Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Review: Flawless by Lara Chapman

Flawless by Lara Chapman

GoodReads description:
Sarah Burke is just about perfect. She's got killer blue eyes, gorgeous blond hair, and impeccable grades. There's just one tiny-all right, enormous-flaw: her nose. But even that's not so bad. Sarah's got the best best-friend and big goals for print journalism fame.

On the first day of senior year, Rock Conway walks into her journalism class and, well, rocks her world. Problem is, her best friend, Kristen, falls for him too. And when Rock and Kristen stand together, it's like Barbie and Ken come to life. So when Kristen begs Sarah to help her nab Rock, Sarah does the only thing a best friend can do-she agrees. For someone so smart, what was she thinking?

This hip retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac is filled with hilariously misguided matchmaking, sweet romance, and a gentle reminder that we should all embrace our flaws.


After being caught up with several series books, this stand alone was a refreshing change of pace. 

Most people have something about them that they would like to change. Sarah's decision to not make the change that her mom would like her to, makes her into a stronger person. Even though some of the choices Sarah makes are predictable, it is easy to put yourself into her shoes and understand why she made those choices.  I enjoyed reading Sarah’s writing’s throughout the book and think her essay will speak to many people of all ages.  

As an intermediate teacher, I think there are lessons to be learned from this story and I'm sure I will have several students checking it out next school year. I found it easy to like the characters and think Flawless is a wonderful quick read that would be great company on the beach or lake or anywhere you like to relax and read.

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