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Everything Must Go
Everything Must Go
Author: Elizabeth Flock
To those on the outside, the Powells are a happy family, but then a devastating accident destroys their fragile facade. When seven- year-old Henry is blamed for the tragedy, he tries desperately to make his parents happy again.As Henry grows up, he is full of potential—a talented sportsman with an academic mind and a thirst for adventure...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778325055
ISBN-10: 0778325059
Publication Date: 10/1/2007
Pages: 384
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
I found this book to be quite boring. It followed the dull life of a boy whose hopes were smashed after tragedy stikes the family. The years span from 1967-2001 and the author jumped around in multiple years in the same chapter with flashbacks, which had a tendancy to make it hard to know exactly what time frame you were reading about. Dull and depressing.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have to be quite honest. This was a quick read because the author has an easy flow to her writting. However, the book was, in my opinion very boring. It accounts the life of a teen boy who works in a clothing store, whose bright future was crushed by a family tragedy and breakdown. The tragedy doesn't even become apparent until the middle of the book....The back of the book leads you to believe it will be quite gripping, however i have to disagree... I hate giving "bad" reviews, but this one is just so-so. Still, I cannot wait to read Flock's other 2.. (Emma & Me and But Inside I'm Screaming)..i think they will make up for this one!
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Helpful Score: 2
Boring, boring, boring. I kept with it hoping it would get better but it just didn't. Bouncing back & forth from decade to decade just makes it worse.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was quietly depressing. In some ways, it reminded me of the movie _Garden State_, but without the humour, the romance and the redemption. Henry Powell's life of quiet but intense desperation was well written, but in the end there was no real hope for him. This novel was more of an elongated character study than anything else and while there was wrong with it per se, it was just too depressing to really enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 1
Found this book very hard to read. I read into 50 pages and coulnt go on. It was very boring. I typically really love Elizabeth Flocks work just couldnt get through this one.
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I was looking forward to reading this book, especially after I read Me & Emma. However, this one lost me fairly early on. I just wasn't pulled into the story as much as I was hoping for. It was very dry & boring to me. I only read a few chapters which I had to force myself to finish that much.
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To everyone on the outside, the Powells are a happy family, but then a devastating accident destroys their fragile facade. When seven-year-old Henry is blamed for the tragedy, he tries desperately to make his parents happy again. As Henry grows up, he is full of potential - a talented sportsman with an academic mind and a thirst for adventure. However, Henry soon begins to question if the guilt his parents have burdened him with since childhood has left him ultimately unable to escape his anguished family and their painful past.

Most people might not enjoy reading books with depressing plots, but I am not one of them. I enjoyed this book very much and found it to be very well written. It was perhaps a little slower to get into than I would have liked, however in my opinion, the plot picked up appreciably about halfway through. I will say that I felt intensely sorry for Henry and all that he went through in his life. I give Everything Must Go by Elizabeth Flock an A! and will certainly be on the lookout for more books by this author to read.
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I ABSOLUTELY LOVED ELIABETH FLOCK AFTER READING, "ME AND EMMA" HOWEVER, THIS BOOK IS NOT EXACTLY THE SAME CALIBER IN MY OPINION. WHILE IT TRIES TO KEEP THE READER INTERESTED BY OFFERING DIFFERENT VIEWS INTO THE MAIN CHARACTERS LIFE, IT GETS QUITE CONFUSING. I WOULDN'T SAY IT IS THE WORST I HAVE READ BUT BY FAR, NOT ONE OF THE BEST.


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