Book review – Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng



I picked up Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng in my last big book haul , it came with so many great reviews that I just could not resist .

This storyline is set in the 1970’s and surrounds a Chinese / American family , it is set in a time when mixed race marriages were not common and often looked down upon ¬†and bearing that in mind Ng really highlights the effect that parental issues can have on their children and how (whether we mean to or not ) the way we speak , act and push our children can be carried with them forever . I found this to be such a multi layered read , where the loss of a child is coupled with both racial undercurrents and the broken dreams of a family .

Though it is technically a crime novel I did find it to be more of a journey down the Psychological path and does not play out the crime aspect as expected ( There are not a lot of twists and turns ) .This book will make a great onscreen drama ! I really enjoyed the book and I think that Ng is very talented in making you feel for each of the characters and you really understand the inner turmoil of Lydia .

Overall I quite enjoyed this read and I would highly recommend it . I think it would make a great holiday read as it is not too taxing and the storyline is not overly complicated to follow .


Has anyone else read this ?




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