Past Perfect

Past Perfect

Book - 2011
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All Chelsea wants to do this summer is hang out with her best friend, hone her talents as an ice cream connoisseur, and finally get over Ezra, the boy who broke her heart. But when Chelsea shows up for her summer job at Essex Historical Colonial Village (yes, really), it turns out Ezra's working there too. Which makes moving on and forgetting Ezra a lot more complicated…even when Chelsea starts falling for someone new.

Maybe Chelsea should have known better than to think that a historical reenactment village could help her escape her past. But with Ezra all too present, and her new crush seeming all too off limits, all Chelsea knows is that she's got a lot to figure out about love. Because those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it….
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2011.
ISBN: 9781442406827
Branch Call Number: YA SAL
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 22 cm.

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Working at a colonial reenactment village for the summer is bad; having to work with your ex at the same time is worse. Thank goodness you can prank the Civil War actors across the street!


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gvlee
Apr 26, 2012

This book features great humour and a good romance. My only complaint is how seriously everyone takes the rivalry between the two historical villages, even the parents. It's unrealistic and not believable as the motive for Chelsea's actions, But if you overlook this flaw, you will find the book is very enjoyable and otherwise well written. Highly recommended for a light read, by both myself (age 47) and my 14 year old daughter.

k_t Mar 12, 2012

Past Perfect is laugh out loud funny with characters that are easy to relate to. It also has a really cool setting - a historical village. If you're looking for a light YA romance, check this one out.

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princess555
Nov 27, 2011

In Past Perfect, the little jokes here and there kept the story a little light, and the setting was very different - in a good way. It took place in Essex Village, one of those living history places. I can't say I've ever read a book that took place in somewhere like that before. So, you have to read this, it's awesome.

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violet_kangaroo_46
Jul 22, 2012

violet_kangaroo_46 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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