Everything We Ever Wanted - Sara Shepard

This was another one of those books that I read super quickly - if I'm entirely honest I got a bit bored, and skim read to the end to see how it ended.

It's all a bit faffy - a child dies at a big private school and that seems like it will be the focus of the book, but it slowly spins out to focus on complicated human relationships, and how people don't really know those closest to them.

It actually made me both sad and angry all at the same time - I definitely felt empathy for some of the characters and others (mainly the men in it) annoyed me SO much.

I would recommend you read it - it really won't take you long! It's not a work of art by any means, and won't leave a profound effect on you, but it is a twisty enough story to keep you entertained!

Have you read this? Or anything else by Sara Shepard?

The perks of being a wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

This is one of those classic books that you assume everyone has read, but then it turns out they haven't, so I haven't really been able to speak to anyone about it.

And I need to. Because I really didn't get it.

The story follows a teenage boy who has a very emotional outlook on the world - it follows him navigating teenage life, and everything that comes with it - girls, drugs, drink, school...

I read it fairly quickly, as it's not particularly long or complicated. It just...doesn't seem like much happens and was a bit too simplistic for me. Like, the way it is written doesn't flow as a book should (in my opinion!)

I'm for sure missing the bigger picture/deeper meaning and would recommend you read it yourself to see what you get out of it, but it just doesn't do it for me.

The DVD is only a couple of quid on Amazon at the moment, so I might get it just to see if the story appeals more to me in film version.

Have you read it? What did you think?