- Date started : March 1st, 2017
- Date finished : March 8th, 2017
- Title: All The Ugly and Wonderful Things
- Author: Bryn Greenwood
- Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
- Pages: 346 pages (hardcover)
- Date of publication: August 9th 2016
- Rating: 5 out of 5
As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer.
So, first of all, you have to have an open mind reading this book. It is a little bit controversial, but I love controversial reads. So, little Wavy doesn’t have an easy life. She abused by her parents. But one day her mom takes her to live with her dad. Her dad is a meth dealer. But one day, on the way home, Wavy met Kellen. Kellen works for Wavy’s dead. Kellen seems so scary, big and tattoed guy. But Kellen is so nice and has a heart of gold. He basically take care of Wavy and her brother. From there, their love blossoms, although Wavy was only 8 years old the first time she met Kellen. But a big age gap doesn’t bother them all. They can talk and share about everything.
So don’t be grossed out by the relationship in this book. I know it’s not right because Wavy is a minor, but you can see that their love is something so wonderful and so pure. They truly really love each other and my heart break for them. I just want them to be together and get their happy ever after.
This book is so good. It makes me feel, it makes me cry. I cried sad tears, I cried happy tears. It fits with the title. This story is ugly and wonderful. This one is an unforgettable story.