On the eighth day of YA book recommendations, I’m recommending We Are the Perfect Girl by Ariel Kaplan!
A gender-swapped contemporary retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac, We Are the Perfect Girl follows Aphra as she deals with body dysmorphia. The hilarious narration throughout the novel will have you laughing out loud while the realistic portrayal of teenage self-esteem will hit you with all the feels. It’s fun, clever, and extremely well-developed. This story surprised me in the best possible ways and sat with me for days after I finished reading it. We Are the Perfect Girl is firmly one of my favorite books of the year and more people need to read it! Be sure to check out my aesthetic.
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Check out last year’s retelling recommendation!
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