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Monday, February 2, 2015

What I Read - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

My second book I read this year was yet another sad story of a peculiar Asian American family from Ohio.  The story starts out by letting you know that their prized daughter, Lydia, is dead.  The book then goes back and forth between the past and present to lead you through the lives of the family to solve the real mystery of Lydia's death as well as the strange lives of  the other family members - An American born Asian father who teaches at a local college and suffers from serious social problems, a stay at home mother who always dreamed of being a doctor, a son who doesn't really fit in but is extremely smart and mesmerized with outer space, and a quite young daughter who seems almost forgotten but sees and knows more than she lets on. 
The story was good and captivating but the book ended with me feeling sorry for most of the characters, yet relieved in some way as well that the family doesn't completely fall apart after losing their golden child.  However, nobody but the reader ever really gets to learn all of the secrets including what really happened to Lydia!
A good mystery story but once again, not a very happy read! I am definitely looking for a happier book for my next read!

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