Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

Book - 2017
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To prove to her mother, a famous opera singer dealing with depression after losing her singing voice, that she can handle the grueling life of an actress, Ingrid must survive a wilderness camp.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, c2017
ISBN: 9780425287590
Branch Call Number: FIC Youn
Characteristics: 361 pages ; 21 cm


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May 10, 2017

Just... wow. I don't even know what I just read but it was definitely a beautiful work of art. The story is based off a young girl coming to light about herself, at a wilderness camp that is nothing what she expected, while recounting her past. Along the way, her hardships strip away the barriers she holds up, and readers will find themselves cheering her on as the journey treks by daily. I had suspicions about her mother, but I still didn't anticipate how that could have affected me as a reader when I finished the last few chapters. So many deep issues are covered in this book that left me wondering, what happened to everyone else after?
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

A spectacular adventure that a teenage girl, Ingrid, goes through in her life. This book is about a girl named Ingrid who made a deal with her mother to go to a camp during the summer in order for her to go to a special music school in London. Ingrid learns her mother may have signed her up for a different program than the one she was told she was going to because her mother wants her to learn how to survive without her in London and to be independent. Different points in the novel deal with different issues many teenagers are facing and by reading about a person who is facing them, we, as readers, have a better understanding for how Ingrid is feeling. This book is very fascinating with how Ingrid deals with these problems and so, you will find yourself standing next to Ingrid, supporting her every step of the way in order for her to succeed. With a shocking ending and many heartbreaking truths being revealed, you will find yourself not wanting the novel to end and begging for more. An extraordinary novel and one of the best novels I have ever read. 5/5
- @booklover327 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library


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