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 ?