I am not going to lie, this is a hard book to read; it makes you examine everything you know as a parent, or think you know. It makes you look at yourself and your dreams and how that influences the person you become, the parent you become. This would make such a great book club book, there is so much to discuss and think about and absorb, I loved it!
Selected by the Amazon Editors as the #1 Book of the Year:Lydia is dead.
From the first sentence of Celeste Ng’s stunning debut, we know that
the oldest daughter of the Chinese-American Lee family has died. What
follows is a novel that explores alienation, achievement, race, gender,
family, and identity--as the police must unravel what has happened to
Lydia, the Lee family must uncover the sister and daughter that they
hardly knew. There isn’t a false note in this book, and my only concern
in describing my profound admiration for Everything I Never Told You
is that it might raise unachievable expectations in the reader. But
it’s that good. Achingly, precisely, and sensitively written. --Chris Schluep