30 October, 2015

Everything I never told you [compact disc] by Celeste Ng.

Afraid of isolation, eager to be accepted, sexual blossoming as a young adult, hungry for fame, marriage fatigue, rebellious teenagers, forcing children to realise the dreams which their parents weren’t able to achieve, how cruel and unfair this is to an innocent and individual life, how vulnerable a child is, and how deeply but invisibly parents’ actions can attack their childrens’ spirit… 

Like a master florist, Celeste Ng cleverly arranges all of these facets together. A tragedy is displayed to the reader vividly and profoundly, step by step.

This story is set in a Chinese-American mixed race family in America between the 1950s and 1970s. 

Reading the book, you will be driven into the story, become part of the characters’ lives, sigh with them at their regrets, feel their sadness, cry their tears, feel heartbreak at their losses and rise with hope for them at the end …

There are a lot of things you will never know if you do not read this book. So read it and sleep on it.

This item is also available from Auckland Libraries as a book and large-print book.

Author: Celeste Ng.

Recommended by Honour Z, Northcote Library

Honour Z works at Northcote Library. She loves reading biographies and nonfiction in general.

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