Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

28 June 2016


It's been a long time since I've come across a book than can make me lose all sense of time!

This book captivated me and it completely took over my life until I had finished it.

It's the type of story that makes you question how you see the world and what a fine line there is between right and wrong, moral and immoral.

I had to keep reminding myself that essentially this is a story of paedophilia but the Author cleverly draws you in to see the love story behind the scandal...the intentions, the love and the way it can destroy lives.

This powerful novel has a touch of Romeo and Juliet about it but rather than just a story of starcrossed lovers it contains scandal, sex and criminality as well as a good dose of perspective

I thoroughly enjoyed the authors writing style, he cuts the reader no breaks and tells it like it is and his descriptions are raw and sometimes close to the bone.  It challenged my views and left me reeling in places, it is not perverse or seedy so don't be put off by the topic.

It's a brave book to write and I think the author excelled with what is a very emotive topic

I cannot rave about this book enough and I was sad it came to an end.  I thoroughly recommend it!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge in return for my honest feedback.  

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