Monday, December 19, 2011

Review: Flawless

By: Lara Chapman
Release Date: May 10, 2011

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.

Thank you to Amanda from Letters Inside Out for the fabulous giveaway of this book, it's always fun to win books from other great bloggers.

This book was a fun and easy read.  These are the kind of books I look for at the end of the year when everything is so hectic I just want happy thoughts and an uncomplicated read.  So I'm sure you know the famous story of Cyrano de Bargerac about a guy who loves this girl but his nose is too big and he doesnt' have enough confidence to believe she will love him so he speaks his words through someone else.  Yes this is a modern day version of that same story but instead of a guy it's a girl in high school.  Who sounds to me like she is really beautiful but her nose holds her back.  Even though in her mind she doesn't think it holds her back to everyone else they can plainly see it (not the nose but the wall).

Because of her facial feature she puts up this wall and doesn't let anyone in, that is until Rock comes into her life, but he goes for her perfect best friend.  Her not so intelligent best friend.  While Rock is more of an intellectual type and more suited for Sarah, Kristen wants to impress him so she has Sarah write to him on face book and email.  In doing this it's really Sarah;s own words and wishes that she is expressing to Rock, it's the only way she can tell him how she really feels (by pretending to be someone else).  I'm sure you know how the story unfolds but it's great to see old stories modernized into something more relate able for younger generations.  The book was great, was glad I finally picked it up.  Remember if you think something is wrong - then you probably shouldn't be doing it and "To thy own self be true".

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