Book review

Four reasons why You Asked for Perfect is the perfect book I’ve read

Title : You asked for perfect

Author : Laura Silverman

Genre : Young Adult contemporary

Release date : March 5

Publisher : Source book fire

Pages : 288

Summary :

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.

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

No trigger warnings. 8+ can read this book.


This book was a near perfect book experience. Imagine the one perfect book you read and loved as a child which made you cry happy tears. This is that book.

You asked for perfect potrays Ariel Stone , part jewish – Muslim who is studying hard for SAT and hoping to get into Harvards. He has a loving supporting family and friends . He has straight A’s. He is absolutely confident until he fails calculus .

  • This book is real

The YA romances I’ve read so far will all be like the kids only care about the love interests and absolutely have no care for studies. This book breaks that.

Ariel is under big study pressure and is over stressed which is actually the fact and reality. If you gotta get into good college , you have to work your way thru.

  • Representations

The book has POC rep , jewish rep , and a good deal of LGBTQ rep. And it didn’t feel like Laura dumped us. It feels real.

  • Supporting parents

By now , you guys definitely know how I complain about lack of supportive parents in YA. This book breaks that cliche too. Ariel , Amir and almost all of the characters have supportive parents. You know why , because they are 16 and still kids! That’s how the parents ought to be. That’s how its done.

  • Awkward relationship

Have I said it , this is as real as it can get ?! The relationships mentioned in the book are awkward , hard and requires effort. The kisses and hugs are completely cute.

*I thank Netgalley and the Sourcebooks fire for giving me an opportunity to read and review this e-ARC . This is no manner has affected my opinions.*

Happy living

Is this book in your TBR?? Did you read it?? How did you feel when preparing or taking your SAT???


4 thoughts on “Four reasons why You Asked for Perfect is the perfect book I’ve read”

  1. I’m excited to read You Asked for Perfect. I’m really interested in how it deals with academic pressure because that’s something that isn’t talked about seriously in YA.

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    1. Exactly!! The academic pressure is dealt so precise in this one. I would love to see more of this trope though. Thanks for reading my post Jess


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