All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things As the daughter of a drug dealer Wavy knows not to trust people not even her own parents It s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight Struggling to raise her little brother Donal eight
  • Title: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
  • Author: Bryn Greenwood
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  • Page: 365
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  • All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
    As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents It s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight year old Wavy is the only responsible adult around Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one niAs the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents It s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight year old Wavy is the only responsible adult around Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex con with a heart of gold.By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery When tragedy rips Wavy s family apart, a well meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world Kellen may not be innocent, but he is the fixed point in Wavy and Donal s chaotic universe Instead of playing it safe, Wavy has to learn to fight for Kellen, for her brother, and for herself.
    All the Ugly and Wonderful Things By Bryn Greenwood,

    All the Ugly and Wonderful Things A Novel Greenwood All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is just that ugly and wonderful all at the same time An epic love storyThis book will be the birth of a vibrant debate about the law and societal norms as your book club members will truly be divided by the actions of our male lead I d love to be a fly on the wall for this one All the Ugly and Wonderful Things A Novel by Bryn Oct , When tragedy rips Wavy s family apart, a well meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world A powerful novel you won t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love Books Bringing the Heat this Summer Bustle All the Ugly and Wonderful Things A Novel Kindle About the Author Bryn Greenwood is a fourth generation Kansan, and the daughter of amostly reformed drug dealer She earned an MA in Creative Writing andcontinues to work in academia as an administrator She is the author ofthe novels All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Last Will, and Lie All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Summary SuperSummary Set in rural America in the s and s, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things , American author Bryn Greenwood s novel follows Wavonna Wavy Quinn, born in the back seat of a car to a small town drug dealer, who meets Kellen, an ex convict. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood This book contains all the ugly and wonderful things that happen to the enigmatic Wavy, from the moment she is sent to her aunt at the age of five with her baby brother Many things happen to her But the denouement to it al I feel emotionally drained. All The Ugly And Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood When tragedy rips Wavy s family apart, a well meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world A powerful novel you won t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love. Customer reviews All the Ugly and Wonderful This book truly does show all the ugly and wonderful things in life The story was one of a kind and I couldn t stop reading The writing was excellent I would have given it stars but the messing around while she was a minor wasn t cool This story will definitely stay with me for a long time. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Quotes by Bryn Greenwood Lie Lay Lain

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    BRYN GREENWOOD is a fourth generation Kansan and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer She is the author of the novels All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Last Will, and Lie Lay Lain She lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

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  • Right up until that moment it was sweet and funny Odd couple that they were, they had a real connection Then he tugged her boot off and kissed the bottom of her bare foot I could see him doing that kind of thing to his own kid, but she wasn t She was somebody else s little girl.This book destroyed me I have never read anything like it If you know the basic premise that this is a so called love story between an adult man and a female child you might be thinking Lolita But nah, All the Ugly and Wo [...]


  • Let s pretend you have a little sister Say she is 12 or 13 There s this big older guy she s been hanging out with lately, and you know he s at least 26 years old.You walk into her room and there she is, on a table, completely naked, legs spread wide, he is sitting there, shirt off, pants open, touching her.What do you do What do you think What do you feel That s exactly what I m feeling reading this It s not even discomfort any longer It s shock and pure disgust.Here are some disturbing quotes T [...]


  • AND NOW WE ARE BEST FRIENDS WITH SIMILAR TASTE IN B W GRAPHIC PRINT FASHION oh, good, i get to be the first reviewer of this book on here that s not something i usually worry about, but when it s a potentially controvershul book, i get a little leery of being the only target for potential outrage i had one of the first reviews of Tampa on here, too, and i know i m gonna get a reputation for being totes pro pedophilia if i keep being such an early cheerleader for these kinds of books, but i ll ri [...]


  • 4.5 Stars She is just as real as I am That was my favorite line and moment in a book that was filled with than a few touching lines and moments Before I say anything, let s address the large trunked mammal who hath set his fat ass in the middle of this ugly and wonderful room Unless you live in a faraway cave which I am totally not knocking, faraway caves are legit comfy hangouts you have probably heard that the H h in this book firstt involvedwhen they are 13 and 24 5, respectively Now, this i [...]


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  • 5 stars I love out of the box, controversial reads I love stories that are a bit forbidden and or on the taboo side When reviews started coming in for this book I d never heard of, I knew I had to read it asap So I picked up the book around 10 pm thinking I ll just start it, see how it is Yeah I bet you all can guess what happened after that I stayed up all night reading it I couldn t stop even if I wanted to My eyes were literally burning when I reached 65%, but I carried on When I finished, I [...]


  • Wow This was a spectacular book I devoured this story Beginning to end, I was completely lost in this disturbing, yet beautiful, love story.While I loved the story, I know that this is a story that many people will not enjoy There are several difficult and highly controversial topics in this book I m pretty open minded, but even I had a hard time with the relationship turning physical between Wavy 13 14 years old and Kellen 25 or so years old As a fictitious story, I was able to come to terms wi [...]


  • This book won t be for everyone.d I get that My thing is I read a ton of books After a while I m begging for something, anything that is fresh and new This book is that with big brass balls Wavy s story is not a pretty one We first meet her when she ends up at her Aunt Brenda s door Her mom is in prison, no one can take her, she doesn t really talk, and she hates to be touched It s enough to drive anyone crazy Brenda can t deal with Wavy She sneaks out at night and wanders and Brenda is scared t [...]


  • I feel emotionally drained.They could seriously make a telenovela out of this book.It s that dramatic But honestly, it s a heartfelt type of drama that really reaches your heart and makes you feel all sorts of emotions happiness, sadness, hope, anger The title says it all This book contains all the ugly and wonderful things that happen to the enigmatic Wavy, from the moment she is sent to her aunt at the age of five with her baby brother.Many things happen to her But the denouement to it all is [...]


  • To see this review and a QA with the author, please visit readrantrockandroll.All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood is a book that was very challenging for me to read due to the content The title is nothing short of absolute perfection in describing the book I went into the book completely blind and didn t read much about it besides liking a few reviews I had no idea what was in store.There were a few times in the book I wanted to stop reading What supported me finishing the book w [...]


  • This is emotionally draining and disturbing I m sorry DNF I think the audio made it feel all that real The writing is good I almost feel like this book is going to put me into a slump It truly freaked me out The relationship between Wavy and Kellen is wrong I don t care how good of a guy he is I don t care how screwed up her mother is I m sorry for initially saying that the novel is being marketed as YA I think I m wrong on that one.Don t troll me for hating it, please.


  • WOW I don t even know where to start As others have said this book is NOT for everyone But I was hooked from the moment I started reading.This book made my head hurt at times as it made me question so many different things Parts of this book made me very uncomfortable I honestly felt many different emotions while reading it Emotional actually doesn t even begin to describe how this book make me feel but it s the first word that comes to mind.The story and the characters got in my head and under [...]


  • English Espa olThis story is not pretty The truth is that it is not for everyone It is the story of Wavy and Kellan, two people with difficult homes and child abuse Yes, it is a love story, but not in the beginning.Wavy is the daughter of a violent man, womanizer and drug dealer, and a drug addicted mother with deep emotional, existential and psychological problems, who transmits to her daughter her fears regarding food and germs.Kellan is big and overweight, biker and tattooed, ex convict and s [...]


  • I love you all the way Never in my life have I read a book that made me feel as uncomfortable as this one managed to Gritty, raw and wrong on so many levels it brought up feelings I wasn t prepared for.There were so many times, I wanted to hate this book to throw it across the room and somehow forget about everything I d read Riddled with emotion and a level of constant moral questioning, this story toes the line of pedophilia and begs for acceptance It s the story of a little girl and a grown m [...]


  • 5 STARS 1 STAR I don t know I don t know I don t know.God, this must be one of the hardest reviews I ve ever written.This book is one of the most gripping, absorbing and addicting books I ve read this year, maybe even ever I read it in one sitting holding my breath every time I turned a page Out of than a thousand books on my shelves this one sticks out the most I ll never forget it The writing is phenomenal and so real that I forgot for a while that I was reading a book The plot is movie worth [...]


  • I have a feeling this is gonna be one of those books.Holy crap on a saltine cracker I was right, it was one of those books It had me in sad tears, in anger, in Omg moments and in happy tears Where do I even start people I am so in love with Wavy, Donal and Kellen Yeah, there were some things that made me cringe with Kellen but it wasn t the way that it seemed Living the kind of life Wavy and her brother Donal had to live, there is not anything normal and they only had one savior, Kellen In the b [...]


  • BUMP FOR RELEASE DATE TODAAAAAAAAAAY 8 9 I VE READ A HANDFUL OF 5 STAR BOOKS THIS YEAR, BUT THIS ONE WON T LET ME FORGET ABOUT IT IT DESERVES TO BE A BESTSELLER AND MS GREENWOOD DESERVES MANY KUDOS FOR BEING BALLSY ENOUGH TO WRITE A STORY THAT DIDN T JUST PUSH THE ENVELOPE, IT RIPPED THE DAMN THING TO SHREDS.Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum I loved her the first time I saw her and I still do Love at first sight, huh How old was she Eight That s creepy Hey remember Joe from a couple years [...]


  • I debated with myself whether to read this book or not but my curiosity won out The trepidation, the sense of foreboding, the confusion I felt at times My heart is heavy with emotions A book that will stay with me for years to come.


  • There is a whole lot of ugly going on in this novel It made me feel uncomfortable and squirmy as I read it But.Wavy is the daughter of meth addicts Parents who often ignore her and abuse her She s silent most of the time, preferring not to speak and not to be touched as she has been taught by her mom it s dirty She is her body is her mouth is The wonderful is her quandary of a relationship with a man, Kellen, whom she met when she was 8 and has allowed into her heart He is her protection and saf [...]


  • I have read a lot of good books lately, but this one I just loved I keep reading the things that some people mention about feeling uncomfortable at certain things in the book, I never did, I truly just saw the love and compassion right away Some people go through so much in their lives from early on that they become wise and mature very early and that s what happened to Wavy.at s my opinionI loved the short chapters with the voices of all the different cast of charactersI was very invested in t [...]


  • Sister Read Review by Norma BrendaOne wordAWESOME If we could give this than five stars we most definitely would But, since we can t this gets another five sparkly stars from me My sister, Brenda and I decided to do another sister read and this time around we chose ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by BRYN GREENWOOD What an extremely good choice we made in reading this one together This is by far the best book we have read in quite some time and we have read some pretty good books lately ALL TH [...]


  • Discussion Book a plus Raw to the bone Compassionate to the heartThings that are wonderful The book coverThe title is perfect Absorbing, riveting, masterfully written novel Memorable characters the good the bad and the ugly Brave insightful wise controversial subject matter Wavy is a wonderful star character her nameher idiosyncrasiesher purity innocence.her uniqueness.her aloofness Stubbornness.her not talking to kick ass expression.her ability to brighten the universe for us through her passio [...]


  • This book was crazy, therefore I must express my feelings with GIFs If you don t like GIFy reviews too bad So this book started and it was pretty good The main characters live a difficult life and everything is quite sketchy Then some of the relationships get a little bit questionable Then, the you know what hits the you know what From there on out, I just wasn t sure what to think any I enjoyed the writing and was enthralled with the story, but man oh man the subject matter was tough I cannot s [...]


  • WOW, so I don t think I can write a review that would do this book an ounce of justice, but I ll give it my best shotOriginally I was going to give this one a pass The ages of the two main characters , and the subject matter just didn t sit right with me as a mother of a 14 and 11 year old I just didn t think I could go into this with an open mind That said, I kept seeing all these 4 and 5 star reviews, and I ll admit, my curiosity got the better of me And man am I glad it did.This was one of th [...]


  • Sois is the first of my way overdue reviewsI have been putting them off long enough Sorry First ReadsSorry NetGalley I am your worst nightmare, I know.A lot of people have DNF this book on the grounds that it is icky I am just going to say I don t get it I don t normally do romanceI don t usually get all teary eyed over teen angst I weep over books that are misunderstood and this for me is one of them If you stopped reading this for the Ew gross factorI challenge you to try to finish itd judge l [...]


  • Wow What an aptly titled story This one had me feeling so many things, and even shedding a few many tears All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is a controversial, no holds barred story as the title suggest, there is plenty of ugly found within the pages of Wavy s story, but there are wonderful, beautiful things as well I don t want to delve into to the plot too much, because this is simply one of those stories a reader should experience, and I m sure each reader will reach the end with a wide range [...]


  • 4 STARSThis is my first read by this author and I thought it was an extremely well written story The author gives the feelings of the characters, the facts and situations, masterfully All the while never manipulating the story or over romanticizing it For this mother of two daughters the relationship passed lines that should never be crossed and left me outside of my comfort zone However, I think the author would be just fine hearing that sort of feedback from a reader when releasing this type o [...]


  • DNFFor me this was a case ofKnow when to hold em and know when to fold em I am certainly not singing with the choir on this one but I have to say how the book affected me regardless.The Description on NetGalley begins with the following A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.Personally I didn t find the relationship between a thirteen year old child and a man as prov [...]


  • I read this over six months ago and I still think about it all the time But, I hadn t started writing reviews for a blog or GR back then, so I didn t But I must ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS The title sums up the book like no other title possible Everyone knows I love plot twists I also adore any book that flat out surprises me I went in blind to this, my bookclub s monthly selection This book shocked the living hell out of me and evoked emotions and opinions I didn t even know I had The nov [...]


  • I questioned whether to recommend this book because the subject matter is controversial, and made me feel uncomfortable With excellent execution and sensitive maneuvering the author deserves her review Neglectful and abusive meth addicts raise the main character Wavy The ranch she lives on is also meth cooking lab Wavy basically fends for herself and is forced to grow up quickly while tending to her younger brother One of her father s associates, Kellen, takes notice of her disgusting living con [...]


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