Piper Perish

Piper Perish

by Kayla Cagan


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"There may not be another book published ... that is more perfect for artistic [readers] who love stability yet crave adventure." —Teen Vogue

Debut author Kayla Cagan breathes new life into fiction in this dynamic, authentic book. Warhol-obsessed Piper will have readers asking big questions along with her. What is love? What is friendship? What is family? What should I wear?

Piper Perish inhales air and exhales art. The sooner she and her best friends can get out of Houston and get to New York City, the better. Art school has been Piper's dream forever, and now that senior year is halfway over, she's never felt more ready. But in the final months before graduation, things are weird with her friends and stressful with three different guys, and Piper's sister's tyranny thwarts every attempt at happiness for the Perish family. Piper's art just might be enough to get her out. But is she brave enough to seize that power when it means giving up so much?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452155838
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 424,510
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kayla Cagan is a writer and playwright. She received her BFA in Theater from Stephen F. Austin University. She lives in Los Angeles. This is her first book.

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Piper Perish 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ksnapier475 More than 1 year ago
Piper Perish is a young adult book which would be perfect for the teen who has the creative side. I am an adult and I found this book captivating. The teens in this book dream big and aim for the sky, even when others do not see how they can meet these dreams. They learn how trusting these dreams can lead to situations which make them uncomfortable but if they stick with it they will see great things in their lives I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I was given this book by NetGalley and Chronicle Books in exchange for my honest review.
MorrisMorgan More than 1 year ago
“Piper Perish” is the perfect book for the kids who are creative and ponder life’s big questions. It’s also great for the adults who once were those kids and probably are still the same as adults. I really wish there would have been a book like this when I was in middle and high school. Highly recommended! This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Piper Perish" grabbed me on page one and didn't let go until the book finished, when I reluctantly put it down because it was the last page. I found the characters endearing and complicated, like life and high school and art and friendships can be. I enjoyed the diary format, especially that it varied from reporting events of the day and recording conversations. Highly recommended for teenage and adult readers.
BooksforKatie More than 1 year ago
A diary style book about a teenage girl about to graduate high school. There are dealings with insecurity about turning her (ex)boyfriend gay. She also has to find her way to get her dreams. Piper lives in small town Texas, but dreams of going to art school in New York. Things get messy with her family and friends, while trying to make those dreams come true. I believe that this book is way more realistic than many think. Who wouldn't question themselves if their ex comes out as gay while you are dating, especially when growing up conservative in high school. My sisters and I fought much like they did and there really isn't much explanation as to why, but our relationships are much better now. Sometime boys get in the way of what we really want and our friendships. Piper learns that sometimes she has to work really hard to get what she wants, and even then it may not happen. I really wish the book wouldn't have had a happy ending for Piper. Rarely are opportunities like the one Piper gets happen. Why are there not a lot of books that have the main character not get what they want? Everyone needs to learn to respect what they have and expand on them by working hard. However, I am hoping that there will be a sequel. I want to know about Piper's adventures! Thank you Chronicle Books and NetGalley for the digital ARC of this book, which made this honest review possible.