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The bills Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules Ben asking her out and her dad back in the picture how long will she be able to go on faking perfect . Based on the blurb for this book I was anticipating a lot typical high school drama and definitely boy drama Neither of those things were really present This book was weird for me because it totally wasn t what I expected The romance part of this story was really background noise than anything While she does date two boys during this book I didn t really feel like either relationship was fully developed Lexi ends up falling for one of these boys but we didn t get a ton of information about him he was of a mysterious supporting character than a full fledged main characterThe story focuses on Lexi who has a whole host of problems from self esteem to smoking to serious parental issues We follow her through her daily personal trials and triumphs She does end up falling in love and she does have some high school drama and this is all important to the story but than anything it s important for Lexi s growth I don t even think it s really necessary to mention the boys or the friends that Lexi has because really they re just all stepping stones for her in this book This book was interesting and different from what I normally read I don t think I would classify this as romance probably a self discovery sort of teen book The book could be pared down some I found myself skimming over paragraphs and that s something I don t normally doARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Let Sleeping Dogs Lie years But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules Ben asking her out and her dad back in the picture how long will she be able to go on faking perfect . Based on the blurb for this book I was anticipating a lot typical high school drama and definitely boy drama Neither of those things were really present This book was weird for me because it totally wasn t what I expected The romance part of this story was really background noise than anything While she does date two boys during this book I didn t really feel like either relationship was fully developed Lexi ends up falling for one of these boys but we didn t get a ton of information about him he was of a mysterious supporting character than a full fledged main characterThe story focuses on Lexi who has a whole host of problems from self esteem to smoking to serious parental issues We follow her through her daily personal trials and triumphs She does end up falling in love and she does have some high school drama and this is all important to the story but than anything it s important for Lexi s growth I don t even think it s really necessary to mention the boys or the friends that Lexi has because really they re just all stepping stones for her in this book This book was interesting and different from what I normally read I don t think I would classify this as romance probably a self discovery sort of teen book The book could be pared down some I found myself skimming over paragraphs and that s something I don t normally doARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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Friend and unreuited crush BenBecause with his integrity and values and golden boy looks Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay. What an insufferable read I had to drag myself into finishing this book I kept hoping that I d find something redeeming about this novel but if it did came well I didn t notice it and I couldn t care less because I was too busy fuming Never have I been so angry at a main character before Lexi is a shallow and ungrateful bitch and I couldn t feel even an ounce of sorry for her The love interest on the other hand didn t evoke any interest from me either How could I when I never even got to know about him anyway How could I root for him when I barely knew him The only characters that I really enjoyed are Norlan and Amber They re real people and the kind whom I wanna be friends with so I don t see why Norlan s BFFs with Lexi anyway He s way too cool for her More to come later after I nurse this headache this book gave me

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When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High's resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year he seemed perfectly okay with her rules1 Avoid her at school2 Keep his mouth shut about what they do together3 Never tease her about her. Welcome to another episode of Inside Aly s Brain Where I ramble and hope to God someone can make sense of it I really really wanted to like Faking Perfect I wanted to sympathise with Lexi and fall head over heels of Tyler and maybe even feel something for Ben Unfortunately once I finished I was left feeling very disappointed Empty BoredThe main problems stem from the characters I knew this would involved a love triangle before I started and I knew it was going to deal with family issues and friend issues and fitting in issues It s why I reuested it on NetGalley But I just could not give a crap about any of the characters And the romance Non existentPROBLEM 1 LexiShe s faking perfect so that she can fit in with the Cool Crowd In the first few pages we re told exactly how long it takes her to get ready how meticulously she hides her freckles and how long it takes her to get her hair just right Which is fine By all means carry on But then that s uickly followed by thoughts of Tyler the bad boy she seduced at the beginning of senior year The guy she uses for sexWith her absentee crackhead father and an alcoholic mother I was ready to dole out the sympathy Lexi came across as a young teen confused and uncertain about the world but then that evolved into outright whining Unless it s about her we know literally nothing about anyone else unless it s public knowledge Throughout her relationship with Tyler we know nothing about him What we know about Ben is what anyone in the high school already knew Because unless it s about Lexi then it doesn t matter RightWRONG The lack of information really made it hard for me to feel something Instead I was left with that hollowness that comes the moment after you ve just scarfed a cheeseburger It felt good at the time but afterwards EHPROBLEM 2 The Romance Or lack thereofAs with all stories about unreuited love Lexi finally gets her chance to date Ben Immediately we know Ben isn t all he s cracked up to be Mostly because all his ex girlfriends have said how controlling and annoying he is Yeah he always gets upset when he finds out the girl he s dating is an actual human being with flaws like everyone else Making mistakes is an inexcusable offense you know Instead of being a good person Lexi stops talking to her best friend of thirteen years Nolan because it bothers Ben She doesn t drink because it bothers Ben She doesn t have any kind of good time because it bothers Ben It s pretty obvious that Ben is a dickwad who needs a kick up the backside But no Lexi gushes about how perfect he is and how NICE kissing him is Nice is the one word I really don t like including good They re so lackluster like fillers And you don t want filler in your hot romance now do youWe know nothing about Tyler We know Ben is a douchebag And that s it How am I supposed to root for either of them How am I supposed to feel all the things I was obviously supposed to feel We meet Tyler on the very first page as he s sneaking out of her window to keep their affair uiet and then he decides to stay a little longer Apparently that was a sign that things were changing between them but I must ve missed the memo Since then we only see him a handful of times before or after they ve had sex So really there is no space for conversation between them Even Lexi admits that she knows nothing at all about himPROBLEM 3 Character Development There is none To be fair I wasn t expecting it but Tyler apparently grows up By growing up I mean he stops selling weed at parties stops drinking and driving and gets his act together Which excuse me I would expect that off ANY guy I m having a relationship with I would much rather have someone I can hold a conversation with rather than someone who is far too stoned to count on one handLexi on the other hand goes from okay to downright annoying After meeting with her long lost father she is fundamentally unhappy about everything EVERYTHING Her life school her friends or lack thereof at this point her mother Nolan Everything I just couldn t get behind her or her thoughts and I was grateful at the end that it well endedUltimately I feel very confused about this book Not about the story itself but I m not sure whether I liked it not One on hand I must ve enjoyed it because I read it in one evening albeit it is short so there must ve been something that kept me reading On the other I did not enjoy the characters the romance or even the plot line A lot of it felt reminiscent of Sarah Dessen but Sarah Dessen would ve been able to pull this off and make me feel all the feels She s my favourite author for a reason25 stars and a uivering eyebrow because eh


10 thoughts on “Faking Perfect

  1. says:

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Kensington Books and

  2. says:

    4 Imperfect stars from me That book was a pleasant surprise for meIn the begining i thought that it will be one common book but it was than thatIt was very emotional and it was having a great message to deliver That you have to embrace your imperfection and to not seeking for perfection because most of the times perfect is fake and

  3. says:

    Welcome to another episode of Inside Aly's Brain Where I ramble and hope to God someone can make sense of it I really really wanted to like Faking Perfect I wanted to sympathise with Lexi and fall head over heels of Tyler a

  4. says:

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Teen for sending me this book in exchange of an honest review Despite my low rating this book was not an insufferable read Faking Perfect is about a girl name Lexi Shaw she hangs out with cliues whom are perfect to cover up her flaws behind the act She sleeps with Tyler Flynn the ultimate bad boy o

  5. says:

    What an insufferable read I had to drag myself into finishing this book I kept hoping that I'd find something redeeming about this novel but if it did came well I didn't notice it and I couldn't care less because I was too

  6. says:

    NOT review Okay this is so weird I accidentally saw this book and the cover just then but I suddenly recognized the cover because it's actually the one for the Chinese version of Me Before You cfIs it just me or do they really look exactly the same?

  7. says:

    Based on the blurb for this book I was anticipating a lot typical high school drama and definitely boy drama Neit

  8. says:

    425 starsI really really enjoyed this book I went into this expecting just a typical light fluffy contemporary read but I t

  9. says:

    This and other reviews can be found on my blog Book Blog Bird 45 starsFaking Perfect is the story of Lexi a girl with a pretty crap home life who thinks that the answer to all her problems is to try and fit in with the popular crowd Unfortunately for her shiny image she also has a weakness for bad boys and when she seduces resident tattoo sporting weed dealing miscreant Tyler Flynn at the beginning of her senior year and carries on a sec

  10. says:

    Reasons to read Faking Perfect   1Tyler Flynn is fantastic Forgive me for starting this “review” with Tyler Flynn but bear with me for a mo

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