Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go - Jenny Fran Davis Full review on my blog.

I’m not really sure what I expected, going into this, but it’s not what I got. I think I was expecting a possibly humorous, but otherwise generic, contemporary YA story. What I got was different. It was still funny, but it was way deeper than I’d expected. It was also pretty funny at times, and there were a few lines I had to put the book aside after reading, until I could breathe again and wipe away the tears.

Flora is like the very best of Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl) and Cher Horowitz (Clueless). She was a privileged, upper east side, vintage-fashion-loving, private school girl, but she was also aware of and passionate about things like feminism, the environment, etc. In the beginning, I was prepared to hate Flora for running off to a new school pretty much just because of a boy she'd met, but she won me over really quickly.

Jenny Fran Davis did such a good job creating a realistic world and cast of characters. She didn’t shy away from difficult topics, and I think she handled all of them so well in this book. Flora grew so much as a character by the end, and I was so proud of her.

I don’t want to say much about the plot, partly because it’s really hard to describe, but mostly because I think this is a book you should start without really knowing too much about it.

This has been one of the hardest book reviews I’ve ever written. I have so many feelings about it, and the characters, but it’s hard to talk about it without giving things away

I won a copy in a goodreads giveaway