Publisher: Simon Pulse
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. Simon & Schuster will debut her adult romance novels in 2013, with many more teen novels scheduled for the next few years. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son.
Jennifer Echols is one of the best YA Contemporary Authors out there, and if you've picked up just one of her novels, you would know that straight from the start. Her mix of humor, romance and capturing the drama and realistic aspects of life in High School are just a few of the things that make me love the Superlatives series in particular.
The second book in the Superlatives series is Perfect Couple, which is my favourite so far. Harper is yearbook photographer and it's her job to capture the memories of the times that everyone will one day look back on. She's great at that, except her life is anything as perfect as the pictures she takes. Her parents divorce have left her at a loss for any relationship in her own life even though the senior class voted her and Brody, the quarterback, "The Perfect Couple That Never Was". Harper can't see herself with him, even though her friends pester her to ask him out.
Although Brody is startled as to why they were deemed a "Perfect Couple" too. They're opposites, and have nothing in common. Except being labelled as the Perfect Couple That Never Was, that is. And that's what ignites the fire between them, the hesitation over their senior class giving them this label, and then, they discover that maybe they're not as far apart as they thought. But even the "Perfect Couple" get lost along the way and Harper and Brody do before long. Still, they can't seem to forget each other no matter what's happening in their lives. Almost like a magnetic pull, they can't seem to stay away from each other in thoughts or in person.
Perfect Couple was everything I expected it to be. Dramatic, realistic and utterly flawless. Jennifer never fails to deliver a romance that swoons, surprises and lights up like fireworks on the pages. Anything less than five-stars would be criminal.