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“Everything I Never Told You”

I read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng in 2018 and loved it. Everything I Never Told You has been on my radar for a while, but I never picked it up. While scrolling through my new bff, Libby, I saw it was available so I started it one day after work.

Once I started it I couldn’t put it down. It kicks off with a dead girl and the story unravels from there. I love stories that start at the end. Knowing the ending sometimes makes the journey there even more interesting.

I finished the book in one night. Partially because I was engrossed in it, partially because it was so painful to see the parents in the story push their hopes and dreams onto their child. A friend once told me a Jung quote that has stuck with me: “The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of its parents.” This book is an example of that.

It bounces around time but I was never confused as to where I was. Sometimes that happens to me, but this book was clear. I enjoyed it.

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