Review: Book: This Is Not A Personal Statement- Tracy Badua

Title: This Is Not A Personal Statement

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Tracy Badua

Publisher: Quill Tree Books

Genre: YA

Page Count: 352 Pages

ISBN: 978-0063217751

Author or Book Website: N/A

Link to Amazon purchase page: This Is Not a Personal Statement: Badua, Tracy: Books

Link to Goodreads: This Is Not a Personal Statement by Tracy Badua | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

From rising star Tracy Badua comes a poignant, propulsive standalone YA novel about a teen who, after getting rejected from her dream college, forges her own acceptance and commits to living a lie—perfect for fans of Mary H.K. Choi and Gloria Chao.

An incisive, relatable tale of acceptance, self-discovery, and the infinite possibilities that await when we embrace our imperfections.

As the youngest graduating senior at her hypercompetitive high school, Perla Perez is certain all the late nights, social isolation, and crushing stress will be worth it when she gets into the college of her (and her parents’) dreams: Delmont University.

Then Perla doesn’t get in, and her meticulously planned future shatters. In a panic, she forges her own acceptance letter, and next thing she knows, she’s heading to Delmont for real, acceptance or not. Perla’s plan? Gather on-the-ground intel to beef up her application and reapply spring semester before she’s caught.

But as her guilty conscience grows and campus security looms large, Perla starts to wonder if her plan will really succeed, and if this dream she’s worked for her entire life is something she even wants.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. Perla has a lot of pressure on her to get the best grades and get into her dream college, but she needs to change the path before her when she does not get in. She creates an acceptance letter and goes off to school. I have to say I am not sure that this would have worked completely this way in the real world. I am sure someone would have noticed her doing all the things that she did. Don’t want to give too much away.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars


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