsy She told Luke, Dani s boyfriend, that she s Rachel without even batting an eye..well, actually she did, but you get the picture After that confession, the two just became so close and cozy Like,
Full disclosure, I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the author however I have voluntarily chosen to write a review All opinions are my own.It s not easy being perfectRachel Lord is your typical teenager just trying get through her Senior Year in high school With her two best friends, Janey and Ellie, she does pretty well navigating the usual cliques and clich s with one downfall Dani McGuire is a gorgeous, typical popular cheerleader type She is the quarterback s girlfriend, class president and part of the most powerful clique on campus The Perfects Dani and the other girls grew up together, practically neighbors, and were like sisters until a chemical spill rendered their neighborhood uninhabitable and the friends were forced to move to different neighborhoods While still in the same general area, Dani became friends with The Perfects the stuck up, uber popular mean girls of Ridgeview High School and no longer associates with her childhood friends This has not set well with Rachel and she tends to be a tad obsessed with her former friend On a snowy evening Janey goes missing and Rachel sets out to look for her Heading out to the old neighborhood where Janey has been known to retreat to in times of introspection, Rachel has an accident.and wakes up in the bo
I received a mobi.file copy of this book from the author through a giveaway she had on LibraryThing.com, and the following is my honest opinion.Do you remember the days when you d been in high school Of course, you do and there s probably a lot of stuff you wish you could sooner forget One of the most prevalent conditions all high school students had to face and still do, is the omnipresent presence of cliques who know those groups of jocks and the most beautiful and popular girls And in Rachel Lord s school, Ridgeview High, this group is known as The Perfects, and they ruled this school.Since I hadn t been one of the most popular individuals at my high school, I found it quite easy fantasizing about my stepping into Rachel Lord s shoes and why not Like Rachel I d probably would have been envious and obsessed with The Perfects and all the apparently perfect things each one of them possesses friends of both sexes, hair, complexion, teeth, body, and everything else which could and would make them perfectly perfect EGADS what a fantasy.As fate would have it, while looking a missing friend with my other friends, we got involved in a car accident, and the next thing I knew I woke up in Dani s body, The Perfect, I ve had admired the most instead of my being the plain looking, somewhat clumsy Rachel everyone knows As Rachel
Set within Ridgeview High School, three best friends Rachel, Janey and Ellie are the nerds among the Perfects Dani her clique However, one ordinary morning, Janey doesn t show up and appears to be missing Despite the weather, Rachel races to their old neighborhood hoping to find Janey among the abandoned houses, but Rachel never makes it Rachel wakes up from her crash in the body of The Perfect Dani as she discovers her own body is sitting in a coma as a result of the crash Rachel Ellie must find a way to get Rachel back into her own body while maintaining Dani s status at high school in the meantime I chose this book thinking it would be an ode to Freaky Friday, a movie where mom and daughter switch bodies, and it definitely started off as an enjoyable read along such lines The high school setting is easy to relate to and the characters are adequately developed However, as I read on and realized the body switch was due to witchcraft, I started to lose enjoyment in the read I am not a big fantasy, sci fi, mythical beings fan and I don t often read stories surrounding these genres, but I felt the urge to read on While I enjoyed the story, I felt when the story sh
I m going to be honest when I started this novel, I thought it was going to be a very generic body swap girl and boy fall in love type deal.I m so happy it wasn t In fact, right about halfway point, the novel took everything I thought it was and shattered that image.When one of their friends goes missing, Rachel and Ellie go to investigate Rachel wakes up inside the body of one of the perfects, and an old friend Between Ellie and Dani s boyfriend, they re bound and determined to find out what happened and the answer is the most shocking thing they ve ever heard.The beginning was very much like many young adult novels The popular girls, the outsiders, the hot boyfriend caught in the middle There were a lot of tropes present and they followed the formula for a blossoming romance to a T The twist that follows was one I didn t see coming, and it was really good.The actual premise of the novel was good It made sense for all the characters and it was a good plot device for their relationships and development There is a noticeable difference between all of them at the end I liked the way it forced them together and made them work with each other For the most part, the characters all had their own unique voice and personality There were moments where things felt a little flat Dialogue helped things along, though.The plot twist world building was done well I m trying to not give it away because it was really good and it fit well into the narra
A great story, probably even relevant to me since I am about to start a new high school and the town sounds just like Ridgeview although not in Missouri Nothing much happens, except life itself and that s than hard enough I liked Rachel as a character and found her really interesting from one teen to another Surviving high school is something we ve all had to do and Rachel s school is just like every other one, cliques, friendship issues and mean girls to deal with.When Rachel mysteriously ends up in her old friends body, she has to pretend to fit in, which is harder than it may seem On top of this strange problem, Rachel has to try to be friends with the stuck up Perfects the cool girls of the school which leads from one problem to another A really entertaining story with
I hadn t expected to find myself in the throes of an existential crisis before noon, but I guess that s just one of the hazards of inhabiting someone else s body After a friend mysteriously vanishes, wallflower Rachel Lord wakes up in the body of one of the perfects at Ridgeview High School, Dani Maguire Rachel s got to figure out what happened to her, where her friend went, and how to fix it, all the while pretending to be someone she s not and time is running out.Perfectly Normal kept me in a certain level of suspense I read the first half of this book in a sitting I had to know what in the world was going on Truthfully, I forgot the summary of this novel when I opened it to read it I didn t go find it because I thought I d surprise myself Through the first half, I couldn t decide if it would go in a science fiction route, a fantasy route, or a government conspiracy route all seemed logical I loved that it could have been anything My lack of knowing thickened the mystery of it all.I love the main character, Rachel She s a sassy wallflower who takes on her strange situation with sarcastic and grave humor Everyone else in
I was very generously given this book as an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review This is the first time ive read an ARC and it was a great experience My review is my opinion and was not influenced by anyone else This book is not something i would normally choose to read, although i enjoy the young adult genre it did feel a little to young for me I did struggle to become absorbed in it to begin with but the author did manage to keep my attention enough i made it half way through and then i couldnt put it down The plot is a mixture of freaky friday, mean girls, harry potter and a discovery of witches The plot, as i said, took a while to develop but as this is set to become a series i understand that it did need some form of roots to be planted I did like the characters, some than others, although it would be nice to see some of them developed a bit The theme of social differences, high school cliques, is very relatable It is also nice to see a book focusing on women taking the lead role and not needing a male hero I liked the fact there was no love triangle and this book solely focused on the power of friendship, family and having to put differences aside This in fact saved the book for me as it made it slightly mature than it started off It is well written, the author doesnt drone on with over the top description, there are no holes in the plot so far as ive seen, and the language is easy to read She sets the scene well i had
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.Perfectly Normal, by Amy Martin, is a young adult fantasy that intertwines the ignorance of the past with hope for the present In a small town near the contaminated Rocky Ridge Lake, Rachel Lord is enjoying senior year with her two best friends, Janey and Ellie One night, Janey disappears, and Rachel decides to go out looking for her After an unfortunate car accident, Rachel wakes up in Dani Maguire s body, one of the popular girls at school As Rachel tries maneuvering her way through Dani s life, she realizes that there is to the situation than meets the eye Just what exactly happened to her, Janey, and Dani And how are they connected to the disaster at Rocky Ridge Lake so very long ago In this enchanting story, Martin invokes the age old consequence of what happens when knowledge falls into the wrong hands, all the while gives rise to a forgotten legacy filled with magic and mischief I liked reading about Rachel and Ellie s friendship It s clear they both care about each other in a way that s permanent than their dull interactions in high school They both love Janey as well, and care enough to be concerned that she s missing Dani, on the other hand, isn t forgivable I was disgusted by how she treated her former friend
The overall idea of the story was great, but it wasn t well written and there was too much details.The story is about Rachel, a typical high school student, who is waiting to turn 18 and graduate Then her friend goes missing and Rachel finds her self trapped in someone else s body The story has too much details that are not needed, which can annoy some people and resulted in me skipping quite a few pages For example, in one of the early scenes, Rachel is driving home from school and the author writes about almost every turn they make, everything they talk about, and even what the tires of the car is doing.Example from the story Ellie narrows her eyes at me as I pull the car forward, look both ways, and accelerate out onto TilletsonStreet as quickly as I can under the conditions My car fishtails a bit, and Ellie grabs the dashboard as aworthless measure of added protection as I straighten my back tires and move us forward at about fivemiles an hour Amy Martin supposedly studied creative writing, but her writing doesn t seem yo be professionally at all.I learned, I think in grade nine, that when you write a story, what you write about should either take the story forward or backwards Also, you should put in information that the reader would like to read about and that have some significance in the story The reader would not want to know if the driver looked both ways as she pulled the car forward, or if the driver was driving 5 miles per hour If yo