You Asked for Perfect – Laura Silverman

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?

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

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