We Are the Perfect Girl

384p. Knopf. May 2019. Tr $20.99. ISBN 9780525647119.
RedReviewStarGr 7 Up—Aphra Brown has the gift of conversation. She is clever and witty and always knows the right thing to say. Her self-proclaimed downfall is her nose—it is big and she's invariably self-conscious about it. Aphra's best friend Bethany is drop-dead gorgeous but lacks her friend's articulation. Bethany tends to clam up when talking to new people and can rarely hold a conversation with anyone but Aphra. What if these two friends could combine their strengths to snag the perfect guy, Greg D'Agostino? A faulty advice app and an innocent case of mistaken identity snowball into two girls winning over one guy under one identity. Will Greg ever find out the truth? Will Bethany and Aphra's friendship last this debacle? Who gets the guy in the end? Kaplan's third novel does not disappoint. Readers will find a lighthearted romantic comedy with a firework ending. The story progresses rapidly and instantly hooks readers while holding interest from beginning to end, and the novel hits on relevant themes including self-esteem, body image, and leaving your comfort zone.
VERDICT Recommended for all readers, especially fans of Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before. A must-have for library shelves.

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