The Perfectionists by Sara Shepherd: Read-Along, Chapters 19-27

Posted October 21, 2014 by Sara 2 Comments

Today, our read-along for The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard continues, with a look at Chapters 19-27.

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Our Thoughts on Chapters 19-27

It’s nice to see the girls finally trying to take charge of their lives, and finding some small victories … even if they are short-lived. These chapters had some big surprise twists, including a REALLY nasty betrayal at the end of Chapter 27.

Meanwhile, even as the girls hone in on Mr. Granger as their prime suspect, there are plenty of other suspicious people in their lives who seem to have it out for them — whether or not they were involved in Nolan’s murder. A lot of really creepy, sinister stuff unfolds — and of COURSE, yes, I’m still questioning why the girls aren’t going to the cops with the full story yet. But the book must go on, right?

Even as the evidence against Mr. Granger builds, these chapters seem to indicate some other suspicious folks who may also have been involved in the murder. Makes you wonder if there isn’t something more going on, no? I can also see in these chapters the appeal this book will have for fans of Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars series. They’re different, but thematically they have a lot of similarities.


In Beacon Heights, Washington, five girls—Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker—know that you don’t have to be good to be perfect. At first the girls think they have nothing in common, until they realize that they all hate Nolan Hotchkiss, who’s done terrible things to each of them. They come up with the perfect way to kill him—a hypothetical murder, of course. It’s just a joke…until Nolan turns up dead, in exactly the way they planned. Only, they didn’t do it. And unless they find the real killer, their perfect lives will come crashing down around them.

From Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, comes another story of dark secrets, shocking twists, and what happens when five beautiful girls will do anything to hide the ugly truth.

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Be sure to join us on the morning of November 6th (time & hashtag TBA soon!) in a Twitter chat with Sara Shepard herself, where we’ll discuss everything we thought about The Perfectionists.

For the comments: What are YOUR thoughts on chapters 19-27 of The Perfectionists? Be sure to tweet using the hashtag #PerfectRead. Sound off below & then fill out the Rafflecopter form HERE for your chance to win an awesome prize pack!


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2 responses to “The Perfectionists by Sara Shepherd: Read-Along, Chapters 19-27

  1. Kathy L.

    I’m running a bit late in the read-along but this really makes me want to catch up. I have got to know what this nasty betrayal is about! It sounds like it’s about to get really good!

    • Sara | Novel Novice

      So glad you’re joining the conversation! Feel free to go back & chime in on the previous posts for more contest entries, too.

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