Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
In a Perfect World
Simon Pulse, May 2017
General Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
From the publisher—
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.
Why am I waiting so eagerly? This definitely doesn’t fall into the types of books I usually read (me? romance?) but, 28 years after I spent a week there, Egypt is still one of my favorite places ever. I’ll never go back so reading books set there has to be the next best thing for me and this sounds like just the right book to read in these times of rising religious and ethnic hatred. A positive look at cultural differences can never be a bad thing, can it?