Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor

By Melissa Kantor

Juliet Newman has all of it. A picture-perfect relatives; a good-looking, loving boyfriend; and a foolproof existence plan: ace her SATs, get permitted into Harvard early determination, and reside fortunately ever after.

But while her dad strikes out and her mother loses it, Juliet starts off wondering the foundations she’s consistently lived via. And to make every little thing much more complex there’s Declan, the beautiful boy who makes her believe alive and spontaneous—and who’s absolutely off-limits. Torn among the lifestyles she regularly proposal she sought after and one she by no means knew was once attainable, Juliet starts to ask yourself: What if ideal isn't all it’s cracked as much as be?

Melissa Kantor once more gives you a story that's equivalent elements miraculous, funny, heartbreaking, and romantic. strong and sincere, Juliet’s tale brilliantly portrays the highs and lows of lifestyles in highschool and may resonate with any reader who has skilled both

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It is my money, is it not? " She gave Loveday a rather hurt look because she giggled. " Rimada's rather weak chin set in stubborn lines. "He is unkind, also he called you an interfering busybody and told me that I should run my own life. " Loveday's bosom heaved with the fury of her feelings. "He said that? I can well believe it," she said in an icy voice. " She drew a trembling breath. "You really want to marry Terry? OK, Rimmy, so you shall; I'll help you all I can. " Her dark eyes glinted, she was now very much awake.

Loveday raised a nicely shaped eyebrow at her staff nurse as a signal for her to start clearing away those instruments no longer needed, and nodded again at the student nurse, impatient to be gone. That left herself. Staff and Bert--she nodded to him too. He was a rather dour Scot, devoted to her, but with stern views as to just how much overtime he should do. He disappeared also, leaving the theatre looking empty. Loveday collected the rest of the instruments in a bowl, gave them to Staff, handed the registrar the stitch scissors, Mr Gore-Symes his own particular needle holder and the needle he fancied, and allowed her thoughts to turn to supper: it had been a long, tiring afternoon and she was beginning to flag just a little.

At twenty-seven you are perhaps getting. " She paused, at a loss for a word. "Stuffy," supplied Loveday cheerfully. " Rimada was instantly penitent. "Oh, Loveday, I did not mean that! " She smiled engagingly. "But you do not love easily, do you? " "I'll not marry. Now, let's get back to Terry. " "Then why doesn't he? " Loveday stared at her friend. The conversation was getting repetitive. Terry might be in love, but he might be in love with money as well. The guardian, cagey old dragon though he might be, would naturally think that.

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