This book, "Love in the Wake of COVID-19." accurately depicts the evolution and understanding of a pandemic caused by the third invasion of the coronavirus while integrating it into an intriguing novella. On the one hand, we have the pandemic, the past history of the two similar family scourges, SARS-1 and MERS, the unfortunately neglected knowledge previously gained through veterinary medicine, and the subsequently rather predictable "MO" or modus operandi of this family. As a contrapuntal theme, we have a plethora of bad information, incorrect expectation, and dangerous suggestion which mislead well-meaning and frightened people, a "misinfodemic." All this is seen through the eyes of young adults and interpreted by them so that they, and lay folk like them, understand – with fear, curiosity, wonder – and eventually some feeling of reassurance. At the same time, there is an autistic lad who would like to be closer to people but has found trees to be a safer refuge … until an unusual young woman comes upon the scene. And, a young Korean man, trying to enjoy the pleasures of a prolonged adolescence, is taken with an American girl who had to grow up too quickly. The development of the love between these individuals carries the story and softens the blow of the virus.