Finding Perfect

Finished Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz. I received a copy for review. 

Molly’s mom has moved to Canada for a year for her job. It’s only for a year but Molly has a plan to ensure that her mom comes home: win her school’s slam poetry competition. Except working on her poetry is getting harder as Molly’s rituals start to take over her life. 

I loved this book and it broke my heart. It was hard to see Molly spiraling out of control, unwilling to tell someone or try and get help. 

This is handled extremely sensitively. The reader can empathize with Molly and she’s never portrayed as an object of ridicule. (When some girls make fun of her, others stick up for her.)

This is a debut novel and I can’t wait to see what Elly Swartz does next. Recommended. 

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