Stupid Perfect World [NOOK Book]

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In this future-set novella by bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, Kieran Black lives in a "perfect" world. Disease and starvation have been eradicated, sleep is unnecessary, and it takes no time at all to go from the Bahamas to the moon. But now Kieran has to take Scarcity, a class about how people lived in the bad old days. And as if sitting through an hour of Scarcity every day wasn't depressing enough, it's final projects time. Each student must choose some form of ancient hardship to experience for two whole...

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Stupid Perfect World

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Overview

In this future-set novella by bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, Kieran Black lives in a "perfect" world. Disease and starvation have been eradicated, sleep is unnecessary, and it takes no time at all to go from the Bahamas to the moon. But now Kieran has to take Scarcity, a class about how people lived in the bad old days. And as if sitting through an hour of Scarcity every day wasn't depressing enough, it's final projects time. Each student must choose some form of ancient hardship to experience for two whole weeks. Kieran chooses having to sleep eight hours a night, which doesn't seem too annoying.

Maria Borsotti has never thought much of Kieran, but she decides to take pity on him and help him out with his project. Soon, Kieran is sleeping and having vivid dreams, while Maria, whose Scarcity project is to give up all teenage hormone regulation, is experiencing emotions she never knew she had. As their assignments draw them closer together, they begin to wonder if the olden days weren't so bad. Maybe something has been missing from their perfect lives after all?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062244079
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Series: HarperTeen Impulse
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 55
  • Sales rank: 32,181
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 370 KB

Meet the Author

Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld is the author of ten books for young adults, including Peeps, The Last Days, and the Midnighters trilogy. He was born in Texas in 1963, is married to the Hugo-nominated writer Justine Larbalestier, and splits his time between New York and Sydney. His latest book is Extras, the fourth in the bestselling Uglies series.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Oh boy

    I really need to read the comments before i buy another book! Nowhere did it say novella, 45 pages? Dude get over yourself so not worth $1.99.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Lovely

    This is a pretty short e-book, but it is classic Scott Westerfeld. He writes like no other can. Thought short, it is still filled with the Westerfeld's original and creative ideas for the future world. It was a very enjoyable read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Really Short!!!

    I wish it had said somewhere that it was only 46 pages. Its a good idea, but it needed to be a lot longer. I feel like the author could have expanded on this and made an amazing novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Way too short

    The book was ok good point but needed more detail. It would have brrb better if it was a novel in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Short & thoughtful

    Nice and quick read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Okay short story

    Loved The Uglies books so I wanted to try this. Good story but wouldn't have bought if I realized it was only 46 pages. Definitely could've done more with this book, possibly built a series from it. Mostly disapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    THIS BOOK IS ONLY 45 PAGES

    Just so you know because i didnt

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Imagine a world without sickness or disease; a utopia that we al

    Imagine a world without sickness or disease; a utopia that we all dream of. Now take it a step further and imagine sleep is no longer needed, hormones are regulated, transporting to another country is just seconds away. This is the paradise-like world set up in Stupid Perfect World. The novella alternates POVs between Kieran and Maria. Maria has a crush on Kieran, but he’s not the girl his eyes are set on. During Scarcity class, a class that focuses on life before perfection, the students are asked to opt for a certain ‘problem’ from back in the day. Maria opts to stop her hormones from being regulated; she wants to feel things full force. Kieran, not having prepared for this project, opts to add sleep to his schedule. When the two projects merge, dreams and strong emotions, a connectionis formed. This is a beautiful short story, and my only complaint is that it wasn’t nearly long enough. Scott has such a way with creating this unique worlds and this novella is no exception.




    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Short & Imaginative

    This is a short story, so don't expect the depth of a novel. Even so, it shows some real imagination & interesting ideas. Even a middle-aged guy like me can relate to this YA story (I remember being that young once). Well worth your time. It's the first Westerfeld story that I have read. It won't be my last.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Excellent book!

    I loved this book. I am a big fan of the Uglies series, and this book satisfied my dystopian craving. The length, in my opinion, just helped the book on its way to be one of my favorites.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Great

    Just a little story on how teens react to the opposite sex in a futuristic setting. Even though it is sometimes suggestive it is an overall good story for teens and adults alike.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Tae

    He stomps in and sets up targets with dominos face on it and chops each one down with ease, and they were full concrete. Oh how I love my sword, and hate domino

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Questions....(>.>)

    I got the sample and i don't like the writing style. It felt like i was reading something a 5th grader wrote. It could use ALOT of improvement. But, i could overlook the bad writing for the sake of a good plot and good story/character development. So could anyone tell me some good points about the story? Are the characters deep or just underdeveloped? Does the story answer questions or leave you with no answers? Does the plot come together or is it just confusing? I would really like to know, because this is a series (right?) and whats the point if its awful? So thank you ^_^~Natalia <3

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    If you liked the Uglies Series

    Even though it was really short, the read was not so bad. It made me think of the Uglies series which was awesome. I wish that it was longer because it would have made a great series. Who knows maybe it will or not. I think it was and interesting read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Great

    Too short, but still great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Love Scott Westerfeld!

    Everything he writes is awesome!! Just saying!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Dragonstar to mossstar

    Sorry for yelling at you at yellowfangs secret..... i meen, just because we have the same name for our clans, doesn't meen we have to be enemies, right? So what i am declaring is a truce.~dragonstar ps: sorry for calling you a baby! : )

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Mossstar to mossstar

    Ha ha ha!!! My name is mosstar too. But im the leader of hailclan at hail result one. It must be a GREAT name i bothe pf us have it!!! (: come visit melets stay in touch. Kit (keep in touch(haha it spells KIT)) Bye!!! ~mosstar leader of hailclan

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    Great

    Book

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

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