A Place Called Perfect (Paperback)Helena Duggan (author)
Despite its name, something is seriously wrong in Perfect and it's up to Violet and the enigmatic Boy to uncover the town's chilling secret in this delightfully creepy, gothic page-turner.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018
Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for August (2017)
Take a journey into Perfect, a town that is anything but...
They've got their eyes on you…
Violet hates the very idea of living in Perfect. She doesn’t want to have to be neat and tidy and perfectly well-behaved all the time, where’s the fun in that?How would she ever survive? She would definitely have to brush her hair. She'd have to be perfect and that was boring. But when her dad is offered the best job an optician can get, to fix a strange problem in this odd little town, Violet has to obey.
That's the thing with parents, they only ever do what they want!
From the beginning Violet hates her new home, it's too clean, the people are too friendly, everything is just too nice...
Then Violet starts to question other things… Like why does everyone have to wear special glasses to stop them going blind? What are the strange noises in the night and why is Mum acting so weird?
When her Dad disappears on a mysterious business trip without telling a soul, she almost gets expelled from school for picking up a pencil without permission and starts hearing voices in her head, Violet thinks she's going mad.
Until she meets BOY...
Violet is determined to uncover the truth. But returning normality to Perfect is a battle she could never have imagined...
A quirky, creepy and unforgettable adventure, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton.Helena Duggan is a graphic designer, illustrator and children’s writer from Kilkenny; a medieval town in Ireland that’s rumoured to be haunted. With legends lurking around every corner, it inspired Perfect, the mysterious town at the heart of her first novel, A Place Called Perfect.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 24 mm
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