Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng

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fiction contemporary historical literary mystery emotional mysterious tense slow-paced

320 pages | first published 2014

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Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulf...
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Moods

emotional 86%
sad 74%
reflective 59%
dark 43%
mysterious 43%
tense 30%
challenging 18%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 3%
informative 2%
adventurous 1%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 34%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 70% | A mix: 23% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | Yes: 26% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.98