A review by booksaremypeople
All the Things We Don't Talk About by Amy Feltman


This was such a wonderful and intriguing book! It starts dramatically with a student who brings a gun to Morgan and Sadie’s high school. Luckily, the weapon is confiscated, but the students are shaken up after having been evacuated. It’s during their evacuation that Morgan and Sadie strike up a friendship – both on financial aid. Morgan identifies as nonbinary and lives with her neurodivergent father, Julian, after their alcoholic mother, Zoe, left them and headed to Europe when Morgan was only one. Soon, Sadie and Morgan develop feelings for one another, disrupted by Zoe’s sudden return to the states and Morgan and Julien’s home. What Morgan doesn’t know is that their father has developed an epistolary relationship with Brigid, Zoe’s ex. Having their mother back in Morgan’s life is beguiling, dangerous and confusing. This is a unique book about family and relationships and navigating messy truths about life. Thank you to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for the advanced review copy. To hear more about this and other titles, listen to my book recommendation podcast: BOOKS ARE MY PEOPLE.