Perfect Ten

Perfect Ten

L.Philips / Oct 21, 2020

Perfect Ten Who is Sam Raines s Perfect Ten It s been two years since Sam broke up with the only other eligible gay guy in his high school so to say he s been going through a romantic drought is the understateme

  • Title: Perfect Ten
  • Author: L.Philips
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  • Page: 400
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  • Who is Sam Raines s Perfect Ten It s been two years since Sam broke up with the only other eligible gay guy in his high school, so to say he s been going through a romantic drought is the understatement of the decade But when Meg, his ex Catholic turned Wiccan best friend, suggests performing a love spell, Sam is just desperate enough to try He crafts a list of ten tWho is Sam Raines s Perfect Ten It s been two years since Sam broke up with the only other eligible gay guy in his high school, so to say he s been going through a romantic drought is the understatement of the decade But when Meg, his ex Catholic turned Wiccan best friend, suggests performing a love spell, Sam is just desperate enough to try He crafts a list of ten traits he wants in a boyfriend and burns it in a cemetery at midnight on Friday the 13th Enter three seemingly perfect guys, all in pursuit of Sam There s Gus, the suave French exchange student Jamie, the sweet and shy artist and Travis, the guitar playing tattooed enigma Even Sam s ex boyfriend Landon might want another chance But does a Perfect Ten even exist Find out in this delectable coming of age romcom with just a touch of magic.

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    About "L.Philips"

      • L.Philips

        The pen name for Laura Wettersten who lives in Ohio with her wonderful husband, their adorable baby son, and their two neurotic dogs She has degrees in both music education and library science, and when she s not writing or teaching she enjoys directing middle school musicals, dancing awkwardly around her kitchen, and watching WIPEOUT and 30 ROCK reruns Her debut novel, MY FAIRE LADY, releases from Simon Schuster BFYR in 2014.


    1. 1.25/5I received an ARC of this book through Penguin First to Read. Thanks!Okay, so. This book isn’t my thing. When I applied for the copy, I thought it was just a contemporary - look at the cute cover! But alas, there’s a good chunk of magical realism in there. And you all know my relationship with magical realism. (It’s that I hate it.)emmareadstoomuch.wordpressBut, like, that's not the reason I'm rating it so low. I'm not pathological. It's my own fault for doing the bare minimum of res [...]

    2. 1.5 stars. Aaaah I REALLY wanted to like this, but absolutely couldn't stand the characters. They felt so fake? Just absolutely unrealistic and unlikable. They all irritated me to no extent and seemed like spoiled, privileged suburban kids - especially the Wiccan friend. And a lot of the story was focused on drinking & sex in a way that seemed like a hollow cliche of what an adult thinks teens want to read. And the main character was super shallow ok I'll stop now. You get the point.I genuin [...]

    3. With that cover and synopsis, I was expecting fun and fluffy. What I got was drama, shady behavior, and possibly cheating depending on how you look at things.What I loved:•The friendship between Sam, Landon, and Meg. They're all so loyal to each other. I loved the code words they used and the perfect support system. People should be so lucky to have friends that will tell you you're being an ass while hugging you. •How open and comfortable Sam was in his sexuality. He's been out for a whil [...]

    4. My ship didn't sail, so this book was bittersweet for me. I really enjoyed it, but The Love Interest is still my favorite queer novel. Tee-hee. I'll publish a complete review once I overcome my book hangover. :3

    5. Lordy that was cute as hell. And what I really liked about it, which is surprising for me considering I kinda hate cheating/love triangle/etc. situations, is how well I think the author handled the whole concept of not being ready as a teen to settle down. It didn't feel like any of that stuff was done for dramatic effect or to make the plot move; it felt like a real depiction of a queer teen finally having options to explore. And I liked that it wasn't utterly predictable, either; that's all I' [...]

    6. Sam Raines is tired of being single. He dated the one other gay guy at his high school during their first year, but he’s been alone since they broke up, and after two years, he’s ready to find a new boyfriend. But who, and where? His best gal pal Meg, a Wiccan, has a suggestion: Make a list of his top ten traits, then ask the Goddess for help. And what do you know? It works, as Sam meets three potentials in quick order: Confident French exchange student Gus, sweet and artistic sophomore Jami [...]

    7. Review I got nervous when I went to read this because I saw a bunch of not great reviews on . I am so glad I still gave it a go because I thought it was cute and a really addicting read.Sam has been single for two years since breaking up with boyfriend, Landon, the only other eligible gay guy at his school. In a desperate attempt to get out of his dry spell Sam lets his Wiccan best friend Meg perform a love spell to find someone with the ten traits he wants in a boyfriend. When three guys seems [...]

    8. A cute story about a guy trying to find love. He gets his best friend to do a love spell for him, in which he makes a Top Ten list of what he wants in a guy. Bam! His wish gets granted and then some. Is he in lust with a cute French foreign exchange student? That hot musician? The shy artist? Or is he still in love with his ex?? Okay, so I was voting against the French foreign exchange student. I love accents of all kinds, but the book had this poor guy speaking like "zis all ze time. " Nails on [...]

    9. The world needs more books like this—a teen romance about a boy looking for a boyfriend that is not a coming-out story or a bullying story or a story where Sam's gayness is any big deal at all, but just a swoony summer read for anyone who's made wrong turns along the road to love.

    10. L Philips's PERFECT TEN is a fun romcom with echoes of David Levithan’s BOY MEETS BOY. A great beach read from this sparkling new voice in YA lit. Buy it. Read it.

    11. *I received this book for review from Penguin First to Read. In know way shape or form does that influence my opinion.This book is interesting in the sense that Sam, the main character makes a list of the ten things he is looking for in a boyfriend and his best friend Meg, who is a Wiccan performs a spell so that Sam will meet his "perfect 10." After the spell, things get complicated in the most interesting way. Because I am not a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and I'm not sure about the rep, [...]

    12. Warning: I’m going to get very ranty, and ragey, and spoilery!(view spoiler)[Remember the Teen Witch movie? Where Louise finds out she’s a witch and uses her power for popularity, and to get her all time crush to fall in love with her?That’s kind of what this book reminds me off, or at least I kind of had this inkling that it was going to be like that. That at the end the Main Character would have this moment of “it’s not love when it’s done through magic,” because is it love when [...]

    13. 3.5 Stars - not gonna lie, when I started reading this I was sure I was going to hate it. But I soldiered on and I'm so glad I did! All of the things I disliked about Sam and his list in the beginning were totally addressed as his character evolved throughout the novel. Did some of this feel a bit cliched and contrived? Sure. But there were so many important topics discussed AND discussed in a manner that was thought provoking and authentic that I didn't mind one bit! Definitely a happy and welc [...]

    14. Is his Perfect Ten a unicorn? A cute blend of magical realism, young adult rom-com, and a look at the challenges of teenage relationships when they get complicated by expectations, PERFECT TEN, is really good.I struggled a little with the characters in this book and it took me most of it to figure out why. They frustrated me because they were so well developed and thus, realistically flawed! Sometimes I just really wanted to give Sam a good shake and tell him to well, I don't want to spoil anyth [...]

    15. So cute and so fun! The story never judges Sam for wanting to be young and explore his options but he still has a very satisfying journey to figuring out what he wants and how to be ready for it. And of course, all his options are so lovable! It's a rom-com, so don't expect hyperrealism here, but if you want a feel good search for Mr. Right then this is right on target.

    16. A Penguin First to Read ARC e-book in exchange for an honest review.Cover love! The cover got my attention and the synopsis made me think it would be a cute quick read.I liked the witty banter that the narrator had with the reader, and there were a few scenes that seemed genuine and caught my attention. Overall though, the characters were just whiny dramatic kids. The initial romance was too quick to start and too quick to fizzle out. Maybe I just don’t remember what it was like to be a teenag [...]

    17. Okay, this book is not perfect. It's 4.5 stars round up for people acting like people--cheating, skirting the line of cheating, being b*llshit about being casual, even slut shaming. These kids have a ton of issues, but they're the issues we all have, and they all come out the other end having learned lessons without slamming them home. Which I appreciate.

    18. Zippy little romance about a guy's search for the perfect guy.This is a fluffy read and some fun moments, but I didn't like the main character's contradictions, particularly as they relate towards his best female friend. He shames her into not smoking, but gets high all the time. He shames her into not losing her virginity though he did it 2 years ago. She's there to help him, but it's not reciprocated. Also, he complains how his first boyfriend was jealous and he's basically two-timing all the [...]

    19. a digital ARC was provided to me by the publisher through netgalley.DNF.i honestly don't know what the heck did i just read. all these characters felt flat and too spoiled and stereotypical. plus i already know where the story is going (i mean, it's a loveSQUARE?). this book is just too much drama and i couldn't stand it.

    20. 2.5/5 stars. This was an okay read. I loved the ending and I really liked the Wicca aspect ( mostly because I've always been interesting in that kinda stuff). That being said the main character Sam frustrated me to no end. He was whiny and kind of a jerk. I don't think there was anything that really stood out to me in this book. Overall it was all just kind of meh for me.

    21. I won an advance copy of Perfect Ten through the Giveaway with the hope of a review - so here is mine:I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I read quite a lot of YA, and I think it is easy to forget how an actual 17 year old acts and thinks. Many characters are presented as immature or older than their years. Characters are rarely allowed to just be - and Sam definitely delivers! Sam has a clear voice and the story is presented through his point of view. Sam knows he wants love and he's willing to ta [...]

    22. What a great read this book was. I found Sam Raines and his friends to be that rarest of things in a YA novel: real. They are in turns funny, infuriating, charming, alarming, and pretty much everything you hope to find in good characters. Laura Philips skips the usual tropes when it comes to writing about a young, gay boy, trying to juggle friends, romance, and his future. When the story begins, you think, "okay, this is going to be a magic realism kind of thing". I don't want to give too much a [...]

    23. This book is adorably cute. It is the story of a one guy’s search for his perfect unicorn (i.e. Perfect Ten) – hence the guy with the unicorn head on the cover. So if you want a book that’s sweet, fluffy with a dash of magic then this is the story for you.Perfect Ten isn’t perfect as a book, the characters are could be more rounded and stereotyping does happen but there was so much I enjoyed about the story and so much this book did well that I didn’t mind. For one thing Sam’s unicor [...]

    24. I got an electronic ARC of “Perfect 10” through First to Read. The cover caught my eye and the promise of a hint of magic. Initially, the voice didn’t pull me in. Something about seemed flat, though I can’t quite pin point what it was. I’m not sure where, exactly, but somewhere along the line, that changed. I had to finish the book before I went to sleep. The romantic and sexual tension, the teenage drama, and the strong friendships made this book magical more so than the hint of actua [...]

    25. I was super excited about this book when I first heard about it and I could not wait to read it. I also really love the cover, I think it is really cute. With that being said the story left a lot to be desired. All the characters were annoying and seemed very shallow. Then the romance part of it was dull too. All the guys that Sam was with I felt like I ever really got to know any of them and I could care less who he ended up with at the end. I was very disappointed in this book.

    26. Everything about the characters and plot was uninspiring and downright annoying. And it's a bloated 350-pages of that with it's only redeeming quality at an attempt to diversify the voices in YA lit (but I don't want these kind of voices on our shelves) with practicing Wiccans and GLBTQ characters.Just no. Once I lost it (pretty quickly) I read the last chapter and was glad I didn't waste my time.

    27. I found this book to be fun, cute, easy and quicka perfect palette cleanser if you will. Don't even get me started on Jamie.what a cutie!!!Thanks to Random House for the ARC!

    28. DNF: This novel had so much potential but after 200 pages I felt like the story wasn't giving me anything worth reading, especially with the love square/triangle?! Haha no thanks, I like squares and triangles but only when they are written in a cutesy and entertaining way with the angst.

    29. You guys, you guy, you don't understand how upset I am. You don't understand how sad I am. If I weren't so sad, I'd be mad. But I'm just so sad. This book was on my most anticipated list of the year. This book promised to be sweet and endearing, funny and poignant, and just downright good.Guys, guy, this book isn't good.I mean, this book is just a mess.And the first and biggest glaring issue with this book, is the main character. Sam comes off as this hipster, arrogant, douchey little prick who [...]

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