Book Review: Future Perfect by Jen Larsen

Published October 2, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
Future Perfect
by Jen Larsen
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: October 6th 2015

Genre: Young Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, High School
Rate: INSERT YOUR REVIEW HERE
Synopsis:
Every year on her birthday, Ashley Perkins gets a card from her grandmother—a card that always contains a promise: lose enough weight, and I will buy your happiness.
Ashley doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with the way she looks, but no amount of arguing can persuade her grandmother that “fat” isn’t a dirty word—that Ashley is happy with her life, and her body, as it is.
But Ashley wasn’t counting on having her dreams served up on a silver platter at her latest birthday party. She falters when Grandmother offers the one thing she’s always wanted: tuition to attend Harvard University—in exchange for undergoing weight loss surgery.
As Ashley grapples with the choice that little white card has given her, she feels pressured by her friends, her family, even administrators at school. But what’s a girl to do when the reflection in her mirror seems to bother everyone but her?
Through her indecisions and doubts, Ashley’s story is a liberating one—a tale of one girl, who knows that weight is just a number, and that no one is completely perfect.

I love reading books that aren’t like the ones I have read before and Future Perfect was just that!! i have read plenty YA books that have felt with various issues, but have not read one dealing with perception and body issues. I feel like this is a nice book for YA readers to read since it is extremely common for children to be bullied or made fun of based on their weight. It was interesting that in the case of this book, it was Ashley’s grandmother who took the role of the bully. She would constantly bring up her weight and offer things like money for each pound she lost.
I also enjoyed that this book was a positive books and well written! Ashley had so much going on and all of it was so realistic! Again, I think young readers will really love to read this.
 
 
 
 
 
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Jen Larsen is the author of Future Perfect and Stranger Here: How Weight Loss Surgery Transformed My Body and Messed With My Head. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of San Francisco and currently lives in Madison, WI. Find her at jenlarsen.net.
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