Author(s): Michelle Falkoff
Kara Winters is always striving for perfection. But when her anxiety takes over, the price of perfection spirals out of control… 'Perfect' Kara Winters has always hated her nickname. Especially now that she no longer lives up to it. She used to have normal friends, she used to be normal. Now all she wants is to get into Harvard and leave high school behind.So when the pressure to ace her exams finally gets to her, Kara does one tiny bad thing, just to help out, to ease the stress. If it will help Kara get a perfect exam score and one step closer to a new life, it's a price she's willing to pay.But she never expects to get caught out. Or that Alex, Raj and her other not-so-perfect new friends might get embroiled in a horrible mess that could ruin all of their futures.Sometimes perfection isn't what it's cracked up to be.
Michelle Falkoff lives in Chicago. Playlist for the Dead is her debut novel.