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Present Perfect

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  • Posted September 15, 2013

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    Amanda and Noah were born 1 minute apart at the hospital and sin

    Amanda and Noah were born 1 minute apart at the hospital and since then have pretty much been best friends ever since. Amanda has a big sister Emily, who she thinks is perfect in every way and Amanda feels like she is always 2nd best and never good enough. When they reach the teenage years they realize they have more than just "friend" feeling for each other, but Amanda says she can not act on them for fearing of losing Noah forever.

    This book had me loving and hating it at the same time. There were times I just wanted to grab Amanda and scream and yell at her to try and get it to sink in at what a good thing she has with Noah, yet I could understand and sympathize with her in why she felt the way she did, but it still made me frustrated. Then to the end of the book, WOW, make sure you have a box of tissues handy. I did find myself glancing ahead on the page a lot which I have never done before. I had to keep telling myself to just read the book I will get to that spot eventually. This will definitely be a book I will re-read because I'm sure there is a lot I missed or didn't catch the first!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Good story

    This was a great story of pure and endless love, but I feel like there were just too many different things to focus on throughout the book. Lots of drama but still a good story

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  • Posted August 11, 2013

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    Let me start by saying that I'm not an ugly crier on a lot of bo

    Let me start by saying that I'm not an ugly crier on a lot of books, but dammit if this one didn't make me ugly cry!! So well worth the read though, trust me!

    Present Perfect hooked me in gradually (so keep reading if you think you might put it down!) but then I became so caught up in Tweet(Amanda)'s and Noah's lives, I found myself looking for every moment in the day when I could sneak a read. Alison Bailey delivered a story that took me on a journey from friendship, to young love, to painful moments, to stupid mistakes, to unending love. Although this is a New Adult novel, I really feel it moved from Young Adult to New Adult to Contemporary Romance and is hard to categorize.

    Tweet grows up under her older sister's shadow, or at least that's her perception of it. She constantly feels inadequate and not perfect enough to deserve what she really wants in life - to be with Noah and let him love her. Those perceptions make her say and do stupid, stupid things that hurt Noah over and over. Yet Noah, god, he's the most patient, loving man who has grown up knowing that Tweet is his, will always be his, and is perfect for him. I loved him and hurt for him and wanted to smack Tweet upside the head a few times for her callous words!!

    There are so many back and forth moments between the two and just when something seems to go their way, BAM! Life and all its ugliness hits hard! I loved Alison Bailey's treatment of what happens - it was real and painful, but also filled with moments of pure beauty and love. What an emotionally-packed read and a journey I know has made a mark on my heart.

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    Posted November 1, 2013

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