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Everything I Never Told You (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Everything I Never Told You - Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice Author:Celeste Ng Lydia, the middle and favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, inherited her mother?s bright blue eyes and her father?s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill dreams they were unable to pursue ? in Marilyn?s case that her daughter becomes a doctor, in James?s that she is popular with a busy social life. When Lydia?s b... more »ody is found in the local lake, the balancing act that has kept the Lee family together tumbles into chaos.« less
A beautiful and heartbreaking tale of a family that quietly unravels in the wake of the death of the beloved middle child, and the events that formed the ways the family members related to each other and inadvertently lead to the circumstances of young Lydia's death. I liked the way the narrative jumps back and forth in time, showing first the events and interactions that were formative for various family members, then jumping forward to show how all that manifests in the ways they act and react after Lydia's death. It never gets confusing, though. A delicately written book.