Book Review: Planet Perfect, Charlotte Roth

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By: Charlotte Roth

 Length: 251 pages

Published: January 31st 2018

Rating: ☆☆☆☆


You are invited to live in a perfect world … all you have to do is leave everything and everyone behind. Do you go?

Amy and Jack have anything but the perfect life. Struggling for years to get pregnant, they are broke and heartbroken.

When a team of fertility doctors and plastic surgeons handpick them to come live in a beautiful walled community with no violence, guns, pedophiles, pollution, or ugliness … and promise to give them a healthy baby, Amy and Jack agree to leave everything and everyone behind—including the only family they have left, Amy’s disabled brother Liam—and start a life together in this amazing new world.

Soon, strange things begin to happen in the community, and Jack and Amy discover that true beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

They are now forced to ask themselves how far they are willing to go to get the perfect life…


Planet Perfect. Sounds pretty perfect right? I was wary of reading a book about perfection, that puts a lot of weight onto a book. Does it not? I mean perfect literally is in the title. And let me tell you what a perfect little story this was. Ok, maybe not too perfect since it didn’t get a perfect score. (Wow, that’s a lot of perfects in one paragraph.)

Everyone wants that life, the life where everything goes your way. You live in a safe neighborhood, your healthy and happy. Nothing goes wrong. Unfortunately, no matter what perfection can’t be achieved. What you find as perfect the next person you run into may not.

This novel explores not only one person perspective of perfection but Amy journey through fertility. While is perfect in every sense from the outside person view, internally she dealing with the inability to carry a child.

Jack, Amy’s husband. Jack seems pretty much, think Jack for This is Us. Yeah, you know “Hold my crockpot” guy, that Jack. Yep, Jack meet Jack. They essentially come off way too similar.  To the point that it not a good thing. It really came off as seeming like Jack wasn’t given much though just copied.  I don’t know if this book was planned before This is us came out and it’s just coincidence or if he was the inspiration behind Planet Perfect Jack, but the uncanniness is just overwhelming.

The storyline was quick but yet very prominent, It flowed meticulously from chapter to chapter that is until the grand finale. Personally, I would have loved it not to end that way and a second book be written. But given this was a standalone, I still found the ending to be a tad predictable and kinda of just thrown together just to have a conclusion. I just didn’t feel like the Dr would have allowed it to end the way it did.

Now your thinking “The Dr”, who is this doctor, well, without giving too much away he or I should say they help Jack and Amy in their struggle with fertility. They are the key to the story and might I add give me the hibbie jibbies. Every single one of them total creep vibes.

I found myself asking more than once what would I give up for perfection, and placing myself in Amy shoes, wondering if that price is too high.

Overall I found this to be easy, quick and dedicated to its plot. I enjoyed the read. This isn’t the first Roth book that I read and it most certainly will not be the last. She has a way if her writing that really tugs at your heartstrings.




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  1. This looks like it was a really great read, with some interesting twists and turns to the story! I’m going to add it to my ever-growing reading list of books recommendations from your blog. 🙂


    1. So sorry about you ever growing list, believe me mines is way out of control. For every book I knock off I think I add 4 more.


  2. Sounds thought provoking for sure!! It reminds me of a series I read in high school, ‘The Uglies’. You should check that out sometime, it was a pretty good read in my opinion! Even though it’s technically young adult stuff!


    1. Read that series a few years back and I loved it, I can so see how you would get that vibe. Did you hear that series is expanding, there is a 5th book to be released call The Imposter.


  3. I have never heard of this author before hence it is the first time i hear about this book. I quite like the plotline and I am happy that liked it overall. It is quite a different genre to what i am used to read but i could give it a go! xx corinne


  4. I didn’t read your entire post and I am so sorry for that, I love reading your reviews but from the intro I thought “NEXT book, next book” so I didn’t want to read any spoilers. I don’t mean it in a rude way, I mean it that you completely won me over very quickly with this one! ♥ I like that you’ve added that it is quite an easy read, I like my books to feel more relaxing than having to ‘work’ on them! 🙂


    1. I’m so happy that you told me you didn’t read the entire review as silly as that sounds. It’s very honest. I hope that you enjoy this book as much or even more than I have.


  5. Sounds like a very interesting read. I don’t necessarily like tidy endings either, I prefer a little questioning, pondering and being left to draw my own conclusions.


    1. I haven’t seen the movie at least it doesn’t ring a bell, but hello it’s Friday and movie night and you have definitely piqued my interest in wanting to see it.


    1. Her books are so well written. I have read several of her works and she has never failed to amaze me with her thoughtfulness she pours into them.


  6. I think that giving up everything for perfection is a very dangerous idea. It’s like throwing away everything to gain something that doesn’t even exist. (Yeah, I’m an optimist :P) Anyway, I think that the plot sounds intriguing, and the fact that you have given it 4 stars have convinced me to put this book on my TBR list 😉


  7. This book sounds so interesting. We seek perfection in everything in today’s world and your review made me curious to find out what is happening in Amy and Jack’s life in the walled community, definitely need to check this.


  8. You have raised my curiosity about this book, I’d love to read it. It sounds very intriguing, especially that they leave behind their own family in order to receive what they have always wished for, a baby. It’s a hard choice.


  9. Having had a hard fertility path I feel a bit curious about this book, I wonder how the problem is approached. I don’t know the author, meaning I haven’t read anything by her, but from your review it sounds like something I would enjoy reading!

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  10. Not really my type of read, but the plot sounds interesting! I wouldn’t ever risk leaving anything In my life behind, for ‘perfection’.. I’d miss my family too much


  11. Now you’ve made me curious about this book. Will definitely read this. You have a way of getting great books to read and your reviews are always spot on. Thanks, will be watching out for the next book to read from here.

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    1. When your done, please come back. I would love to know you thoughts on it as well. This will really make you question what is perfection worth.


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