Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You

Author: Celeste Ng

  • Publication Date: 2014-06-26
  • Category: Literary
4 Score: 4
(From 2,815 Ratings)


The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere and Our Missing Hearts

“A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense.” —O, the Oprah Magazine

Explosive . . . Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.


  • Pretty Depressing

    By babygirl21925
    The book could use some lighter moments. It felt like a caricature.
  • Kept me guessing

    By Primadonna2
    Teenagers can hide so much from family. Interesting plot.

    By Brooke D🤩
    This book I got from my neighbor and it was amazing I could not put it down! Such a amazing plot and great storyline!
  • It was an okay book!

    By Substitute4love_18
    It had good character development but the plot line was a little bland. It was highly recommended by one my favorite authors who ended up making a tv show into it. As well as on goods reads but I didn’t live up to expectations for me. Ever go up a really steep hill then it’s flat for a little then you drive slowly to avoid going too fast? That is how this books plot felt.
  • Such an amazing book

    By Foxy1212
    Very deep, very interesting. Couldn’t put down
  • Things I Never Told You

    By margie j.
    Poignant and captivating; beautifully written.
  • Completely Engrossing

    By Lieutenant Cat M.
    The Lee’s world was completely engrossing. Beautiful written and I think a great depiction of the feelings of those who lose someone they love unexpectedly in a way they cannot understand or explain.
  • oh my god !!

    By Arnies volunteer
    One of the best thrillers I have ever read… So many twists and turns… Did not see the ending coming… Definitely a must read
  • Lol

    By BangHoes
    Man Man these MOFOS CRAZy!
  • Great read!

    By cfrank519
    Couldn’t put it down!