Review: No Such Thing as Perfect by Sarah Daltry

Posted December 10, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: No Such Thing as Perfect by Sarah DaltryNo Such Thing As Perfect by Sarah Daltry
on 12/11/2014
Genres: Family, Social Issues
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Buy on AmazonBarnes & NobleThe Book Depository

College was supposed to be perfect. She was supposed to be perfect. 
For Lily Drummond, life is about following the rules. To be specific, her mother’s rules. College fit into the plan – maintain perfect grades, date the perfect guy, and live the perfect life. On her own, though, Lily realizes that she doesn’t actually have a plan. Without being told what to think and do, she keeps making mistakes. 
Away from home, the perfect facade is beginning to shatter. When Lily herself starts to break, it’s the support of an unlikely friend that teaches her how much of a lie perfect really is – and how to be whole on her own terms.


This story is about a girl who is constantly trying to reach this level of perfect that is pretty much unattainable.

I completely feel for Lily.  She has always been told she’s not good enough.  She has such a hard time finding out who she is separate from the other people in her life.  When she goes to college she figures she’ll be able to follow a plan.  It’s not very easy for her to fit in.  She is awkward and has a hard time making friends.  Lily comes to a breaking point when she begins remembering moments in her life with a different perspective, and some distance from those in the memories.

No Such Thing as Perfect takes you to the dark places of trying to please everyone but yourself.  There are definitely some cringe-worthy moments when we see how those who are supposed to be there for Lily treat her.  It was awful at times. But she does make some friends that make her realize that she is her own person.  If she wants to do things a different way, that is completely okay.

Sometimes you find an amazing friendship in other people who are as broken as you, and this book illustrates that well.



Receive Updates

No spam guarantee.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )
Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.