Perfect on Paper: Book summary and reviews of Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

Perfect on Paper

by Sophie Gonzales

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Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Mar 9, 2021
    352 pages
    Genre: Novels

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In Sophie Gonzales' Perfect on Paper, Leah on the Offbeat meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before: a bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates is hired by the hot guy to help him get his ex back

Her advice, spot on. Her love life, way off.

Darcy Phillips:

  • Can give you the solution to any of your relationship woes―for a fee.
  • Uses her power for good. Most of the time.
  • Really cannot stand Alexander Brougham.
  • Has maybe not the best judgement when it comes to her best friend, Brooke…who is in love with someone else.
  • Does not appreciate being blackmailed.

However, when Brougham catches her in the act of collecting letters from locker 89―out of which she's been running her questionably legal, anonymous relationship advice service―that's exactly what happens. In exchange for keeping her secret, Darcy begrudgingly agrees to become his personal dating coach―at a generous hourly rate, at least. The goal? To help him win his ex-girlfriend back.

Darcy has a good reason to keep her identity secret. If word gets out that she's behind the locker, some things she's not proud of will come to light, and there's a good chance Brooke will never speak to her again.

Okay, so all she has to do is help an entitled, bratty, (annoyingly hot) guy win over a girl who's already fallen for him once? What could go wrong?

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"[A] classic teenage rom-com packed with misunderstandings and slow-burn attraction...Darcy gives well-researched advice that prioritizes communication, consent, and healthy realism. Gonzales similarly presents mature perspectives on recreational drug use and biphobia...Thoughtful and well executed." - Kirkus Reviews

"A highly inclusive read with many characters identifying as LGBTQ+, this delightful foray into the world of high school relationships is a fantastic read for romance fans." - School Library Journal

"Charming and compulsively readable....Equal parts heady and heartfelt, it's perfect not only on paper, but in every way it works itself in and hangs on past the final page." - Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of If I'm Being Honest

"Full of swoons and angst and packaged carefully with heart, Perfect on Paper was a brilliant study on the complications of first loves." - Erin Hahn, author of You'd Be Mine and More than Maybe

"With plenty of swoons and off-the-charts chemistry, Sophie Gonzales has delivered a rom-com that is the perfect blend of humor, heart, and truth. Perfect on Paper is a must read for all rom-com fans!" - Kevin van Whye, author of Date Me, Bryson Keller

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Sophie Gonzales

Sophie Gonzales is a YA contemporary author. She lives in Melbourne, Australia where she works within the field of mental health. When she isn't writing, she can be found ice skating, performing in musical theatre, and practicing the piano. She is the author of The Law of Inertia, Only Mostly Devastated, and Perfect on Paper.

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