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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel - Community Reviews back

by Bryn Greenwood
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bestwineforlast rated it 7 months ago
I understand all the controversy regarding this, but I don't agree. I think this was a hard look at mistakes made by a family, court system, and community. I have seen some people think the book is glorifying pedophilia, and again I disagree. I think Kellen in the book was mildly mentally handicappe...
MsMichaels' Take...
MsMichaels' Take... rated it 10 months ago
I am a bit thrown by how good, yet disturbing this read was.The story concerning Wavy is heartbreaking. There is just no other way to describe it. How she came to be and what she was born into and forced to endure as a result. I have mad respect for this girl. Because no matter what was forced upon ...
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it 1 year ago
This book destroyed everything I thought about love, family, and life. It chipped away at me, page by page, and then rebuilt me in a completely different fashion in the conclusion. I went into this book knowing nothing. I just liked the title and the cover. Yes, I judged a book by the cover. I lik...
The Lethal Librarian
The Lethal Librarian rated it 1 year ago
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck -then it is most likely is a duck. In my opinion this book is *only* about violence and pedophilia no matter how wonderfully it was written. Yes Kellen and Wavy waited, yes the book was ultimately about love - but still, 13 years ...
Yodamom Finds her Force
Yodamom Finds her Force rated it 1 year ago
I loved it. It was ugly, gritty, sweet and unforgettable.This is the hardest review I've ever had to write/post on a book. This book will be hard for many people who feel very strongly about the age issue. It was something so wrong and yet was right in a very off centered way. The characters in this...
debbiekrenzer rated it 1 year ago
#ALLTHEUGLYANDWONDERFULTHINGS! Wow, this is a book that will stay with me for a while, a long while. It was so well written and I loved the leading characters. While it does involve sexual relations with a minor and an adult, which does bother me. By the time this happens, I have been with the mino...
Between The Bookends
Between The Bookends rated it 1 year ago
WOW, so I don't think I can write a review that would do this book an ounce of justice, but I'll give it my best shot...Originally I was going to give this one a pass. The ages of the two main characters , and the subject matter just didn't sit right with me as a mother of a 14 and 11 year old. I ju...
Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it 1 year ago
I received a free copy of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel from the publisher in return for an honest review. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things was an uncomfortable read. I want to say it was uncomfortable in a good way but because of the controversial story line it feels wrong to even s...
Barks At Everything
Barks At Everything rated it 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a review. If it sucked I'd tell you because I'm a jerk like that, fortunately this one didn't! I am always complaining that I feel nothing about oh-so-many books. The characters are blah, the story just doesn’t grab me, I am dead inside,...
Dem rated it 49 years ago
DNF..............For me this was a case of Know when to hold'em and know when to fold'em I am certainly not singing with the choir on this one but I have to say how the book affected me regardless.The Description on NetGalley begins with the following" A beautiful and provocative love story betwee...
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