Perfected

Perfected

Book - 2014
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As soon as the government passed legislation allowing humans to be genetically engineered and sold as pets, the rich and powerful rushed to own beautiful girls like Ella. Trained from birth to be graceful, demure, and above all, perfect, these "family companions" enter their masters' homes prepared to live a life of idle luxury. Ella is happy with her new role as playmate for a congressman's bubbly young daughter, but she doesn't expect Penn, the congressman's handsome and rebellious son. He's the only person who sees beyond the perfect exterior to the girl within. Falling for him goes against every rule she knows...and the freedom she finds with him is intoxicating.
Publisher: Fort Collins, CO :, Entangled Publishing, LLC,, 2014
ISBN: 9781622662685
1622662687
Call Number: TEEN F BIRC
Characteristics: 281 pages ; 23 cm

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sdayton79
Jul 17, 2017

The world-building, as is in the case so often with these types of books, is so interesting, and I wish there was more about it included in the book. Through some mysterious circumstances, girls are now bred to be perfect, then adopted as pets by the rich. Yeah.

Being girls, they often face sexual abuse, and are tossed out when they do, to be replaced with a new pet, who will probably also face sexual abuse, and be disposed of in the same way. The protag is the second pet in her household, the first having met the aforementioned fate. Everyone tsk-tsk's at Papa Rapey, and then just shrugs it off, I guess?

Ella (Protag) is kidnapped by some well-meaning but generally shitty revolutionaries meaning to set her free, and is "rescued" by Papa Rapey, and brought home. But, after finding out how much This Sucks(TM), and also falling in love as some half-assed side plot with Mr. Rich Man's emo son, she decides to peace out, ft. Emo Son.

Overall, the book isn't BAD. Although it's dominated by the love plot (which I, frankly, couldn't be bothered with) there is just enough interesting world-building going on in the background to have kept me reading. I might even read Tarnished some day.

AL_KATI Jun 28, 2017

Sometimes dystopian fiction goes too far with a concept. This book made me uncomfortable.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 03, 2017

16-year-old Ella is part of the “Greenwich Girls” where they are bred to be perfect and beautiful. The government passed legislation to allow humans to be sold as pets. Ella is chosen by a congressman to be a playmate with their bubbly daughter Ruby. She doesn't expect Penn the congressman's handsome and rebellious son. He's the only person who can see who Ella truly is on the inside. But Ella soon discovers her owner's last pet was sent away. Ella then debates if she wants to live a life of luxury. Perfected is a chilling look at what it means to be human and the power of love to set us free. I recommend it to anyone who enjoyed Kiera Cass’s “The Selection”. This book leaves you thinking a lot about the characters at the end. Can't wait to read the sequel. 4.5/5 stars
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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green_camel_212
Apr 08, 2016

Loved this book. Can't wait to read the next one!

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stephaniedchase
Jul 28, 2014

Teens will likely devour this book, featuring a fascinating concept -- cloned humans as pets, a love story, and a gentle yet rather terrifying introduction into ethics and politics.

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unicorn150
Apr 20, 2016

unicorn150 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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