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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste NgThis poignant novel explores the internal workings of a family as one of their children, Lydia, goes missing.  The author delves into the internal stories and memories that each family member  examines and re-examines in their quest to figure out this tragedy.  The perspectives that are revealed often return to hurts, misunderstandings, and slights that the other family members feel from the deep past.  Lydia had been the middle child, central to her parents attention, emotionally supported by her older college bound brother and virtually neglected young sister.  Told in a sensitive prose, the reader gradually unwraps the complicated layers of a dysfunctional family life.  A beautiful, sad, excavation of the tragedy experienced by the Lee family.

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