Eden, a 15 year-old girl with steady boyfriend, Connor, leads a fairly ordinary life. When we meet her, she is facing up to the unwelcome prospect of her GCSE exams. What makes her life so much more bearable is her best friend Bonnie, with whom she shares all her secrets and intimacies. Suddenly Bonnie disappears with her boyfriend, Jack, about whom Eden knows little. Yet this is just the beginning of the shocking revelations for Eden as she struggles with her conscience and her responsibilities.
This beautifully written young adult novel handles sensitive issues very skilfully as it tells the story of how Eden confronts and questions everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.
Parents should be aware that this novel deals with sensitive issues, albeit in a responsible way, and contains occasional swearing.
15 year old Eden is horrified to learn that her best friend, Bonnie, the girl with whom she shares all her secrets and intimacies, has run off with a boy a week before their GCSE exams begin. That’s just the start of the shocking revelations…
‘Goodbye Perfect‘ is a moving and beautifully written young adult novel that skilfully, and tastefully, explores the dilemma of friendship and growing up. We follow Eden as she confronts everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.
Parents should be aware that this title deals with adult issues, albeit in a sensitive and responsible way, and contains swearing.