Enter the vibrant world of "These Perfectly Careless Things," Tash Doherty's captivating, spicy, and funny coming-of-age debut novel that will resonate with fans of Euphoria and Sally Rooney.
In the bustling landscape of 2010 London, 15-year-old Abbie Chesterton finds herself entangled in the whirlwind of private school gossip and the quest to uncover her true self. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she crosses paths with Jonah Wood on her way to a house party. Jonah, an intriguing and eccentric American of the same age, bewitches Abbie with his intellect and charm.
As Abbie embarks on inspiring adventures around the city with Jonah, she discovers the courage to pursue her artistic passions and the curiosity to explore her most intimate fantasies. Her dreams become entwined with the ambition of crafting the perfect portfolio, a key to gaining admission to Jonah's esteemed academic institution, St. Peter's Collegiate. However, in her relentless pursuit of success, Abbie inadvertently leaves behind those who have always been by her side, including her best friend, Julie.
It will take something dramatic and life-changing for Abbie to realize how blinded she was by ambition. But by then, it might already be too late.