Book Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.”

Published in 2015, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng follows the Lee family – mother Marilyn, father James, and their three children. Lydia is the favourite child; a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfil the dreams they were unable to pursue. Marilyn wants her to become a doctor rather than a homemaker, and James hopes that she will become popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the centre of every party. But Lydia is under pressures that have nothing to do with growing up in 1970s small-town Ohio. So when her body is found in the local lake, her parents are left devastated, but too consumed by their own guilt to really see what’s going on.

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