Book Review: All The Ugly & Wonderful Things, by Bryn Greenwood


I liked how we were different, but the same.

This book is one of the best books I have read. The story is strong, words simple, sentences readable & relatable. An author’s writing style matters more to me than the story itself, and the author has made this powerful message so easy to read & comprehend that everyone, including those who have never been in a similar situation, can relate to the characters quite easily.


The story is of this little girl Wavy, whose mother is a drug addict and father, a drug dealer. She obviously is psychologically damaged because of the family she is raised in and the parents who raised her. Her life is a constant chaos until the day she meets the love of her life, Kellen, who is more than a decade older than her. She is barely ten when she falls in love, BTW. The way he takes care of her, provides her companionship, pays for her school, he is her family; her mother, father, friend, lover, everything. I can totally relate to this emotion of finding all relationships in one person. He becomes her whole world until the day circumstances separate them, for better or for worse. She decides to fight for their love, when most of us would have given up. This is what happens when one person is your everything; giving up is no more an option. After all, how easy can it get to start your whole life over?

This book straight away got 5 stars from me on goodreads. The story is powerful, amazingly structured, and I finished reading it in less than a day; because I never put it down once I picked it up, hanging on to each & every word. This book made me feel sad, angry, depressed, hopeful, happy, heavy-hearted and what not. If you want to feel all these emotions, this book is for you.

Love & Light,

x ZB



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