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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

allilytle33's review against another edition

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emotional mysterious sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

abeth380's review against another edition

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emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

ellycrazy's review against another edition

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emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.0

sslovesbooks_1's review against another edition

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4.0

A good read. Story of loss and secrets in a family

page_karla's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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keenanmaree's review

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challenging emotional reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

ashrawil's review against another edition

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emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

theeniemartinko's review against another edition

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5.0

5/5 - The story of this family, of Lydia, is raw and real. I am sad at what happened and I wish there was a “bad guy” to blame. But in reality no one was the bad guy, but everyone in this family made their mistakes.

The parents put so much pressure on their daughter to be all of the things they wish they were. All the while never communicating and expressing their love and intentions.

This book made me feel so sad and also just really frustrated at some of the characters and at the situations. Family’s are dysfunctional but there were so many moments I just wanted to yell at them to talk to each other. And sooner - sigh.

msrxlady's review against another edition

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3.0

Maybe 3.5 stars. Interesting enough to finish, but didn't Wow me.

alexandergrantwriter's review against another edition

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4.0

~ Fascinating Family Study ~

This was such an interesting read!! I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed it!! I had been told to read this book as it was a great representation of non-linear story structure and I definitely agree!!

I probably should have managed my expectations going in as I thought this was more a mystery/thriller and it definitely wasn’t!! This was a character study about a broken family and it was a very good one!! I just didn’t realize this till like a 1/3rd of the way through and changed my expectations accordingly!

I think the beginning was a little slow and the middle sagged a bit due to this being a slow paced story in general, but the ending picked up and was incredible so I can’t really complain!

This was my first Celeste Ng book, but I really want to read Little Fires Everywhere now! I would recommend if you don’t mind a slow paced story about a slowly decaying family that’s trying and failing to hold it all together.

CWs - A few uses of strong language