Past Perfect by Leila Sales
Hardcover, 322 pgs (I read an ARC)
Published Oct 4th, 2011 by Simon Pulse
Reading Level: Young Adult
All Chelsea wants to do this summer is hang out with her best friend, hone her talents as an ice cream connoisseur, and finally get over Ezra, the boy who broke her heart. But when Chelsea shows up for her summer job at Essex Historical Colonial Village (yes, really), it turns out Ezra’s working there too. Which makes moving on and forgetting Ezra a lot more complicated…even when Chelsea starts falling for someone new.Maybe Chelsea should have known better than to think that a historical reenactment village could help her escape her past. But with Ezra all too present, and her new crush seeming all too off limits, all Chelsea knows is that she’s got a lot to figure out about love. Because those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it….
Such an amazing book! This was a jump around and scream WOW book. This book was PERFECT! It was a light hearted contemporary with a very funny main character (well, all the characters, really), a very sweet romance and a summer of FUN. And it was the perfect book for my mood (and that's what I keep seeing in other peoples reviews too!).
This book seriously gave me the giggles. Chelsea is a very funny character, she says, does and thinks in such a way that it's just funny (yeah, sorry, my description kind of fell flat there...). And I LOVED her! Such an awesome character that really jumped off the page at me. And yes, she had flaws, but she wouldn't be very real if she didn't, right?
Now it's not all funny. Chelsea is getting over an ex, dealing with some issues with her new crush because he's kind of (well, really) off limits (even if it is for a kind of silly reason...). We watch as she realizes that maybe things weren't so perfect between her and her ex, as she figures out some complicated friendship things and discovers that living in the past isn't all that great.
Honestly, there's not much to say about this one without major spoilers. It's just seriously amazing with characters that pop, a setting that rocks (and is unique), a romance (and kissing!) that will make you swoon and a bit of adventure to bring back those fun summers of your youth (at least if you're an adult like me ;) I borrowed this one but I'm seriously going to need my own copy cause this is book I'd like to reread over and over again!