All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

A Novel

    • 4.4 • 1.2K Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

- 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

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
August 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Samantha.91 ,

Enthralled.

I read this book in 24hrs. A lot of reviews have been directed towards the relationship between Wavy and Kellen. Let me say this, for those of us who’s childhood was about survival, this book is for you. You will feel and see so much. For those of you who only read and see the story of a young girl and her relationship with an adult, I’m proud for you. Proud that you had a childhood in which was ignorance from Wavy’s, and many others, struggle. This book touched my soul and challenged me. I hope those that read this book will start with a clear mind. A different perspective to allow it to move you. The events in this book, happen every single day. Let that challenge you. This book is written seamlessly, and I could not put it down. Worth every single star.

Zoeblu ,

Great book

I couldn’t put this one down! Loved it!

BuyingNow ,

Sick

Books basically idealizes a grown Man having sex with a child. I would not recommend this book to anyone. I read books aloud to my wife. We couldn’t make it half threw this one and had to stop reading.

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