This Tiny Perfect World

This Tiny Perfect World A contemporary clean teen coming of age story about a small town girl who opens her eyes to life s endless possibilitiesWhen Penny wins a scholarship to a prestigious theater camp she thinks it s the

  • Title: This Tiny Perfect World
  • Author: Lauren Gibaldi
  • ISBN: 9780062490070
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A contemporary clean teen coming of age story about a small town girl who opens her eyes to life s endless possibilitiesWhen Penny wins a scholarship to a prestigious theater camp, she thinks it s the start of a perfect summer But when she arrives at camp, Penny is thrust into a world of competition and self doubt And as she meets new friends, including Chase, a talentA contemporary clean teen coming of age story about a small town girl who opens her eyes to life s endless possibilitiesWhen Penny wins a scholarship to a prestigious theater camp, she thinks it s the start of a perfect summer But when she arrives at camp, Penny is thrust into a world of competition and self doubt And as she meets new friends, including Chase, a talented young actor with big city dreams, she begins to realize that her own dreams may be bigger than she ever imagined.

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      Published :2019-09-21T13:54:15+00:00

    About “Lauren Gibaldi”

    1. Lauren Gibaldi

      Public librarian and author of THE NIGHT WE SAID YES, MATT S STORY a Night We Said Yes novella , AUTOFOCUS, and THIS TINY PERFECT WORLD, all with HarperTeen HarperCollins Fan of dinosaurs and cheesy jokes And you.

    700 thoughts on “This Tiny Perfect World”

    1. Oh man, it seriously breaks my heart to rate this so low. I have enjoyed Lauren’s other books and was quite excited for this one. Instead I was so so so bored. Penny is just okay. Her inner monologue sounds flat and I never actually connected to her or any other characters. Everyone seemed so one dimensional and clichéd. Plot wise, it was meh. It didn’t feel like anything happened. There wasn’t a spark, there wasn’t a real conflict, and nothing captivated me. I was interested enough to [...]



    2. This Tiny Perfect World is a Young Adult contemporary novel. The book takes place in Florida. The narrator is 17 year old Penny (1st person POV). Penny has gotten a scholarship to a prestigious theater camp. So by day she takes the bus to the theater camp where she has new friends. And at night she has her old friends Logan and Faye.She lives in a small town, Christmas Florida. The camp is a bus ride away in Winter Park, the fanciest neighborhood in central Florida.There is definitely a big divi [...]



    3. Rating: 3.5 starsAn honest look at one small-town girl's struggle with the life she knows and what surprises await her outside of the home she loves. Full review to follow. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON


    4. Full video review on YouTube.It took me a long time to warm up to this novel but once I was into it, I was into it a full 100%.I don't think I've ever said this before but I'd really encourage you to read this whole review and not click off just because you read a word like “love triangle” because there's so much more to this story and I would hate for you to get discouraged from reading the book because of words like this.A lot of this novel took me by surprise. I went into it not knowing m [...]


    5. *I recieved a digital ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*This was a cute, fun read. I'm glad it went down a different road that I was originally expecting. I love when a book isn't predictable but for some reason, that's a hard thing to find these days. If you're a contemporary fan, like moi, you're going to like this!


    6. A light-hearted, clean YA read about a small-town girl with big dreams. It was a quick read, I finished this book in one sitting. It was sweet and hopeful.


    7. This was a super cute, light and fluffy YA romance. It wasn't super risky but had a likeable heroine who didn't do what I was fearing she would do, and an enjoyable setup. I've been reading a lot of dark and depressing books lately so it was really great to read something light! Great book to read on your vacation!


    8. Things that worked: The small town setting. Although it felt restrictive to the main character, a small town story often feels homey and quaint.The love triangle: It was less about the who will she choose, and more about what each person represented in both the story and in her life. Each person represented the different stages in her life. They represented what she's already decided, and who she can become. It was also handled very well. There were no useless fights, or unnecessary drama.The Da [...]


    9. This is Gibaldi's best novel yet. Penny goes to theater camp for the sake of the experience, while convinced she is content to live the rest of her life in her small town with her loved ones, and to take over the family business. The more time she spends at theater camp, the more she rethinks her plans for the future, and wants to give herself the chance to go out into the world. But how does she break this to her boyfriend, or her father? A beautiful book about embracing uncertainty and change. [...]


    10. A big thank you to YA Books Central for putting up an early ARC giveaway and allowing me to win a copy!It's always great to read books that have motivation and motive for pursuance throughout the story. The backstory is usually set up to be dreary, to have a negative influence or present some kind of control over the character over the course of the novel. The character is shown to overcome this conflict, internal or otherwise, as they are making their way. This is exactly what I saw when readin [...]


    11. Though Gibaldi does not take risks with breaking out of the young adult formula, her straightforward, honest writing makes this story an engaging and enjoyable one. The novel highlights that it is possible for teens to use their individual interests to carve out a niche within the intimidating world of high school cliques.


    12. This Tiny Perfect World is the third book by Lauren Gibaldi that I've read. While I can't say that Lauren Gibaldi is a favorite author of mine having read these three books, I can say that she's fairly consistent. The biggest correlation between the three books that I've read (The Night We Said Yes and Autofocus) is "coming of age". For some reason coming of age stories aren't usually my favorite. So I don't fault Lauren Gibaldi's writing so much as the plot for these types of stories. The purpo [...]


    13. Once again, Lauren Gibaldi has written another book with so much emotional power behind her characters. In This Tiny Perfect World, we are streamed through the world and emotions of the main character, Penny. It’s currently Penny’s summer break, and while her friends are pursuing jobs, she is participating in a summer program for actors. Penny is from a small town, where no one really leaves. But in this story, Penny begins to see that her passion for acting may not be just a hobby and the s [...]


    14. Rating: 3.5/5This Tiny Perfect World is a light, fluffy novel about a girl who goes to a summer theatre camp and learns that her future isn't what she thought it would be.It took me a couple chapters to really get into the novel, but once got into it, I really enjoyed it. I loved the family dynamics between Penny and her father. We got to see how their relationship evolved as the time went by and we learned more about each character.The thing I loved the most about this book is it's about self d [...]


    15. I appreciated this book because in the end, the boys were a catalyst, not what defined Pen. Too often in YA, outgrowing a place/age/person means trading in one boy for another. Here, Pen realized that she needed to be alone to grow. So while her relationship with Chase greatly influenced her growth, it didn't become her story. While I loved that part, I didn't care for how the author defined the lower income characters through a lot of miserable circumstances- dead parents, drunken parents, abse [...]


    16. DNF. Review to come for sure! I honestly wanted to enjoy it because I’m a Theatre kid at heart, but it was incredibly slow paced & boring. I could’ve easily read this in a day, but it didn’t interest me enough to continue (sadly).


    17. I had a chance to read an advance copy, and it was just the story I needed. A sweet and uplifting story of growing up, finding your way, and dealing with loss. Theatre fans will love all the references to their favorite plays and musicals, too!




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