Book Review: Mrs. Everything

Coming Soon: June 11, 2019

I recently found myself wondering, what makes me give a book 5 whole stars? 5 stars means that I LOVED it. Capital letters. L-O-V-E-D. I-T. 5 stars means I think everyone should read it. 5 stars means that I think you should read this book so you can tell me how much you loved it too. So if that’s what 5 stars means coming from me, what makes me give a book the highest of praise that a book lover can give?

Giving it some thought, I’ve come to realize that I need two things. While reading a book, if I am both completely invested in one or more characters AND find the plot to be so intriguing that I cannot wait to pick it back up, chances are I will give that book five stars. Such is the case with Jennifer Weiner’s new book, MRS. EVERYTHING. I have been a long time fan of Jennifer Weiner’s and this book might be my favorite.

The epic story of two sisters, Jo and Bethie, drew me in from the beginning. MRS. EVERYTHING is a story about families and relationships and the love, disappointments, and struggles that surround them all. Their stories are real, at times painful, and very timely. A saga that covers a span of 70 years, Weiner handles several socially, emotionally, and politically charged topics. (There are parts of this book that are uncomfortable to read and possibly triggering for some readers as it deals with sexual abuse several times in the story.) Weiner handles all of the characters’ struggles in a way that keeps you invested and interested without weighing the story down with too many details and unnecessary descriptions. The character arcs were never predictable, at times pleasantly surprising, and always stayed true to who the characters truly were.

Jo and Bethie were far from perfect sisters, but their love for one another was true and their bond a special gift to read. I will be telling EVERYONE that they should read MRS. EVERYTHING.

Thank you to Net Galley and Atria Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

DETAILS

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
Published by Atria Books, June 11, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Where I read: on my Kindle
Stephenie’s Goodreads Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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