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Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips Blog Tour Stop

Faking Perfect“Edgy and honest, Faking Perfect is the real thing.” –Huntley Fitzpatrick
When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High's resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules:
1. Avoid her at school.
2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together.
3. Never tease her about her fr
iend (and unrequited crush) Ben.
Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?

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After reading both the synopsis of Faking Perfect and the blurb from Huntley Fitzpatrick, I was convinced I had to read it. It didn’t disappoint, and although it took a different direction than I thought it would, I ended up loving the way Lexi’s story was told.

Lexi is one of those characters that you want to realize what she has around her and that maybe being perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Her family’s background of her dad having left her and her mom not being the most responsible lead her to think of herself the way she does. However, I loved some of the people around her- namely her best friend, Nolan, and Tyler.

Nolan and Lexi are an example of a guy and girl best friend pair who are exactly that- just friends. I loved their friendship and how Nolan almost filled in the role of a brother to Lexi. Their relationship was so refreshing to read about.

The romance wasn’t as big of a part of the novel as I thought it would be. Most of the novel deals with Lexi struggling to be the girl she thinks she has to be, so the romance was more of a secondary storyline. However, I loved the romance that was there! Tyler was such a great guy and I really enjoyed reading about how his and Lexi’s relationship developed over the course of the novel.

Overall, Faking Perfect is a great novel with a resounding message. I’d highly recommend this one to any fan of contemporaries! I’d give Faking Perfect 4 out of 5 flowers :)

Rebecca PhillipsRebecca Phillips has been a fan of contemporary young adult fiction ever since she first discovered Judy Blume at the age of twelve. After a brief stint writing bad poetry as a teenager, she finally found her niche with realistic, comingofage YA. Her third novel, OUT OF NOWHERE, was a finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. She's also the author of the best-selling JUST YOU series. Her next YA novel, FAKING PERFECT (Kensington), is set to be released on June 30, 2015.
Rebecca lives just outside the beautiful city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband, two children, and one spoiled rotten cat. She absolutely loves living so close to the ocean. When she’s not tapping away on her laptop, she can be found vacuuming up cat hair, spending time with her family, watching reality TV, reading all different genres of books, or strolling around the bookstore with a vanilla latte in her hand.

Rebecca is represented by Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency.

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1 comment:

  1. While it all sounds good, I'm a little disappointed about the romance not being a factor in this novel. It sure sounded like it, though!


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