I do not have the words to convey the pure enjoyment I got from this reading experience, but I'll certainly give it my best shot. Ask anyone what makes a good novel, and you'll receive a different answer. For me, a good novel should be technically well-written, in terms of language use. 'The Perfect Family' has that in spades (spelling and grammar mistakes tend to jump out at me, and in the entire book, that happened but twice). A good novel should also be artistically and emotionally well-written; in other words, it should contain a compelling storyline and subplots, with engaging characters whom I can relate to in full, and a rich, expressive use of the full scope of the English language. Again, rarely have I read any novel that met these requirements as readily and seemingly-effortlessly as does 'The Perfect Family'. And lastly, any good novel absolutely MUST have a moral purpose. I see no need to expand further on this point - this novel makes it well enough. In conclusion, I just wish to thank Ms Shay for one of the most incredible reading experiences of my life. And it's for free!!!