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

304 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 73%
reflective 58%
mysterious 45%
dark 44%
tense 29%
challenging 17%
hopeful 7%
informative 2%
inspiring 2%
adventurous 1%
funny 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 33%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 25% | No: 21% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.99