We Are the Perfect Girl


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$17.99  $16.55
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.6 X 8.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Ariel Kaplan began life as an imperfect baby, matured into an imperfect child, and remains an imperfect adult, though she does occasionally make a perfect chocolate cupcake (the trick, you see, is to leave out the eggs, which interfere with the chocolate flavor). Her first two books, Grendel's Guide to Love and War and We Regret to Inform You, received five starred reviews between them and were included in best-of-the-year lists from Kirkus Reviews and Bank Street College of Education, among other honors. She lives with her family in Virginia, where she is always working on her next novel.

Visit her at aekaplan.com.
Follow her on Twitter at @ae_kaplan.


"This charming story about family, friendship, and battling insecurities had me laughing aloud and rooting for love. From funny to poignant to perfect ending, We Are the Perfect Girl delivers." --Wendelin Van Draanen, author of The Running Dream

"We Are the Perfect Girl is hilarious, smart, winsome, and an all-around delight. I philia this book." --Blair Thornburgh, author of Who's That Girl?

"Hilarious, heartfelt, and painfully real, this pitch-perfect, sharp-tongued take on Cyrano is the coming-of-age of my teenage dreams." --Dahlia Adler, author of Just Visiting

★ "A smart and honest look at female beauty, with plenty of panache to boot." --Kirkus, starred review

★ "There is much to appreciate about this book: its cleverness, its humor, that it embraces and normalizes therapy, that it places familial love and friendship on a level with romantic love. But, perhaps best of all, it offers teens, especially those struggling to accept and love themselves, a picture of a girl who makes mistakes and fights to begin again." --Booklist, starred review

★ "The story progresses rapidly and instantly hooks readers while holding interest from beginning to end, and the novel hits on relevant themes including self-esteem, body image, and leaving your comfort zone." --School Library Journal, starred review