Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot
I was lucky enough to be included on a blogger ARC tour for this one and will be forever grateful. Sad Perfect is about an eating disorder that I had never even heard of beforehand. When I found out that it has had its mark on Stephanie and her family personally and I watched her daughter's video about it, I knew this was something I wanted to know more about.
Sad Perfect, where do I begin? Our main character, Pea, is dealing with a lot more than meets the eye. On the surface she may seem like a girl who is simply picky, but in reality she has struggles. Throughout the book we follow her as she meets someone new, tries to navigate through her eating disorder, fights her inner demons, and really tries to make a change. I found it quite powerful. Now to contrast our darker side of the novel, Stephanie has gifted us with Ben. Serious swoon. He is sweet, understanding, and caring like no other. I hope we are all lucky enough to find someone like him.
There were parts that were definitely hard for me to read. Some that made me want to hug Pea and some that made me want to knock some sense into her. I love when I can get so invested in a character's life that the decisions being made really irk me. High five, Steph. Sad Perfect is a journey and should be appreciated as such.
I highly recommend grabbing yourself a copy in February 2017. If you're interested, I will be posting the video I mentioned earlier down below.
If you'd like more information about Stephanie and Sad Perfect you can find it here. For more information about ARFID click here. I hope you'll check this one out. Seriously such a wonderful, emotional read. Thank you again to Stephanie Elliot for sending me a copy. And thank you McKaelen Elliot for sharing your story online. If y'all have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. Whether they're for me, Stephanie, or even McKaelen.