Today I recommend: Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff.

Although she seems to have the perfect life, Kara is caught up with a group whose secrets threaten to ruin her perfectly planned future.

This book deals a lot with the pressure and anxiety (including panic attacks) that high school teen Kara faces at school and at home as she tries to live up to her nickname ‘Perfect Kara’. I really enjoyed how the relationships (romantic and friendship) were portrayed between the teens. The mystery and the blackmail plot are complex enough to hold your interest through the whole book!

Pushing Perfect can be found in the Young Adult Fiction section at YA FALKOFF.

~aw

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