Perry is a waitress with a super power: knowing how people like their eggs.
At 18 years old, she feels that she is missing love and craves it, doing whatever necessary to get it.
Sulky and candid, Perry is a relatable character overall. She’s funny and smart, albeit a bit dorky sometimes. She also tends to ramble on and on at times. Sometimes her mouth tends to run away from her completely. I mean, who announces to their dad that they’re ready to lose their virginity?
“The thing about having a smart mouth is I have zero control over it….while they’re figuring out what to say, I’ve already said three things, two of them socially inappropriate.” (39)
Perry is definitely a smart mouth (hence the title,) but she is also very strange. A white girl with dreads? I guess, she’s going for that individuality thing, but she kind of loses it when she tries to change herself to get a guy. She claims that she’s on a quest to find “true love,” but she’s really just looking for someone to lose her virginity to.
Her first crush is on Crosswords Guy, a regular at the diner. With the help of her friends and co-workers, she practices her flirting and tries to get a date with him. Then in comes Marc, who plays hard to get with Perry, meaning she has to work extra hard to get his attention. So she’s got two guys that don’t give her the time of day. Perry is way too hard on herself, and I don’t know why she’s killing herself to get these two guys to notice her. She’s too desperate. I mean, changing your hair, make-up, and clothing to look like Megan Fox? Supposedly that’s every guy’s fantasy. Oh, puhleeze!
Overall, this was an okay New Adult Contemporary.
My rating: 3.5 stars