Saturday, November 17, 2012

Review: Hey, Nobody's Perfect by Ann Herrick


Hey, Nobody's Perfect

Her parents' divorce did not wipe out their traditional family values. Dad is still way too self-centered, Mom is still resentful, Russ is still shoving food in his mouth and Sivia doesn’t need any more drama. But when the new student, obnoxious and legless Keeley, becomes her project partner, her life becomes even more complicated. Family friction, peer pressure and her overly controlling father are threats her budding relationship—but prejudices she never knew she had and doesn't want to acknowledge are the biggest hurdle of all.




I have to start by saying that I did not want this book to end.  This book has so many life lessons that are of value to both teens and adults.  A few important topics that are covered in this novel are peer pressure, parental pressure when it comes to sports performance and being concerned about what others think of us.

Sivia’s parents are recently divorced.  She lives with her mom and brother Russell, but her dad comes by every day to control their lives. 

On the way to school one day a van splashes her and she becomes soaked.  She then sees the van parked in a handicapped parking space.   Once in school, she meets the driver of the van named Keely Parrish, who she finds out was born without legs. 

Sivia and Keely are then assigned a cooking project for class and he invites himself over to her house.  Keely gains acceptance by her family and friends and the longer they hang out together to work on the project, the more Sivia has feelings for Keely.  

This story is one that I recommend and rate it 4.5 stars.







*Read Emily's Q&A with Ann, HERE


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