Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal
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Harley regards herself as having a “dangerous streak,” and this sense of herself discourages her from seeking friendship and love. I loved going along for the ride that was Perfection and anyone who loves a good dystopian need to pick this one up. After running away and being taken by the Renegades Ellyssa starts feeling more than she ever knew she was capable.
Shaker: Function, Purity, Perfection is an homage to the traditional Shaker values of grace and simplicity. What they learn over the course of the book is that having unhappy baggage isn’t a moral failure, it’s just being human.The other classic mentioned was Frankenstein which I have not read but I liked how Ellyssa compared herself to the book saying her father created her a monster, but Doc reassured her that she was not the monster her creator was. Ever since Hitler won the war, his followers have been striving to rid the world of their imperfections. There is a glimmer of hope for a follow on novel as there are other battles that Ellyssa will face; some that are a little too close to home. Learn to prioritise what's important, meet the world where it is and strive for purpose instead of more by embracing the power of 'good enough' in your life.
Sarasota Police Detectives Sophia Tregaskis and Jim Fallon race against time to stop an obsessed serial killer who is targeting seriously obese women and killing them in a ritualistic manner. Ellyssa is a young woman who happens to be one of a small group of children who were created to be "perfect" humans. And of course, she only develops emotion through romance, which is possibly the least creative choice ever. For Harley and Douglas, the failure to fit a particular idea of gender role contributes to their status as outsiders. As far as characters go, I was totally content with Ellyssa and Rein slowly finding each other, and I was a little bit peeved at the first mention of Woody as a second love interest for her.I'm not sure that she actually knows what love is, since it's an emotion that she had never experienced before and what she's describing could easily be lust instead of love. He or she will trust the book to guide them through that unfamiliar territory in a way that makes it not arduous but exciting. Second of all, regarding "instant love": Ellyssa falls in love with the first man her age who is kind to her, and then he discovers loves her too, even though they spend more time apart then they do together.
The book argues that social media (particularly visual platforms, such as Instagram and TikTok) and advertising are two main culprits breeding insecurity and discontent among us. Bringing together contributions from renowned scholars from the fields of sociology, psychology and psycho-analysis, this book explores the impacts of optimisation on culture and psyche, examining the contradictions and limitations of optimisation, in conjunction with the effects of social transformations on individuals and shifts in regard to the meaning of ‘pathology’ and ‘normality’. As we consider how he interacts bountifully with us, the weary and scrupulous Christian perfectionist will be freed to pursue God while experiencing his love and peace.This story reminds me a lot of Brave New World in the beginning and then when Ellyssa finds the Renegade group it reminds me of The Host.
The gifts of Ellyssa and her siblings were interesting as well, and surely would've made a superior, more than deadly combination. In times where characters are really suffering it is describes so vividly and accurately that it is so realistic to the reader.Eric Chaline has combined journalism, academic work and writing with sport and exercise, both as a practitioner and coach.