Picture Perfect

July 31, 2015 Book Reviews 0

Picture PerfectPicture Perfect by Catherine Clark
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Order # 081582

Name: Emily Matthias

Phone: Call me anytime!

Date: I’d love one!

Print Quantity:
Um, a billion? I need pictures of everyone and everything. It’s the Outer Banks—everything is photogenic here. Especially Blake. And Spencer.

Size:
3 x 5
4 x 6
5 x 7
8 x 10
They’re tall. And handsome. Oh, you mean the photos?

Film:
Color
B & W
Actually, yes, this summer would make an excellent movie.

Single/Double:
Starting the vacation single. But maybe I’ll find Prints Charming!

My Thoughts:  I feel like this book should go into a category called Perfect Beach Reads or something catchier.  Picture Perfect is one of those cute, quick reads that you don’t have to concentrate too hard to catch everything.  That kind of sounds like a back-handed compliment, but that is not the way I intended it.

The story was a pretty cool idea of summer vacation with family and friends all getting together in one big house.  I always thought it would be kind of cool to do that growing up.  When we went on vacation with just the immediate family, which was still awesome.  The whole group aspect though seems like fun (this coming from a massive introvert).

I was pretty unimpressed by the chemistry between Emily and Spencer.  They seemed to forced and the situations that pushed them together were way too contrived to work naturally with the flow of the book.  I’m positive that I rolled my eyes more than once when they were together.

Blake sucked and that was before he acted like a jerk.  I really hate the word y’all (which he says a lot).  I went to school in SC and I’ve had enough of that accent; it’s not adorable to me.  Moral of the story, guys will still act like idiots no matter what the age difference is or how mature they seem to be.  That may sound bitter or cynical, but it’s not meant to.  That was actually what I got from the book.

I did enjoy Picture Perfect overall.  It was a quick read; only took me a few hours to read.  If you’re looking for the standard young adult contemporary, quick read then Picture Perfect is pretty perfect for you.

3 out of 5 Bookmarks = It’s was a quick, fun read.

Interested in buying this book?  Amazon or Barnes & Noble

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