LAURA SILVERMAN earned her MFA in Writing for Children at the New School, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
A timely novel about the price of perfection from the author of Girl Out of Water
Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant. But a failed calculus quiz threatens his valedictorian standing and sends him into a tailspin. He reluctantly—secretly—gets a tutor.
Amir and Ariel have never gotten along, but Amir excels in calculus, and Ariel is low on options. Their time together goes better than expected, and soon, their relationship ventures beyond textbooks.
Except throwing himself into calculus and a burgeoning romance detracts Ariel’s attention from his other classes. Ariel could lose everything he’s worked his whole life to achieve. But how much is Ariel willing to sacrifice in the name of academic perfection?
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Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard – really hard – to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s number one. Not when his peers can smell weakness like a freshman’s body spray. Figuring a few all-nighters will preserve his class rank, Ariel throws himself into studying. His friends will understand if he skips a few plans, and he can sleep when he graduates. Except Ariel’s grade continues to slide. Reluctantly, he gets a tutor. Amir and Ariel have never gotten along, but Amir excels in Calculus, and Ariel is out of options. Ariel may not like Calc, but he might like Amir. Except adding a new relationship to his long list of commitments may just push him past his limit. … .. .. .. .. .. .. #books #reading #bookstagram #bookworm #library #picoftheday #bookstore #youngadult #kindle #currentlyreading #igreads #igbooks #booksofinstagram #fantasy #teen #bookshelf #shelfie #yash3lf #citat #quotes#readingstyles #youaskedforperfect #laurasilverman #bücher #buch #lesen #knjige #knjiga #citati #quotes #firereads
Why you should read this book?
• Author has received major praise: Silverman’s debut, Girl Out of Water, received strong trade reviews, was a Junior Library Guild Pick, and also garnered bookseller love: “A wonderful, cute read that had me rooting for Anise till the very end. Will be highly recommending!” – Teresa Steele, Old Firehouse Books (Fort Collins, CO)
• Diverse book for teens: Laura Silverman is passionate about creating positive and diverse novels for teens, and You Asked for Perfect features a strong voice with relatable and diverse characters
• Addresses serious and relevant issues: These will resonate with teens and include academic and family pressure, sexuality, and religion
On Sale Date: March 5, 2019 – Sourcebooks Fire