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In a Perfect World: A Novel

In a Perfect World - Laura Kasischke There were no zombies to fend off, no hostile alien take-over, no invading foreign country, but I really enjoyed this journey into a totally plausible dystopian future.

The beginning took a little umph to get off the ground, but get past that and you have a young woman struggling to deal with a disappearing new spouse, sneaky step-children, a killer virus, and a domineering mother. Oh, and did I mention the world has gone to hell?

While the plot didn't go exactly as I thought/wished it would - there were some nice twists- I think that's exactly what would happen. Nothing ever goes as planned. So, some survivors were nice, some were infinitely kind, others were crazy hoarding fiends. Not perfect, but the world we live in.