All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

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8.26
New York Times Bestseller
Goodreads Best Fiction of 2016 Runner-Up

As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible "adult" around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer.

Book Info

  • Original Title:All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
  • Author:
  • Rating:8.26 / 10
  • Genre:Romance
  • Language:English
  • ISBN:9781250074133
  • ASIN:-
  • Publisher:Published August 9th 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books

Content

 

PART ONE

 

 

1

 


AMY

 


March 1975


My mother always started the story by saying, “Well, she was born in the backseat of a stranger’s car,” as though that explained why Wavy wasn’t normal. It seemed to me that could happen to anybody. Maybe on the way to the hospital, your parents’ respectable, middle-class car broke down. That was not what happened to Wavy. She was born in the backseat of a stranger’s car, because Uncle Liam and Aunt Val were homeless, driving through Texas when their old beat-up van broke down. Nine months pregnant, Aunt Val hitchhiked to the next town for help. If you ever consider playing Good Samaritan to a pregnant woman, think about cleaning that up.

I learned all this from eavesdropping on Mom’s Tuesday night book club. Sometimes they talked about books, ...

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Lil · 11-15-2018

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hilarious and fun



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Cute and funny story!


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The book us good 8.8