All We Ever Wanted (by Emily Giffin) … is this what you really wanted?

I don’t even know where to start with my review of this book. The writing was good, the characters were well developed, but the story line was very emotionally upsetting. It’s not the author’s fault…it just was a little too real and made me angry that people would treat others in this way. I won’t get into the details because i don’t rehash the story line of books in my reviews or ruin the review with spoilers.

Essentially, the relationships with the characters; the manipulations, racism, sense of entitlement, abuse of wealth, etc., and the lack of certain characters’ responsibility for their actions was difficult to swallow. I know it exists in today’s society, but I struggled with the emotional and physical pain that were experienced.

Emily Giffin does a great job of drawing you into the lives of the characters. She has you thinking things are one way, but then twists it around so that you think they are going to end up another way, but then…are you right? I love when an author keeps me guessing.

Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

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