A text to text connection from the book Things hoped for by Andrew Clements and the book Perfect by Natasha Friend would be that they have a lot of conflict throughout the book. The conflict in Things Not Seen would be when Bobby’s Grandfather throughout this book has troubles which is affecting Gwen due to the fact that one day she comes home her grandfather is dead because he was dieing from natural causes but he wanted Gwen to find out later because she had a interview for college the next day. The conflict in the perfect would be that when Isabella decides that she is to fat that she needs to lose weight so she goes bulimic. Isabella goes to therapy but she doesn’t stop because she meets Ashley and she has the same problem that Isabella has. Those two together isn’t the best idea that Isabella had. That was the text to text connection between the book Things hoped for and Perfect.