'A Place Called Perfect' is an intriguing book written by Helena Duggan about, as you may be able to guess from the title, a place called 'Perfect'. It was published by Helena Dugan and was one one of my favourite books that I read in 2012.
This book is about a girl called Violet, who had to move to 'Perfect' because her Dad was given a job there as he was an Optician. Her Mother moves with them as well.
Here Violet meets George and William Archer,two of the three Archer brothers, who have hatched a mischievous plan to make the town look perfect through the eyes of the citizens of the town using special glasses.
When Violet attends the school, she finds all the children follow rules in everything they do.
After the family have moved to 'Perfect', Violet's Dad suddenly goes missing, yet her Mother does not seem to worry about this as she is wearing the special glasses so is unaware of this awful event.
Finally, she meets 'Boy', an orphan from 'No Mans Land' where people who are not affected by the Archer brothers 'mind control' tactics are sent. This is where they find the third Archer brother, William, and together they venture through 'Ghost Town' on a journey to stop the Archer brothers and find Violet's father.
I am not going to spoil the ending of this book so I will leave the story there.
I would rate this book eight out of ten, because it had amazing description and an ever-interesting plot.
I would recommend this book to ten to twelve year olds who enjoy fantasy and horror books.
Thank you for reading this book review, and I hope you enjoyed it!
Disclosure: I was lucky enough to be sent 'A Place Called Perfect' by Helena who I have not met, but through the wonder of social networking my Mum was contacted by a friend in America suggesting I might like to read the book. And what did we find? Helena lives in Ireland just like me! It really is a small world. Thank you Helena - I look forward to reading your next book.