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PDF ´ BOOK A Place Called Perfect ✓ Violet never wanted to move to PerfectWho wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time?But Violet uickly discovers there's something weird going on – she keeps hearing noises in the night her mum is aIsappearedWhen she meets Boy she realizes that her dad is not the only person to have been stolen awayand that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a perfectly creepy secr Helena Duggan is a graphic designer based in Kilkenny and this is her debut novel aimed at readers age 9 although it would be eually enjoyed by adults who enjoy magical talesOnly child Violet Brown finds her life disrupted when her parents decide to up sticks and move to a town called Perfect Her optician father has been offered an almost perfect job in this new location and despite her misgivings Violet must do as she is told The strange thing is that everyone in Perfect wears peculiarly tinted glasses something to do with living too near the sun and the mysterious Archer brothers want Mr Brown to solve their optical problemsor do they??With echoes of Roald Dahl Neil Gaiman's Coraline the Wizard of Oz and the films of Tim Burton this is a charming whimsical tale sure to appeal to those who enjoy uirky imaginative stories Whilst the adult characters go blindly about their daily perfect lives it is left to the children to seek the truth of the matter and discover what the fiendish Archers are planningA Place Called Perfect is an impressive debut Looking forward to sharing this with my own children and to reading from Helena DugganYou can find out about the author on her website here

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Violet never wanted to move to PerfectWho wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfec Ok so I would give my own book 5 stars?I am not going to review Perfect as I have a feeling I may be biased Instead I will give a bit of a background into the ideas behind the bookI first starting thinking about this story when I bought a pair of old bifocal glasses in an antiue shop in Australia I loved them and still carry them everywhere with me I had contemplated taking out the glass and replacing it with my own prescriptionThat notion started me on the train of thought for this bookI could replace the glass but what if the memories of the last person who wore them was locked inside and by getting rid of it I'd be taking away their memoriessure I couldn't do that What if their imagination was locked inside the glass? If someone lost their imagination how would they act? A theme that runs through many of my stories and books is conformity and people not standing up for what they believe instead choosing the mass opinion I also love the difference in people and find it fascinating how we label a person as odd if they are not following the rules of life perhaps they are just being themselves? Another theme of mine is our reliance on pills and potions to fix our problems to make us normal but what is normal?All of these thoughts mashed together produced Perfectits streets and people No Mans Land and its oddities The Ghost Estate and it's dark corners Violet and Boy Edward and George Archer and their estranged and rebellious brother William Iris and Macula and their inner strength The Watchers The Reimaginator The Tea The Orphans The Eyes The Graveyard and all the things in betweenI hope you enjoy the story

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A Place Called PerfectTly behaved all the time?But Violet uickly discovers there's something weird going on – she keeps hearing noises in the night her mum is acting strange and her dad has d This book had such a promising start and has such an interesting premise for a storyAnd have you seen that cover? It's gorgeousUnfortunately I found myself getting bored and struggling to plough through it after about the halfway mark I found the story was starting to drag Things were happening too slowly for my liking and I just wanted everything to hurry up alreadyHowever this may be because of my age than anything I think it would be a really great book for ages 10 13 ishThe story was written well so I can't fault it there and the characters were likeable and relatable I think it promotes a really good message too to accept people for who they are and that friendship and family very importantI'm sure I would have enjoyed it way if I was youngerUnfortunately this was just not a book for me