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Perfect: The Call - Scarlet D'Vore, Calee Allen

I received a copy of this book through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.

This was such a cool idea for a book! I loved it. The story was fast-paced and the multiple narrators kept things interesting. This is a book with a great plot that keeps you on your toes.

While the outlook on high school follows the same old typical path of stereotypes, bullies, and self-esteem issues, the plot itself is very unique. I think the idea of the story is 5-star worthy, but I deducted points for the amount of slut-shaming, focus on appearances, and negativity in female relationships. There are few (if any) real instances of strong female characters. The females in this book are ignorant, power hungry, and selfish for the most part. While there are some redeeming instances of the female character, there are not enough to really make a powerful message of female empowerment, rather it comes off as a bunch of women clawing their way to the top over other women.

But it was still an enjoyable read. The writing was very well done with a lot of great descriptions and natural dialogue. There were quite a few typos in my copy, but the text was still understandable.

I am hoping the open ending leads to a sequel, because this is definitely a story I would like to continue. I highly recommend to those looking for a new twist on the high school mean girl story.