Everything We Ever Wanted
How do you choose between your family and your history? Emotional and compelling storytelling from Sara Shepard, author of All the Things We Didn't Say. A late-night phone call on a Sunday evening rarely brings good news. So when Sylvie, a recently-widowed mother of two, receives a call from the... show more
How do you choose between your family and your history? Emotional and compelling storytelling from Sara Shepard, author of All the Things We Didn't Say. A late-night phone call on a Sunday evening rarely brings good news. So when Sylvie, a recently-widowed mother of two, receives a call from the head teacher of the school she's on the board of, she knows it won't be something she wants to hear. The school was founded by her grandfather, and she's inherited everything he strived to build up - a reputation, a heritage, the school and the grand old family house. And with this inheritance comes responsibility. So when her son Scott is whispered to be involved in a scandal that led to the death of one of the boys he coaches at the school, it throws the family into chaos: Sylvie has to decide between her loyalty to the school that has been part of her family legacy for years and her son who she feels wants nothing to do with her. She starts spying on the dead boy's father, making an unlikely connection. Sara Shepard's compelling new novel tells how hard it can be to really, truly connect to people, how making quick, easy judgments can come back to haunt you, and how the life you always planned for - and always dreamed of - often doesn't always turn out the way you imagined at all!
Publish date: September 1st 2010
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
It felt like nothing happened for the whole book - absolutely nothing. Very disappointing having read some of the authors other books.
In Sara Shepard's novel Everything We Ever Wanted there are varying shades of relatable characters that we, as reader's, are introduced to. This may make reading this book a bit uncomfortable at times, but it also helps to enlighten the reader as well. Shepard is a well-rounded seasoned author who h...
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Normally I give a book 50 pages to impress me before I move on to something more enjoyable. I really enjoyed both of Shepard's YA series, so I pressed forward past page 80, but the book just didn't grab me. I didn't care about the characters. The twist is set up far too obviously from the beginni...
You can find my full review at http://the-bookaholic.blogspot.comWhile I am a big fan of The Pretty Little Liars' series by Sara Shepard, this I was not. Everything was so dull and flat. I often found myself yawning or wanting to breeze through the pages just to get the book over with. At one point,...