Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng

320 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

fiction historical literary mystery thriller emotional reflective sad medium-paced

Description

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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Community Reviews Summary of 42,235 reviews

Moods

emotional 86%
sad 75%
reflective 61%
dark 44%
mysterious 41%
tense 28%
challenging 19%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 3%
adventurous 1%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 28%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 69% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | Yes: 27% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.96

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