This is a really late BTT but I love the question and I completely could relate to it.
I define a prefect book in many ways. One of these is a book must be in lurid, fruity prose, awash in imagery and sensuous textures and colors. I adore books that fits in this description. Books that could trigger feelings through words and images that come into my head as I read these luscious words. I do not exactly mean a book that describes a tree like a forest. I mean books that speak simply and with a touch of riddle and metaphors but could lift a face, ring a laugh, or cause a tear.
In my opinion, how words are used and arranged adds points to the rating and more impact. When the question was asked, Meg Cabot came instantly into my mind. The first book I bought from her was quite a mistake. Size 12 is Not Fat wasn’t a book for me. But as the world revolves and moves every second, changes occur. I grew to love the second installment and bought the last book, Size Doesn’t Matter. American language, casual American language wasn’t that bad for a book after all. It was Heather Wells narrating and not Meg Cabot so I don’t blame her.
And yes, dear Debs, I was thinking of something else when I first read the title.