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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told YouLydia Lee is the one character who is not alive in Everything I Never Told You, but she is at the heart of this moving debut novel.

Lydia is the favorite child, the golden one, and is the center of attention in her family. Through the eyes of each of them we see the story of how she disappears and what happens when she turns up dead. Her father is full of regret and misplaced doubts; her mother burns with ambition for her future; her little sister, invisible and lonely, is so used to being forgotten she prefers hiding; and her brother, who desperately wants to leave behind the oppression of being overlooked in favor of his sister, still longs for the approval of his parents.

Aching with poignancy and missed opportunities, everyone seems trapped and isolated from each other in their grief. But one by one, each member of the family will need to acknowledge the truths they don’t want to see in order to come together again. I highly recommend picking this one up.

– Stacey

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