BLOG TOUR: This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi - Review + Giveaways

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Welcome to my stop on the This Tiny Perfect World Blog Tour. The minute I saw this cover, I knew I HAD to read this book, and I was so excited when the FFBC picked me for it!

Do scroll down to read my review, and enter the TWO giveaways down below!

Title: This Tiny Perfect World
Author: Lauren Gibaldi
Publication Date: February 27th 2018
Publisher: Harper Teen
Part of a Series?: No, A Standalone
I Got A Copy Through: Harper Teen via Edelweiss
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Blurb Description: A contemporary “clean teen” coming-of-age story about a small-town girl who opens her eyes to life’s endless possibilities
When Penny wins a scholarship to a prestigious theater camp, she thinks it’s the start of a perfect summer. But when she arrives at camp, Penny is thrust into a world of competition and self-doubt. And as she meets new friends, including Chase, a talented young actor with big-city dreams, she begins to realize that her own dreams may be bigger than she ever imagined.
“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” they say.

Honestly, this ‘they’ don’t sound like they know what they’re talking about. Book covers are smol, precious things that need to be cherished and admired and when I see covers that are absolutely beautiful like this one, I JUDGE THE BOOK AND EXPECT GREATNESS.

Which is what brings me to the three star rating I gave This Tiny Perfect World. It was good, but it wasn’t anything special and there was nothing I hated about it either. It was one of those one-time reads, and I neither LOVE it nor do I HATE it.


1.       This Tiny Perfect World is a story about a small town girl who is content and thinks she already has everything she wants, until she goes to acting camp and suddenly realises that she might be missing out on everything out there. There’s a boyfriend, another sort of romantic interest, two friends and acting ‘camp’ and that’s pretty much it.

2.       This story was VANILLA. I don’t have anything against vanilla, but there was NOTHING new or interesting about it. The entire 300 or so pages had what the description promised and nothing else. In fact, there wasn’t even any ‘competition’ that I expected. It was a one track book, and I didn’t feel much JOY reading it.

3.       At the same time, there was nothing I didn’t like either. The characters were OK, the plot was OK and the twists weren’t really twists, but were obvious plot developments.

4.       I did like the female friendships in the book that Penny had with both Sam and Faith. I also really liked her relationship with her father.

AND THAT’S IT. While This Tiny Perfect World was a book I didn’t mind reading, it wasn’t one I’ll be reading again. It was mediocre, at best. 3 stars.

Lauren GibaldiLauren Gibaldi is a public librarian who’s been, among other things, a magazine editor, high school English teacher, bookseller, and circus aerialist (seriously). She has a BA in Literature and Master’s in Library and Information Studies. She lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and daughter. Her books include THE NIGHT WE SAID YES, AUTOFOCUS, and the forthcoming THIS TINY PERFECT WORLD.

       Prize: 1 copy of THIS TINY PERFECT WORLD by Lauren Gibaldi. INT as long as the Book Depository ships to you

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