FIRST TO READ | Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

I’m sure a lot of you are subscribed to Penguin’s First to Read program.  If not, you’re welcome.  They have a system where you can request advance digital copies of books and/or read excerpts and get points while you’re at it.  We all have overflowing TBR piles but it doesn’t hurt to check out other stuff… and add it on to that pile, right?  🙂

I’ve been on the site for a couple of weeks, yeah I was late to the party too, and this morning, I came across a book that caught my eye.  I read the excerpt and I was very intrigued.

The book is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.  I wasn’t able to secure an advance copy but the short bit was enough.  And the cover is really pretty.

The blurb starts out with this:

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet . . . So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio.

And that was all I needed.  I went straight for the excerpt and I was wowed.  It was set up nicely, and even with those few pages, it was fast paced and really intriguing.  It reminded me of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold as well as a bit of Back Roads by Tawni O’Dell.  I’m definitely putting it on my wishlist.  Hopefully, it won’t get lost in that huge and still growing pile.

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