In a Perfect World

In a Perfect World

For Ages: 12 and up
From critically acclaimed author Trish Doller comes a gorgeous, hopeful, and heartbreaking novel, set in Cairo, Egypt, about the barriers we tear down for the people and places we love most.

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.
  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481479882 | 
  • May 2017 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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Trish Doller
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Trish Doller

Trish Doller is the author of Something Like Normal, which was an ABC New Voices Pick and a finalist for NPR’s Best Teen Books of All Time, among many other accolades; Where the Stars Still Shine, which was an Indie Next List Pick; The Devil You Know; and In a Perfect World. She has been a newspaper reporter, radio personality, and bookseller, and lives with her family in Fort Myers, Florida, with a relentlessly optimistic Border collie and a pirate.

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