Past Perfect Life

Past Perfect Life

Small-town Wisconsin high school senior Allison Smith loves her life the way it is-spending quality time with her widowed father and her tight-knit circle of friends, including best friend Marian and maybe-more-than-friends Neil. Sure she is stressed out about college applications . . . who wouldn't be? In a few short months, everything's going to change, big time.
But when Ally files her applications, they send up a red flag . . . because she's not Allison Smith. And Ally's-make that Amanda's-ordinary life is suddenly blown apart. Was everything before a lie? Who will she be after? And what will she do as now comes crashing down around her?

Title:Past Perfect Life
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781547600922
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  • Kristy

    Ally Smith has a happy life in Wisconsin with her dad and her friends. Her only worry is her college applications, but that’s normal. But when Ally officially filed them, they send up a red flag due...

  • TL

    3.5 starsBeen awhile since I finished a book in a day :) This wasn't a new idea but it was addicting and hard to put down :) Brought me to tears a few times as well.I thought the ending was a little ...

  • OutlawPoet

    This is one of those books that has absolutely no surprises.Everything happens exactly as you expect it will. People behave the way you expect. It ends the way you expect.Despite the tough subject mat...

  • Stephanie

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.I discovered Elizabeth Eulberg a couple years ago and she quickly became one of my favorite YA Contemporary authors. I reall...

  • Stephanie Fitzgerald

    What Stood Out to Me:I adored Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton and Whatever Happened to Janie?; read and re-read them when they came out in the 80's. This book reminded me so much of those two. Re...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusAlly's life in a small Wisconsin town hasn't been perfect, but she's happy. Her father works in construction, and sometimes things are financially difficult, but she's applyin...

  • Canadian

    (2.5) Ally Smith and her dad moved to Valley Falls, Wisconsin eight years ago, where they were welcomed with open arms by the large Gleason clan, who basically run the place. The mayor, sheriff, and e...

  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)

    This is the first book I've read by Eulberg and I know that I'll be reading her again in the future! The story was just so heartfelt. Ally has a normal life up until she starts applying for college. T...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    3.5 STARSWhat do you do when you learn your whole life is a lie? When even your name isn’t your name and your mother didn’t die when you were three and your dad has been lying to you your whole li...

  • Liza Wiemer

    This may very well be my favorite Elizabeth Eulberg novel, and that says a lot! Allison Smith lives with her widowed dad and their relationship is sweet, caring, and loving. It's what most people woul...