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The big-hearted story of a small-town girl who discovers how wide the world really is during one transformative summer. Perfect for fans of Susane Colasanti and Sarah Dessen.
Penny loves her small-town Florida life, and she has her future mapped out. She’s going to community college after graduation to stay close to home and her best friend, Faye. She’ll take over the family diner that her dad has been managing since her mother died. And one day, she’ll marry her high school sweetheart, Logan. But when she unexpectedly lands a scholarship to a prestigious summer theater camp, she is thrust into a world of competition and self-doubt. And suddenly, her future gets a little hazy. As she meets new friends, including Chase, a talented young actor with big-city dreams, she begins to realize that maybe the life everyone (including her) expects her to lead is not the one she was meant to have.
From the acclaimed author of The Night We Said Yes and Autofocus.
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)|
|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
Lauren Gibaldi is a librarian in Orlando, Florida, where she lives with her husband and daughter. The Night We Said Yes and Autofocus were her two first books for young adults, and This Tiny Perfect World is her third. Find her online at www.laurengibaldi.com or on Twitter @laurengibaldi.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” they say. Honestly, this ‘they’ don’t sound like they know what they’re talking about. Book covers are smol, precious things that need to be cherished and admired and when I see covers that are absolutely beautiful like this one, I JUDGE THE BOOK AND EXPECT GREATNESS. Which is what brings me to the three star rating I gave This Tiny Perfect World. It was good, but it wasn’t anything special and there was nothing I hated about it either. It was one of those one-time reads, and I neither LOVE it nor do I HATE it. MY THOUGHTS: 1. This Tiny Perfect World is a story about a small town girl who is content and thinks she already has everything she wants, until she goes to acting camp and suddenly realises that she might be missing out on everything out there. There’s a boyfriend, another sort of romantic interest, two friends and acting ‘camp’ and that’s pretty much it. 2. This story was VANILLA. I don’t have anything against vanilla, but there was NOTHING new or interesting about it. The entire 300 or so pages had what the description promised and nothing else. In fact, there wasn’t even any ‘competition’ that I expected. It was a one track book, and I didn’t feel much JOY reading it. 3. At the same time, there was nothing I didn’t like either. The characters were OK, the plot was OK and the twists weren’t really twists, but were obvious plot developments. 4. I did like the female friendships in the book that Penny had with both Sam and Faith. I also really liked her relationship with her father. AND THAT’S IT. While This Tiny Perfect World was a book I didn’t mind reading, it wasn’t one I’ll be reading again. It was mediocre, at best. 3 stars.