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The Trouble with Perfect

A Place Called Perfect: Book 2
The Trouble with Perfect

Having uncovered the secrets that lay behind the spookily pristine town of Perfect, Violet and the townsfolk are enjoying their new freedom from the maniacal rule of the evil Archer twins. But have they really seen the last of Edward Archer? Why is Boy acting strangely? And who is masterminding a scary zombie army? Another quirky, creepy and unforgettable adventure, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton.

“Wonderfully weird.”
Sunday Express' S Magazine


Age: 9+

BIC: D3N79

Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9781474949514
350 pages
198 x 130mm

Helena Duggan

Helena Duggan is from Kilkenny, a medieval, haunted city in the south of Ireland, which was the inspiration for Perfect. She writes stories full of adventure because she gets bored really easily. She's also a graphic designer and illustrator. A Place Called Perfect was her first book.

Helena Duggan


Shortlisted - An Post Irish Book Awards 2018
Children's Book of the Year (Senior category)

Press Reviews

Set against a perfectly imagined fantasy world and brimming with humour, intrigue, danger and thrilling adventures, this is middle grade fiction at its very best.
Lancashire Evening Post
Wonderfully weird.
Sunday Express
Duggan hits the spot with a quirky, intriguing novel and I can't wait for the next installment!
Through the Looking Glass (blogger review)

Reader Reviews

The trouble with perfect
Brilliant book. So worth reading. I read it in one go easy read.

Lucy, 14th March 2019
This is one of the best books I have ever read ❤️❤️😃😃

Anon, 12th November 2018
The Trouble with Perfect
After providing a recap of what happened in the first book, we learn that Perfect is now known as Town and the townsfolk are enjoying their new found freedom from the rule of the evil brothers, the Archer twins. But a stolen bike and missing children reveal a sinister plot occurring in Town. With friendships being tested, new characters put into the mix, a zombie army, an intriguing mystery and a whole load of adventure, this is an excellent sequel written in the trademark Helena Duggan way. A delight to read and highly recommended. I can’t wait to see what happens next... a 5⭐️ read...

From_Scrumptious_Tales (Toppsta reader review), 30th October 2018