Friday, November 6, 2015

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols - OPTIONAL

Echols, Jennifer  Perfect Couple (Superlatives, #2), 301 pgs.  Simon Pulse, 2015.  $17.99  Content: Language: R (58 swears, 16 “F”); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: G.   

Harper is a photographer for the school yearbook.  She also has been matched with the star quarterback, Brody, as the “Perfect Couple that Never Was”.  As Harper becomes disenchanted with her boyfriend from the yearbook staff, she finds herself interested in Brody.  She wishes she could tell if Brody liked her or not and finds ways to hang out with him.   

This is a teen romance with the back and forth between the characters on whether or not they can trust each other.  I thought the story line by itself was entertaining and easy to recommend but couldn’t get over the amount of inappropriate content—sexual references and very heavy make out (shirts off).  The “F” word didn’t fit with the light romance story either.  Good idea, bad execution when your audience is supposed to be teenagers.   

HS-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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