Let’s be honest, there are things that we have all left unsaid. Either we felt uncomfortable voicing our thoughts, or maybe we were afraid. However, no matter the reason, I believe that each one of us at some point in time has kept important words or feelings to ourselves. This is part of what the book Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng is about.
The book is Celeste’s debut novel, and it really makes the reader think. It is written from several points of view, but does not explicitly state that the person’s voice has changed. Although this can sometimes be confusing, the way Celeste writes creates a flowing story of love and loss and those words that were never said.
There are two things regarding this book that I must say, the first is that if you have read the book and wish to discuss it, there is a book club that will be discussing this book on June 6th. So if you enjoyed the book or hated the book and want to talk about why, please stop by!
The second is that Celeste Ng is coming to the Carnegie Library! She is coming as part of the Authors on Tour program and will be at the Library in Oakland on June 1st from 7-9pm.
Even if you do not want to attend either of these programs, you should still consider picking up this title. It shows so much and helps the reader realize how important it is to say what you mean and mean what you say.