Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Everything I Never Told You / Book Review

Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee; a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue - in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the centre of every party. But Lydia is under pressures that have nothing to do with growing up in 1970s small town Ohio. Her father is an American born of first-generation Chinese immigrants, and his ethnicity, and hers, make them conspicuous in any setting. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt and sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to make someone accountable, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest in the family - Hannah - who observes far more than anyone realises and who may be the only one who knows what really happened. Everything I Never Told You is a gripping page-turner, about secrets, love, longing, lies and race.

Rating ««««
I’m sure this book should have been a quick read, if it wasn’t for the fact that I started to read it in a crazy week in which work kept me apart from it. There were moments in which I couldn’t believe that I didn’t read more than a whole page.
The story is really interesting, I love the switches between the present, past and what was behind all the characters involved. I loved how the family dynamic was expose. I loved Nath, and sweet Hannah, in some parts I hated James, and in most parts I hated the Mailyn.

It’s a very honest book, which made me realize how imperfect a perfect life could be. How when you push others to do your will, you affect them in some ways that you can't even imagine. How the way people make fun of others hurts more than they could even imagine.
When finally I had the time for read it, I couldn’t pull it down, I totally recommend this book, it was so perfect in its imperfection, this is the kind of book that most be read specially at schools and parents alike. If you want to have a copy,  you can buy it here.

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  1. Ooh! I'll go trawl the library for this book! This review has me intrigued!

    1. I'm glad!, it really is a great book!


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