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In a Perfect World by Laura Kasischke
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Jun 21, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010, fiction
Recommended to Julie by: Borders, I guess.
Recommended for: just about anyone
Read from June 21 to 22, 2010 , read count: 1

I had my eye on this book for a long time before I found it at a book sale, but let me tell you, I really had NO idea what it was about. This became very clear to me the moment they reported the death of _____________ somewhere around page 2. (Trying to avoid spoilers here.) Honestly, finding out this was a crumbling-world, global-epidemic type of story made it a LOT more interesting to me. I mean, I knew about the illness from the book's back blurb, but I didn't think the book would focus on it so much.

I think Kasischke handled it well, and managed to still throw some twists into the story of Jiselle Dorn and her insta-family while giving enough attention to the increasingly horrifying backdrop.

It's a fast read, and an interesting one, and I'd highly recommend it!
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06/21/2010 page 39
12.0% "Oh man, apparently I had no idea what this book was actually about."

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