In a Perfect World

In a Perfect World Review

Caroline Kelly is excited to be spending her summer vacation working at the local amusement park with her best friend, exploring weird Ohio with her boyfriend, and attending soccer camp with the hope she’ll be her team’s captain in the fall.

But when Caroline’s mother is hired to open an eye clinic in Cairo, Egypt, Caroline’s plans are upended. Caroline is now expected to spend her summer and her senior year in a foreign country, away from her friends, her home, and everything she’s ever known.

With this move, Caroline predicts she’ll spend her time navigating crowded streets, eating unfamiliar food, and having terrible bouts of homesickness. But when she finds instead is a culture that surprises her, a city that astounds her, and a charming, unpredictable boy who challenges everything she thought she knew about life, love, and privilege.

Title:In a Perfect World
Edition Language:English

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  • emma

    "'[ISIS] oppose[s] anyone who does not follow the law as they see it,' Mr. Elhadad says. 'Even Muslims. Terrorists make no exceptions for anyone who does not believe exactly as they do.'"I think about...

  • may ?

    Is there anything worse than a beautiful book that disappoints? Idk. . . probably not. So, *insert heavy sigh* I might just have to change my middle name to ‘conflicted’ bc it seems like the most ...

  • Fatima

    UHHH, so this was fun and interesting enough but too much of the dialogue and the MC's thoughts rubbed me the wrong way. This book talks about Islam and Muslims and our religious practices a lot, as w...

  • Ginger at GReadsBooks

    I was not prepared for the journey this story took me on. Trish Doller has given us a gift with this one. I love the culture of Egypt as we're witnessing it for the first time through Caroline's young...

  • Danielle (Love at First Page)

    3.5-4 starsMy favorite part about the book, surprisingly, was not the romance but the setting and the exploration of the Egyptian culture and Muslim faith. It's beautifully told and I found it all so ...

  • Kelly

    If you liked ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS but want it set in Cairo and with a main character who is entirely aware of her privilege, this is your winner. This love story is packed with sweetness and tende...

  • i.

    Delightful story about a teenage romance in the captivating city of Cairo. The writer describes vividly how what started as a cultural shock ended up in a beautiful love story. While you are reading, ...

  • leenahreads

    contemporary YA set in Cairo?? Egyptian boy as a love interest?? MY CITY!!! I AM SCREAMING!!! I WOULD SELL MY SOUL TO HAVE THIS BOOK NOW....

  • Jen

    My heart is so full right now! Dare I say this might be Trish Doller's best book yet? Yes. Yes, I will. She has done a beautiful job of showing how complicated life can be from all aspects: family, fr...

  • Laura

    Changes. There are so many little every day decisions and changes that can impact our lives in so many different ways. From weather based fashion decisions to what zig-zag route to take to avoid traff...