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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel

– A New York Times and USA Today bestseller
– Book of the Month Club 2016 Book of the Year
– Second Place Goodreads Best Fiction of 2016

A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.

As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.

By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy’s family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.

31 Books Bringing the Heat this Summer ―Bustle

Top Ten Hottest Reads of 2016 ―New York Daily News

Best Books of 2016 ―St. Louis Post Dispatch

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Anonymous says:

Wow. Just wow. I had to finish this book, at the expense of everything else in my life. I could not put it down. Is it sad? Yes. Is it disturbing? Yes. Does it hit you in the feels? Yes. The whole premise should be off-limits, but strangely, it’s not. It’s so well written and so compelling that you can’t help but be drawn into this world. No child should be cursed with parents like that, my heart broke for her. Wavy finds some comfort in this stranger, the only person in her life that is looking out for her…

Anonymous says:

Good Read I have heard so many good and bad things about this book! After reading a review I just knew this book wasn’t for me. After hearing good things about this book from several book friends I was still not reading. But one day I went on NetGalley, after being in a horrible funk and requested to review. I had this book on my iPad for the longest time and I finally read 4 days before its release. At the 40% mark I found myself NOT hating this book like I thought I would.This book was so…

Anonymous says:

This seems like a book a pedophile would love I couldn’t even finish this book. This seems like a book a pedophile would love. The relationship between a child and adult should never be like the one that is described. I can’t believe with all that’s going on in the world right now and the new awareness of victims that this book receives such great reviews. It is alarming.I’m not a huge trigger warning guy unless I think something really warrants a trigger warning but here is one for ya: victims of assault, especially for adults…

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