Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Book Review - All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
Last night I finished "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" by Janelle Brown. I wasn't thrilled to start this book for some reason, mostly because the description said that the entire book was based on a pharmaceutical company CEO leaving his wife on the day his company went public during the dot com boom, which didn't seem like something that would interest me. But I was hooked from the first page. It's the kind of book that makes me want a better vocabulary. The main characters, Janice, Margaret and Lizzie, are all struggling with their own demons: bankruptcy, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy, divorce, etc. And you can identify with each in her own way. And, refreshingly, it's not the type of book where everything is made better in the end by the ex-husband, ex-boyfriend, crush, etc, coming to rescue someone. It's about deep female relationships, and I can't wait to read the next novel by Janelle Brown.