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All She Ever Wanted

04th November 2005

All She Ever WantedKathleen is estranged from her parents and siblings. Now her teenage daughter is showing signs of rebellion, and Kathleen knows that something must change. So she takes her daughter Joelle, and heads back to her hometown, in an attempt to fix some mistakes of the past. When she gets there, Kathleen discovers old friends and family, who give her a new perspective on the lives of her mother and grandmother.

Kathleen’s story wasn’t very interesting to me, but I did enjoy reading her mother’s and grandmother’s stories. Overall, the book was pretty good, although the ending wrapped up a little to easily and neatly. The book reminded me a lot of another book by Austin – Eve’s Daughters. Eve’s Daughters was also told by revealing the history behind each generation in a family. However, it was much more interesting and suspenseful than All She Ever Wanted. Both books reflected the theme of the sins and mistakes of the past affecting future generations, and the theme of learning from the past to change your own life.

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  1. Thanks for this it really helped me decide if i wanted to read this book or not.

    Comment by Kelly — January 4, 2007 @ 9:37 pm

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