Viviana’s life has fallen apart – or at least it seems that way to her. Her ex-boyfriend showed everyone a nude picture of her that she meant for him alone, and now she’s questioning her entire future. Viviana has always had a life plan, but this summer she’s not so sure. Her parents decide she cannot attend the physics summer program she’s been looking forward to, so instead she’s working at the apartment complex pool with her best friend.
This book had a unique format, and I really enjoyed it. In between the chapters are college prep tips and college application questions/essays, although with funny and inappropriate answers.
There is some serious familial drama and a cute summer romance in this book. I really enjoyed reading about Viviana rediscovering herself and deciding what she truly wants for her future. It was a quick read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rating: 4 Stars
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This fact does not in any way impact my thoughts/feelings about the book.
The Best Possible Answer
E. Katherine Kottaras
Young Adult Fiction
November 1, 2016
Date the wrong guy and ruin everything you’ve spent your whole life working for—check
Super-achiever Viviana Rabinovich-Lowe has never had room to be anything less than perfect. But her quest for perfection is derailed when her boyfriend leaks a private picture of her to the entire school—a picture only he was supposed to see. Making matters worse, her parents are getting divorced and now her perfect family is falling apart. For the first time, Vivi feels like a complete and utter failure.
Then she gets a job working at the community pool, where she meets a new group of friends who know nothing about her past. That includes Evan, a gorgeous guy who makes her want to do something she never thought she’d do again: trust. For the first time in her life, Vivi realizes she can finally be whoever she wants. But who is that? While she tries to figure it out, she learns something they never covered in her AP courses: that it’s okay to be less than perfect, because it’s our imperfections that make us who we are.