Release Date: May 10, 2011
Rating: 4 stars
Sarah Burke is just about perfect. She’s got killer blue eyes, gorgeous blond hair, and impeccable grades. There’s just one tiny-all right, enormous-flaw: her nose. But even that’s not so bad. Sarah’s got the best best friend and big goals for print journalism fame.
On the first day of senior year, Rock Conway walks into her journalism class and, well, rocks her world. Problem is, her best friend, Kristen, falls for him too. And when Rock and Kristen stand together, it’s like Barbie and Ken come to life. So when Kristen begs Sarah to help her nab Rock, Sarah does the only thing a best friend can do-she agrees. For someone so smart, what was she thinking?
This hip retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac is filled with hilariously misguided matchmaking, sweet romance, and a gentle reminder that we should all embrace our flaws.
Flawless was an adorable read that would be perfect for the beach, with the warm weather that is approaching! It was absolutely entertaining and had a very light feel to it, the book was over far too soon – all at once I felt like I have flipped the last page, and it was done.
I loved how Lara Chapman made the retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac completely her own! The plot was so fun to read – I just wanted to see how things would pan out for one character or another. The sort of sign posts along the way were obvious, but I never would have guessed a lot of the events that happened more towards the end.
The characters were very real – I found myself connecting with them all, particularly Sarah. While at first I wanted to just ask Sarah what on EARTH she was thinking, to agree to help Kristen to get the guy she wanted, she really grew on me. I found all the insecurities she had very easy to relate to.
I really love the cover of Flawless – I think it is simply gorgeous. Flawless is a book to make sure to check out. It would be a perfect summer read, on the beach, outside, or in the comfort of your air conditioned house. The characters are fun, and while the plot is quite predictable, it’s just quite the charm.