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A Place Called Perfect (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 01/08/2017
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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
ISBN: 9781474924160
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“Couldn't Keep My Eyes Off It!”

I wear glasses, so I was intrigued by the idea that when people moved to the town of Perfect they went blind and had to wear special rose tinted spectacles made by the Archer twins at their Emporium.
Violet is not... More

Paperback edition
6 similar books recommended
17th July 2017
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Teresa Majury

“Life Through Rose-Tinted Glasses”

Helena Duggan is a graphic designer based in Kilkenny and this is her debut novel aimed at readers age 9+ although it would be equally enjoyed by adults who enjoy magical tales.

Only child Violet Brown finds her life... More

Paperback edition
7th March 2013
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“5 Star Young Adult Read”

Certainly a 5 Star Young Adult read, probably 4 Star for Adults.

Every now and again I like to vary the books that I read. Although I particularly enjoy modern women's fiction, I do like to try a few other... More

Paperback edition
16th January 2013
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