Fun fact: young adult is also known as YA and contemporary is often referred to in schools as realistic fiction. So young adult contemporary = ya contemporary = YA-C = you get the idea…
Perfection and Other Illusive Things
In Perfection and Other Illusive Things, Eden wakes up perfect, goes after everything she’s ever wanted, and gets it. Easy peasy—or maybe not. Maybe perfection isn’t really what she wanted after all.
Drawn to Hawk and intrigued by his colorful best friend Ivy, Eden thinks maybe she could choose something more than the safe, vanilla life she’s always had. Juggling her old life and new friends is more difficult than she imagines though, and one night—one party—changes everything. Now she’s grounded, kicked off the volleyball team, and fighting with her best friends. Fine, she thinks, if her old life doesn’t want her, she’ll burrow herself in the new. Except Ivy outs a secret Eden thought was for her and Hawk alone. Retribution comes fast, and Ivy accuses Eden of being the tattletale. If Eden can’t embrace her true self and clear her name, she’ll burn everyone she cares about and lose herself in the process.
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One week on an Alaskan cruise, three teens, and an endless trail of lies… Enter a series of thefts on board and they all fall under scrutiny. Though Navy acts a proper preacher’s daughter, she did end up with someone else’s purse in her hands, and Jesse knows way more than he should about what’s gone missing. Isaiah, however, is the one with motive—enough money and he could get back to his ranch. Each holds a piece of the truth, but exposing the thief could damn them all. They must navigate through the lies they’ve told, choose between standing together or saving themselves, and decide if innocence is worth facing their ugliest secrets.