By: Chrissie Perry
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Hardie Grant Egmont
Published: 01 Feb 2015
ISBN: 9781760120245


Penelope Kingston wants to be perfect. And most of the time she is good, sensible and calm. But nobody is perfect, and sometimes Penelope is bossy, angry and frustrated. It's like - and this is very weird - there are two Penelope’s inside her.

She is never quite sure who is going to be stronger on any given day. There's one part of Penelope's life that is definitely not perfect: she doesn't have a best friend.

It was absolutely time that Penelope got a best friend of her own. It makes Penelope very anxious whenever they have to get into pairs at school.

Everyone knows that being partners with the teacher means you are the odd one out. Penelope hopes that the new girl at school might be the one. But it's not easy finding a best friend, and it's not easy trying to be perfect. Sometimes, the best idea is to forget to try!


A thoroughly entertaining read that will be perfect for girls Year 3 and up.

Penelope tries so hard to do everything right, but sometimes she just has to explode. The one thing that she hasn't got right is a best friend, but she is hoping the new girl at school might change that.

Penelope learns that it takes a lot of time to become friends and sometimes it’s better to just go with the flow and relax than to always be perfect.

This is the first book in a new series that your girls will love. Chrissie Perry has captured the essential spirit of the girls who never quite know how to relax and enjoy themselves easily.

Reviewed by Michelle