Publish date: October 28th 2008
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Everything Beautiful is the type of solid novel that has no apparent flaws - its pacing is perfect, the humor spot-on, the character growth remarkable, the romance swoon-worthy - and yet it is somehow underwhelming. I blame the hype. Quite thankfully, when you take away the immense build-up towards ...
Riley didn't beat out Jennifer Echols' GOING TOO FAR as my favorite damaged girl, but she comes close. I love the balance of pain and compassion, how she is still capable of connecting with those around her even as she's so disconnected from herself. The resolution was a little pat, but I loved it.
An excellent read. I think its only flaw was that I kept finding my bathwater cold when I came to!