Hello! Welcome back to the blog. I hope that you are doing well today! As I write this, it is cloudy with a chance of rain and I am loving it. I’m already daydreaming about fall decor… It is August first, after all!!! Anywho. Let’s get into this book review!!! ❤
When I was staying at my aunt and uncle’s house in Tennesee, this book was on their coffee table and I ended up picking it up and absolutely devouring it! And that book is Mrs Everything by Jennifer Weiner.
To put it incredibly simply, this book is about two sisters and their lives throughout several decades. Jo, the oldest, is a tomboy who loves to read while Bethie, the youngest, is more concerned with appearances and one day getting married. In their youth they experience a tragedy that greatly impacts the trajectory of both of their lives. What follows is a story of sisterhood, forgiveness, and resiliency. DEFINITELY worth a read.
I was able to finish this book in a couple days and thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved being able to experience the ups and downs of these two sisters and be able to see both of them truly grow and evolve throughout the story. This book spans from the 1950’s to current day, so rest assured, a LOT happens. Both sisters felt very real to me and I loved being able to experience the same events through both of their eyes.
After doing some reading online, I found that a lot of people picked up on quite a few historical inaccuracies throughout the book and it took them out of the story completely. I will be honest and say that I did not pick up on any of them, so I did not have this experience, but some may find this book difficult to go through because of that. Just something to consider!
Another thing that I will add as well is that this book does deal with quite a few serious topics that may be difficult for some readers. I won’t go into too much detail here, but I do want to point that out if there are certain topics that you prefer to avoid.
I found this book to be incredibly inspiring and heartfelt and I certainly would recommend it. Did I cry while reading it? Of course I did! It’s definitely a book that makes you feel something.
Thank you so much for reading, friends!