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Sad Perfect is a brilliant and beautiful debut. Pea’s story of her struggles with the eating disorder ARFID demands to be heard and understood through the powerful second-person narrative. This book is raw and visceral, yet ringed with the sweet hope of first love and the support of family. I could not put it down.”

Marisa Reichardt

“In this heartbreaking and deeply personal novel, Stephanie Elliot elevates the specific to the universal, and chronicles all of our struggles with the demons within. Sad Perfect is a book I couldn’t put down and one that will long stay with me. I loved it.”

Julie Buxbaum
New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things

“Written in the second-person, Sad Perfect is the spare, hauntingly told story of a teenage girl and the eating disorder that threatens to consume her. You’ll be riveted by her story, and by Elliot’s careful observations of social media, the health care system, and parental neglect. Girls, and boys, will be reading this elegant and sad book for years to come.”

Kathleen Glasgow
New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces

“A raw and visceral exploration of a unique eating disorder. Told in the second person, Sad Perfect is a masterfully crafted novel about the struggle for self-love and the healing power of self-acceptance.”

Shannon M. Parker
The Girl Who Fell