The Other Side of Perfect

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The Other Side of Perfect is a heart-wrenching story about two kids whose lives accidentally crossover. Autumn, a young Indigenous girl, has grown up on the affluent side of town with two parents who love her. One day, she discovers Cody lying on her street. Cody, in contrast to Autumn, unfortunately lives with his abusive dad on the poorer side of town. He had run away after one of his father’s beatings, and Autumn, finding him sleeping on the street, takes him in.
br>While she hides him for the first couple of days from her parents, they eventually find out. Autumn’s parents, along with Autumn, try to figure out how to help Cody, and readers get to join them in the heartwarming story about two kids just trying to find their way. Melanie Florence and Richard Scrimiger do a great job of writing the story. Readers can vividly visualize what is happening through their descriptive writing. Both authors have a very descriptive style that pulls readers into the story, leaving them turning pages for hours.

This book is interesting and heartfelt. Readers age eight and above would enjoy this book, as it’s easy to read but covers the difficult topic of abuse. This book evoked emotions in me, and I truly connected with the characters. I enjoyed it and feel that it is a great book for anyone.

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Author Melanie Florence, Richard Scrimger
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Publish Date 02-Apr-2024
ISBN 9781339002859
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Issue April 2024
Category Tweens