Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Perfect Couple {by Jennifer Echols}

Title: Perfect Couple
Author: Jennifer Echols
Series: Superlatives, #2
Genre: YA Contemporary
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Received via Edelweiss

In this second book in The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summer author Jennifer Echols, Harper and Brody think they're an unlikely match, but the senior class says they belong together.
As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parents' bitter divorce left her wondering what a loving relationship looks like. And ever since the senior class voted her and star quarterback Brody Perfect Couple That Never Was, her friends have been pushing her to ask Brody out.
Brody doesn't lack female admirers, but Harper can't see herself with him. He's confused about the match too. Yet they find themselves drawn together, first by curiosity about why the class paired them, then by an undeniable bond.
The trouble is, though they're attracted to each other, they have a hard time getting along or even communicating well. If they're the perfect couple, this shouldn't be so difficult! Soon it becomes clear their class was wrong, and they throw in the towel. But they feel so changed from making the effort, they can't forget each other. What if this match made in hell is the perfect couple after all?

This was a cute story. I am loving this series, and have fallen so in love with these characters. Although I can't wait for Sawyer and Kaye's story, this was also a sweet, fun read.

Harper is the school's yearbook photographer. She's shy, artsy, likes to dress vintage, and can't imagine why the school would pair her up with Brody, the school jock, as Perfect Couple That Never Was. They are so mismatched it's comical. But they both have feelings for each other that they can't deny. 

I liked Harper. I think because she's a little like me, what with being introverted and all. But it's her senior year, and she wants to come out of her shell. Harper goes through growth that was showcased exceptionally well. From learning that standing up for yourself does not mean always rebelling against what others say, to finding out what she really wants from life, I think it protested the conflicted life of teenagers really well. 

I had some issues with this book, such as: was Harper changing herself to get a guy or truly for herself? Should you really date someone just because the school voted so? Also, her and Brody's initial "cheating" bugged me because she was SO against it, what with her parents going through a divorce, but apparently not against it enough to stop doing it. I realize teenage hormones and yada yada but still. 

I of course, loved the supporting cast. They were so fun, and kept it interesting. The angst was real in this one. All in all, it was a cute, fluffy book that will sure to have you wanting the next book now just to get more of these characters.

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