In a Perfect World by Trish Doller

In a Perfect World

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 s...

Title:In a Perfect World
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ISBN:1481479881
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:294 pages

In a Perfect World Reviews

  • Danielle (Love at First Page)
    Apr 07, 2017

    My 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 captivating and well researched. Caroline has an easy voice, someone I could definitely relate to, and Adam was such a sweetheart! However, I did feel as if their romance was missing a certain spark, or depth? I wasn't as passionate about their pairing as I expected to be, although they had some swe

    My 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 captivating and well researched. Caroline has an easy voice, someone I could definitely relate to, and Adam was such a sweetheart! However, I did feel as if their romance was missing a certain spark, or depth? I wasn't as passionate about their pairing as I expected to be, although they had some sweet scenes! Also, a shoutout to the happily married parents in this book - we need more of that in YA. :)

  • Miranda Kenneally
    Jun 27, 2017

    So good.

  • nick
    Apr 23, 2017

    Trish Doller did a great job at making Egypt and all the rich culture of the country come to life. The romance was sweet, despite the many obstacles the two had to face. I'm very happy with how this turned out!

    RTC

  • Ginger at GReadsBooks.com
    Dec 02, 2015

    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 eyes. Though she is miles & miles away from her homeland, she comes to realize that we all share different variations of values, customs, dreams, & ideas. I really identified with her want to experience it all, while keeping an open mind. But I also understood her frustrations of being a yo

    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 eyes. Though she is miles & miles away from her homeland, she comes to realize that we all share different variations of values, customs, dreams, & ideas. I really identified with her want to experience it all, while keeping an open mind. But I also understood her frustrations of being a young girl, in a culture so different than her own. The romance in this story is full of swoons & innocence, that only Trish Doller can deliver in just the right amount of doses.

    Add this book to your 2017 TBR. It's one not to miss!

  • Jen
    Feb 10, 2017

    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, friends, love, religion, privilege, prejudice, and cultural expectations. It was a struggle not to devour Caroline's story in one sitting because I also wanted to savory every minute of it. And then I wanted to experience it all over again.

    I loved the family dynamics on both sides and the romance is s

    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, friends, love, religion, privilege, prejudice, and cultural expectations. It was a struggle not to devour Caroline's story in one sitting because I also wanted to savory every minute of it. And then I wanted to experience it all over again.

    I loved the family dynamics on both sides and the romance is so freaking swoony it made my heart ache---in a good way. I had to read the last chapter twice because the first time through was little too blurry, and because it made me so damn happy!

    READ. IT.

  • Kelly
    Apr 24, 2017

    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 tenderness and the reality of life in a foreign, politically-challenged country. Great writing, excellent setting. I will read anything Trish Doller writes.

  • i.
    Jun 10, 2017

    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, you feel that you can almost smell the food, listen to the cars blare their horns and hear the distant sound of a call to prayer.

    What really engages the reader is the sad fact that the story may well be based on real events, because our world is far from being perfect.

    This novel is a must read if yo

    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, you feel that you can almost smell the food, listen to the cars blare their horns and hear the distant sound of a call to prayer.

    What really engages the reader is the sad fact that the story may well be based on real events, because our world is far from being perfect.

    This novel is a must read if you are planning on visiting Cairo. I think that its aimed at teenagers or very young adults but older readers will also appreciate the great work done by Trish Doller.

  • Fatima
    Jun 11, 2017

    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 well as the culture given that this is set in Egypt - I understood the MC's thought process and the fact that she was being forced to move to a completely new place with a whole different culture and new customs, but she was very judgmental and she annoyed me to no end. Whenever Islam or something re

    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 well as the culture given that this is set in Egypt - I understood the MC's thought process and the fact that she was being forced to move to a completely new place with a whole different culture and new customs, but she was very judgmental and she annoyed me to no end. Whenever Islam or something regarding Muslims was brought up I found myself frowning and wondering if it was something like a backhanded compliment, because a lot of it felt like it. The story also got a bit political and there were bombings mentions of terrorism. I'm sure the author had good intentions, but as a faithful and proud Muslim, I'm really not sure where I stand with this novel, which just makes me feel a bit meh about this.


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