This was bonkers in the best way possible. After not getting accepted to her dream college, “perfect Perla Perez” devises a plan to change their mind before her parents find out. Of course, it involves lying to them and everyone else she knows that she did get accepted, that she is living in the dorms, and that she is in fact a student. But, despite all the spreadsheets to keep her schemes straight, she knows one wrong move can jeopardize her entire life.
Perfect for teens who feel the pressure to have everything figured out once they graduate high school. Readers will be biting their nails in suspense seeing if the imperfect and relatable main character can get away with it.
–Earl Dizon, Green Bean Books, Portland, OR