Friday, September 30, 2011

review: everything we ever wanted by sara shepard

Every member of the wealthy Bates-McAllister family has a secret. They keep these secrets from each other and everyone else which leads to them all living in isolation despite their proximity. Although the start of Everything We Ever Wanted was a little slow (I didn’t like matriarch Sylvie in the slightest), I was soon sucked into their world. Sara Shepard did a tremendous job of seamlessly weaving in everyone’s back story at the most appropriate times to give insight into how all of these people became so cold. Everything We Ever Wanted is all about keeping up appearances, the judgments people make based on appearance/reputation, and discovering that sometimes getting everything you wanted doesn’t bring happiness. It was a most enjoyable read.
5/5
Review copy from Amazon Vine.

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