This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren GibaldiThis Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi

This Tiny Perfect World

byLauren Gibaldi

Hardcover | February 27, 2018

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The big-hearted story of a small-town girl who discovers how wide the world really is during one transformative summer. Perfect for fans of Susane Colasanti and Sarah Dessen.

Penny loves her small-town Florida life, and she has her future mapped out. She’s going to community college after graduation to stay close to home and her best friend, Faye. She’ll take over the family diner that her dad has been managing since her mother died. And one day, she’ll marry her high school sweetheart, Logan.
But when she unexpectedly lands a scholarship to a prestigious summer theater camp, she is thrust into a world of competition and self-doubt. And suddenly, her future gets a little hazy. As she meets new friends, including Chase, a talented young actor with big-city dreams, she begins to realize that maybe the life everyone (including her) expects her to lead is not the one she was meant to have.

From the acclaimed author of The Night We Said Yes and Autofocus.

Lauren Gibaldi is a public librarian. She lives in Orlando, Florida. The Night We Said Yes and Autofocus were her first books for young adults. This is her third. Find her online at or on Twitter @laurengibaldi.
Title:This Tiny Perfect WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.01 inPublished:February 27, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062490079

ISBN - 13:9780062490070

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this! I really liked this story! I loved the drama program that Penny attended. It was described very well, and sounded fascinating. Acting is completely new to me. I’ve always been shy, and I was never interested in drama classes, though I did dance. I found this part of the story very interesting, since it is something that I’ve never experienced. The characters in the story were great. They were well developed, and seemed like real people. I liked that Penny was conflicted in many ways, from her future career to her friends/boyfriend. It added tension to the story. I also loved the twist at the end. I didn’t see it coming at all, so I was surprised. If you like contemporary Young Adult stories, you’ll love this one! I received a copy of this book from the publisher on Edelweiss.
Date published: 2018-03-09

Editorial Reviews

“Engaging and enjoyable.”