All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
by Bryn Greenwood
I received a copy of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood from NetGalley for an honest review.
You know those kids that go to school to get away from home, the ones that take care of their baby brother when they shouldn’t even know how, the ones that are afraid to eat, to touch and be touched because they were brainwashed by their own mama into thinking they are dirty and disgusting… Meet Wavy. She is all of those things.
“I loved her then, right as I was getting ready to leave her.”
Until Kellen comes crashing into her life and helps raise her… except not like a typical father figure. Their relationship is A LOT different from the start. What normal grown man would act that way around such a young child… But then it transforms into this deep, passionate bond that they share. It’s not meant to be sexual until things spiral out of control. Between sex, drugs, murder.. They are forced apart and their world’s turned upside down.
“You can look up the word keening in the dictionary, but you don’t know what it means until you hear somebody having her heart ripped out.”
I get that this book won’t be for everyone, but if you could just go into it with an open mind and really read the words. Feel the pain and the hurt and the love come off the pages. I really felt for Wavy, Kellen and Donal. Deeper than I have ever felt for characters in a book. I’m still reeling with emotions and I know I will think about this book for a long time to come.
My rating: 5/5 stars