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Summary

Violet never wanted to move to Perfect. Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be tidy and perfectly behaved all the time? Violet quickly discovers there's something weird going on - her mam is acting strange, and her dad has disappeared.

When she meets Boy she realises that her dad is not the only person to have vanished...and that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a creepy secret!

©2017 Helena Duggan (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Great Story!

This kept all of us, my 7 year old daughter, 9 year old son, husband and me all hooked. It was a really imaginative and unusual story. My daughter found some of the descriptions of the eyes a little gory, but it was perfectly pitched to provide a little mild horror without being too scary. Would highly recommend.

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AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!

This book is a great choice for anyone who wants to step into another world. Not only does it make you question about the world/story but it makes you realise that there is such a thing as, 'too perfect.' I love how imaginative the story was, the unique characters and how easy it was to read it then fall into the story. It really was quite addictive. Also, the theme of family and friends throughout the book gives you a nice sense of understanding and comfort. The narrator was good too.

However, the only bad thing is that the plot was very predictable and I had the basic idea of what was going on in the second chapter of the story. This meant that you felt the writer did not make it that hard for you to figure it out, unless this was intended for younger people like 10yr olds.

I myself am 13 and really enjoyed the book, despite this. Overall, I think anyone who gets this story will not regret it because of the relatable characters and captivating story. This is a very easy, exciting read that everyone can love.

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Loved it

Finished it by the end of the weekend it was so good I was always wanting more I am really sad it is over but I had I great time listening to it

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Fantastic!

This book was absolutely incredible! The only thing is that the narrator was a bit annoying but the story was fab. I would recommend this book to 9-12 year olds because there is a surprising amount of violence. Great book totally recommended!

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Loved it :)

I loved listening to A Place Called Perfect. The story was amazing and I would recommend it Ito people who love mysteries 🙂

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blooming loved it!

I've flitted around from all of Phillip Pullman's novels in one go, to gritty police drana/thrillers ,.historically based mysteries and back to a right good story aimed at youngsters and I have always known that this is my go to genre and I'm 48....and I will not apologise for it. Such imagination and humour and a VERY good reader too, totally recommend!!!

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A great concept with good characters

Really enjoyed listening to this story. It's imaginative and fast paced with lots of twists and turns along the way.

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Nice story, narration read for small children

I listened to this with my 12 year old and we liked the concept of the story, although it got a bit difficult to follow at the end.
The narrator increasingly used a high pitched sing song type of voice for the child characters which didn’t suit them and got quite annoying for both of us in the end!

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Good

The story was a bit predictable but very imaginative
The narrator’s voice was a bit sing-song and gave Violet a high voice which doesn’t suit her character

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great book

My girlfriend has the physical copy or this book, but I read at night and she can't sleep with a light on. I downloaded this and listened through my wireless earphones. round about an hour or so per night. Great audiobook which kept me engaged and interested in the story.