Kid’s Book Review: Perfect on Paper

Kid’s Book Review: Perfect on Paper

About the Book and Authors

This queer rom-com for teenagers is from Aussie author Sophie Gonzales and is published in the UK by Hachette. A bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her school friends is hired by the hot new kid to help him get his ex back. What could possibly go wrong?

Witty, heart-warming and totally believable this story will be enjoyed by even the most skeptical romantic.




Perfect on Paper cover

Sophie Gonzales was born and raised in Whyalla, South Australia, where the Outback Meets the Sea. She now lives in Melbourne, where there’s no outback in sight, but slightly better shopping opportunities. Sophie loves punk music, frilly pink skirts, and juxtapositions.

Sophie has been writing since the age of five, when her mother decided to help her type out one of the stories she had come up with in the bathtub. They ran into artistic differences when five-year-old Sophie insisted that everybody die in the end, while her mother wanted the characters to simply go out for a milkshake. Perfect on Paper is her fourth novel to be published.

Book Review

I enjoyed the way that this book is so convincing and believable

This was my first time reading a young adult romance story, as I generally gravitate more towards adventure or fantasy books. However, I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to this particular story genre than Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales.

This book is about a girl called Darcy Phillips who runs a relationship advice agency through a locker, and nobody knows she is behind it. Until her secret is discovered by a boy called Alexander Brougham, who will keep it only if she can help him win his girlfriend back.

Perfect on Paper is written from the perspective of Darcy Phillips as she struggles in her complicated love life, and I enjoyed the way that this book is so convincing and believable.

I would recommend this book to teenagers and young adults. It is a wonderful book to read and easy to enjoy, though hard to put down!


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Reviewer Profile

Junior Reviewer Margaret
  • Name: Margaret
  • Age: 12 years
  • Likes: reading, fossil hunting and writing
  • Dislikes: seafood and stir-fry
  • Favourite Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Favourite Film: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Favourite Song: Contradicshun by Megson