Wednesday, April 12, 2017

"Every Exquisite Thing" by Matthew Quick

 "Every Exquisite Thing" by Matthew Quick is a beautiful story about the struggles of high school and what it truly means to feel lonely and not be yourself. The plot opens with a girl named Nanette who does not believe in herself or the things that she does. Her teacher loans her a book about self discovery and she soon is hooked. She meets the author of the loaned book and the plot thickens with romance, understanding of life and wanting, and death.

Although frustrating at times, this was a wonderful book. In class we discussed how it reminded us of the recent Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" and how the feelings of being alone were portrayed really well through the various characters in this book. It was frustrating for me as a reader at times to watch Nanette continually spiral out of control when she has had a lot of help already and doesn't seem to be heeding any advice given. I would recommend this book for ages 15 and up.

~SS

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