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Everyone We’ve Been By Sarah Everett | A Book Review

Title: Everyone We’ve Been

Author: Sarah Everett

Genre: Contemporary

About the book: It’s a standalone debut novel about Addison Sullivan who starts talking to a boy only she can see after an accident.

First impressions: I love the title and cover. I’m just now realizing the latter has a person of colour on it. The premise sounded promising. I didn’t mind the beginning.

Characters: Addison is far from a perfect character. The same could be said for Zach, the boy she falls in love with. They’re more likeable at certain points and less so at others. That said, I think she redeems herself at the end and finally learns from past mistakes. Also, there’s some racial diversity with Addison being mixed race.

Quote:

“You take the worst thing that’s ever happened to you and you tell it any way you want it to.”

Writing: There was more romance than I anticipated. Because I’m not the biggest fan of make-out scenes, I found the middle of the novel less interesting.

It’s told in Addison’s point of view, alternating between before and after the accident. I saw some things coming, but I liked the short chapters.

Final thoughts: I’m glad the novel ended the way it did. The story doesn’t have the happiest ending though.

I found it didn’t live up to my expectations. I would’ve liked more focus on Addison’s recovery with less emphasis on romance.

If you’re into contemporary romance with a bit of mystery mixed in, Everyone We’ve Been might be your cup of tea.


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