Thursday, August 29, 2019

Review: Mrs. Everything

Mrs. Everything
42589678. sy475 By Jennifer Weiner
480 pages
Published June 11,2019 by Atria Books
Source: Library

From Goodreads:

From Jennifer Weiner, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who Do You Love and In Her Shoes, comes a smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places—and be true to themselves—in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history—and herstory—as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives.


 
 I've been a big fan of Jennifer Weiner for a long time, and this is without a doubt her best work.  I  loved everything about the book--both sister (Jo and Bethie), the format of the book (alternating perspectives between the sisters) and  the timeline of the book.  I liked that everything was in chronological order--a lot of books these days seem to be jumping around. This one started in 1950 when the girls were young, and continued all the way through to the present day.

This book perfectly captured what it means to be a woman growing up in the 1960's and 1970's--the challenges, struggles, and realities. So many issues were covered in this book. Jo and Bethie's lives were so relatable to me even though I grew up a few decades later. The book highlighted that though some things have changed, women still have many of the same struggles today.  This book was so timely and relevant. It was completely worth the 500 page investment. I got so attached to Jo and Bethie, and related to both of them in different ways.

This is one of my favorites of 2019! If you only read one book by Jennifer Weiner--read this one!

2 comments:

  1. I read something by her so long ago but I've heard good things about this one. I'll add it to my library list.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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