Guest Blogger: Hannah, Grade 10
Setting (Place): Brazil
What would you rate this book: 5 out of 5 Stars
I do not usually read on my free time, but I could not put this book down. It was thrilling and always kept me interested. I loved every single second of this book.
In this thrilling novel, Teo Avelar, an anti-social medical student, meets the love of his life. He becomes obsessed with an spontaneous, spunky college student, Clarice. The moment he met Clarice at a party, he immediately fell in love with her, and went to extreme measures to get her to love him. As extreme as kidnapping her. He starts off by stalking Clarice and finding out all of her private information. When he enters Clarice’s house and tries to convince her that they are a perfect match, she rejects him. Distraught, Teo beats Clarice on the head with a book he bought for her. Teo kidnaps Clarice and models their trip after Clarice’s original screenplay, Perfect Days. In her screenplay, three friends venture around Brazil looking for love. He hopes that bringing Clarice around Brazil will make her declare her love for Teo.
“”He listened to her breathing, synchronizing his own with hers, and sat on the edge of the bed, watching her closely, but still at a respectful distance. He didn’t want to come across as a sick psycho. With time, he’d prove to Clarice that she was wrong. He was…”
Young adults, or older audiences would enjoy this book. Perfect Days takes on a very mature and terrifying topic. Younger audiences may not understand the topic or be mature enough to handle the frightening plot.
Want to make a recommendation?
* Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Young Adult Booklists
* New York Times Books Section (links to their Best Seller Lists)
* YALSA Book Awards & Booklists
* YALSA's Teens' Top Ten