Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch is published by Entangled: Teen and sold at £9.99

What is the book about?

The book is set in a dystopian future, something that is commonly done but rarely done to a standard that impresses me, where there’s been a legislation passed that humans can be bred basically as pets. Young girls are bred specifically to be beautiful and then raised so that their only skills are in entertaining those who buy them. It looks at the darkness in this concept and the way these young women are treated from the perspective of one of them, named Ella.

Who is it aimed at?

I’d say this book is definitely aimed at teenagers. Some of the themes are difficult and intense but the writing style at times seemed a little young, which I was unsure how to feel about.

What was your favourite part?

My favourite part of this book was actually the concept that it followed. Its themes of revolution against something shockingly disgusting, the details of that and the comparison of humans to “Pets” was well-written and unique. I often struggle to enjoy Dystopian YA plot lines but this one caught my interest.

What was your least favourite part?

This was a book I struggled to really love and stay interested in for a few reasons. What I really didn’t enjoy was the love story. I am a huge fan of romance, and always will be but in this, it felt unnecessary and flat. The romance between Penn and Ella was undeveloped, almost instant, and frankly boring. It seemed to undermine the really interesting themes in the book.

Which character would you most like to meet?

Of the characters in the book I’d be most interested in meeting Ella due to her personal growth and experiences throughout the book to become a more rounded and individual person.

Why should someone buy this book?

Though there were a lot of aspects I enjoyed about Perfected, it’s personally not one I would recommend.