Waiting On Wednesday: You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman

Posted July 25, 2018 by Madalyn || 14 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Breaking the Spine, and is now hosted by Wishful Endings (as Can’t Wait Wednesday). It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated upcoming book releases. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR.

madalyn’s waiting on…

Waiting On Wednesday: You Asked For Perfect by Laura SilvermanYou Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on March 5, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 400
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Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard - really hard - to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s number one. Not when his peers can smell weakness like a freshman’s body spray.

Figuring a few all-nighters will preserve his class rank, Ariel throws himself into studying. His friends will understand if he skips a few plans, and he can sleep when he graduates. Except Ariel’s grade continues to slide. Reluctantly, he gets a tutor. Amir and Ariel have never gotten along, but Amir excels in Calculus, and Ariel is out of options.

Ariel may not like Calc, but he might like Amir. Except adding a new relationship to his long list of commitments may just push him past his limit.

why i’m waiting

I mean, Laura Silverman wrote it? That’s reason enough for me to pick this one up, but the main character sounds SO much like high-school-Madalyn (minus the cute tutor, sigh). Plus, a queer romance between two academic overachievers!!! Sign me the heck up.

(Also, we got a cover reveal this week, and ISN’T IT SO BEAUTIFUL???)


What book are you waiting on this week?

About Laura Silverman

My debut novel, GIRL OUT OF WATER, is a summery coming-of-age story about a California surfer girl sent to landlocked Nebraska for the entire summer. It debuted in May 2017. You can order it from most book retailers and of course request it at your local library! My second novel, YOU ASKED FOR PERFECT, is about the effects of intense academic pressure on a teenage Valedictorian-to-be. It comes out March 2019, and you can add it on Goodreads here.

I have degrees in English and Advertising from the University of Georgia, and I have an MFA in Writing for Children from the New School. While I lived in NYC, I interned at Penguin and two different literary agencies. In addition to writing, I also freelance edit manuscripts and query letters. Please check out my services if you’re interested! I particularly love helping with those query letters!

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14 responses to “Waiting On Wednesday: You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman

  1. This does sound good. I like it when YA books can capture the feel of that age, and the sense of pressure that goes along w/ it.

  2. Eep! I didn’t realize this got a cover already, but I’m with you. Loved Silverman’s debut and this sounds like a book for me.

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