Monday, May 8, 2017

Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told YouEverything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Life is a series of goals, dreams, and expectations - some of which are met, and some of which are left woefully behind us as we grow out of the dream or face a harsh reality. Some are simply forgotten because new dreams and aspirations take their place. "Everything I Never Told You" tells the story of a family whose individual dreams and experiences are a messy knot of failure, disappointed expectation, or false contentment. While some of the story is a little too coincidental, I really liked how Ng captured the uncommunicated barriers that people face or put up. Sometimes, I think, it's the lack of communication and not the failed dream that really trips up the characters (us too in real life).

Quality read with subtle details that required my full attention. I was happy to give it.

Happy reading--

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