Book Review: Not Perfect by Elizabeth LaBan

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 15 and up

This story wasn’t exactly my cup of tea; I presume that it was targeted towards a much older audience and people who would be able to sympathize with the main character. The writing style of the author was very articulate and she was easily able to convey the emotions of all of the characters, which made the character development in the novel very strong as well.


When Tabitha wakes up one morning to find that her husband has left her after having a huge argument about his ex-fiancee, she becomes distraught. She has no way of supporting their two children with what she has and her life soon becomes a cycle of walking the kids to school, stealing groceries from people, and then cooking a measly dinner for her kids and eating the leftovers.

However, when her daughter falls sick, her son refuses to talk to her, and her best friend is agitated by is distant attitude, Tabitha realizes that she can’t hide forever. She visits a woman named Nora, who always helps her out by giving her free food and pretending not to notice when she takes her money.

But when Tabitha’s daughter injures her knee and her son gets hit by a bike, they both end up in the hospital and Tabitha is at her wit’s end. What will happen now?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Not Perfect: A Novel

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