• A slightly different photo for my @fairyloot unboxing but I just loved this shot🙊
•
As I mentioned there’s a full unboxing of the May Unlikely Romances box up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
All the creators and artists have also been tagged in this photo📸
•
I finished My Dark Vanessa too last night oh my god what a book. I loved it. •
Today I’m starting Great Expectations and going to try to get through some of that before I spend the evening with my favourite watching Netflix 💕
•
#bookstagrammer #bloggersofinstagram #bookstagram #bookish #bookblogger #blogger #bookishbox #fairyloot #subscriptionbox #bloggerlife
  • I left a piece of my heart in Brighton😍
•
And Little Hampton, Arundel and we already knew we loved Bristol.
•
There’s a rather long post up about the little road trip around the South @sam_g_oldham and I did at the end of May💕
•
So many wonderful places, great memories and lovely photos.
•
#bloggersofinstagram #travelblogger #blogger #holiday #bloggerlife #travel #brighton #bristol #littlehampton #arundel #oxford #datenight #getaway #foodblogger #brightonpier
  • Today I spent far too much money on things for upcoming holidays😂
•
I’ve lost count of the amount of linen midi dresses I now own🙈
•
The rest of the night is being spent in joggers having laptop time. I desperately need to catch up on my reviews!
•
Speaking of there’s a review of Song of Sorrow by @melindasalisbury on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
Also anyone else struggling with hay fever super bad atm?🤧
•
#bookstagrammer #bloggersofinstagram #bookstagram #bookish #book #bookblogger #blogger #bookreviewer #bookshelf #bookshelves #bookworm #songofsorrow #melindasalisbury
  • Throwback to this brilliant event at Manchester Deansgate Waterstones.
•
My interview with @stdennard has just gone up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
It was an honour and a joy to interview Sooz. I’ve loved her books for years 😍
•
📸: @coffeeeyesandblankstares
•
#bookstagrammer #bookstagram #bloggersofinstagram #bookish #book #bookblogger #blogger #interview #susandennard #waterstones #bookworm
  • A night of relaxation is just what I need👏🏻
•
Then tomorrow we’re watching The Act. I’ve been wanting to see it since I saw the first trailer. Based on the true case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard.
•
I definitely think I’ll be using one of these masks tonight. There’s a little post about them up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
#bloggersofinstagram #beauty #beautyblogger #blogger #skincare #sheetmask #koreanskincare #nightin #datenight #bloggerlife
  • Small self appreciation post because yes, I made this cheesecake.
•
And yes it was glorious😍
•
And yes I managed to use every bowl in the house making it....a talent someone else I know has 🙊💕
•
#bloggersofinstagram #foodblogger #blogger #cheesecake #baking #foodphotography #saltedcaramel #saltedcaramelcheesecake
  • I would much rather be getting ready for another lovely meal out with my favourite💕
•
Instead I have a night of life admin and tidying oh joy😂
•
I have however started Once & Future by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta and oh my god it’s amazing.
•
There’s a little post up The Royal Oak restaurant and the last time Sam and my family went💕
•
#bloggersofinstagram #foodblogger #blogger #foodie #family #familytrip #bloggerlife #royaloak #mealout #foodphotography
  • I have spent all day behind my laptop catching up and getting ahead on all the things I’ve needed to post!
•
Then tonight I get to have a Netflix night with my favourite person💕
•
Speaking of posting I’ve got a little one up about my new favourite Tapas place - @elgatonegrotapas
•
I’m still dreaming about their Jamon Croqettas🤤
•
#bloggersofinstagram #foodblogger #food #mealout #elgatonegrotapas #spanish #tapas #blogger #foodporn #dayout
  • We found the most amazing graffiti in Bristol, this was definitely my favourite😍
•
Its a lovely little place with a load of great bars and restaurants. This time we also found a food festival and spent a while sat on the edge of the river bank with a cocktail💕
•
Highly recommend!
•
Wish I was there now though the lie in I had this morning was pretty amazing😂
•
#bloggersofinstagram #travelblogger #bloggers #blogger #bloggerlife #holiday #trip #datenight #vacation #bestone #bristol #graffitiart
  • I’m just over 150 pages into The Star-Touched Queen and what an amazing book😍
•
I read some wonderful things in May and a full wrap up of my reading is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
Now back to my book and snuggling under my blanket👏🏻
•
#bookstagrammer #bloggersofinstagram #bookstagram #bookish #blogger #bookblogger #bookworm #wrapup #currentlyreading #reader #bookreviewer
  • Wish I was still in London getting ready to go watch Hamilton 😭
•
At least I get to go back there with my favourite person soon💕
•
Recommendations for places to eat and things to do more than welcome🙊
•
#bloggersofinstagram #travelblogger #blogger #london #bloggers #hamilton #trip #holiday #citybreak #bloggerlifestyle #lifestyle #food #foodblogger
Books Children's Fiction Reviews

A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

September 27, 2017

If you like Tim Burton films then you will love this book. It's the perfect blend of endearing and dark, exactly like his films. For a middle grade book this does tend to get pretty dark, theres quite a bit of fighting and often makes reference to beatings. If you're thinking of picking this up for a child its something to bare in mind.

The entire premise of the story is that Violet has been forced to move with her family to a town named Perfect. Her father is a high praised ophthalmologist that has been headhunted by the 'mayors' of Perfect. Every inhabitant of the town looses there sight within a matter of days of living there. The only way they can see is by using special rose-tinted glasses.

Violet is such an adorable character. She's feisty and doesn't fit in with the towns idea of 'perfect' as a result she's outcast, her mother begins to forget about her and her father is still missing. Throughout all of this she never looses hope and continues to fight for herself, the people of Perfect and her new best friend named Boy. 

Reading from the perspective of a twenty-something I often cringed at the dialogue. Reading from the perspective of a 9-12 year old I wouldn't have necessarily noticed anything wrong with it. It's just very peppy and a little on the nose with some things. I think I've just got too used to the subtle snark and banter of YA and Sci-fi/fantasy. 

A Place Called Perfect is a charming story with a lovely message - Perfect doesn't truly exist. It's a persons flaws that makes them unique and their own person. 

Info

Name: A Place Called Perfect*

Author(s): Helena Duggan

Publisher: Usborne

Pages: 364

ISBN: 978-1-4749-2416-0

Rating: 4/5

Have you read A Place Called Perfect? 

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x 

    Leave a Reply