Teaser Tuesdays #19: Future Perfect by Jen Larsen



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday:

Book cover for Future Perfect by Jen Larsen.
Summary (from Goodreads): Every year on her birthday, Ashley Perkins gets a card from her grandmother—a card that always contains a promise: lose enough weight, and I will buy your happiness.

Ashley doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with the way she looks, but no amount of arguing can persuade her grandmother that “fat” isn’t a dirty word—that Ashley is happy with her life, and her body, as it is.
But Ashley wasn’t counting on having her dreams served up on a silver platter at her latest birthday party. She falters when Grandmother offers the one thing she’s always wanted: tuition to attend Harvard University—in exchange for undergoing weight loss surgery.

As Ashley grapples with the choice that little white card has given her, she feels pressured by her friends, her family, even administrators at school. But what’s a girl to do when the reflection in her mirror seems to bother everyone but her?

Through her indecisions and doubts, Ashley’s story is a liberating one—a tale of one girl, who knows that weight is just a number, and that no one is completely perfect. 

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Here is the teaser:

“But I will never screw up. The idea of it is enough to keep my eyes on the shore, keep breathing even when the air feels like acid in my lungs and the water below me is dark, and cold, and deep.”

If you have done a Teaser Tuesday yourself, leave a comment with your link and I will be sure to check it out. 🙂

11 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays #19: Future Perfect by Jen Larsen

  1. JuliWitte says:

    Oh wow, this sounds like an amazing read! There is so much pressure on girls to have the perfect weight, perfect body etc. that Ashley sounds like a great and refreshing main character! I’ll have to look this one up! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I hope you have a great week!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  2. Literary Feline says:

    I feel for Ashley, just reading the blurb. And I like the teaser. I want to cheer her on. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  3. Jaime Lynn says:

    How freaking horrible…. I can’t even imagine my grandmother ever doing something like that to me. She LOVES me, just how I am. But the sad part about it is, I can imagine that something similar to this has happened to people before, and it breaks my heart… Anyway, that quote is amazingly beautiful, and it was enough to make me want to read this book. Just to see how beautiful the writing throughout is!

  4. Josephine says:

    This book sounds so awesome! A book where a ‘fat’ protagonist is the one who is comfortable in her skin but everyone else is bothered by it? I need to read this.
    Great teaser! This book sounds like a lovely read.

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