All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (MP3 CD)

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Words fail to encompass the love I have for Bryn Greenwood's writing. Told in revolving points of view, the heart of this story is about an unlikely love shrouded in taboo that will shatter your perception about "valid" relationships. Open this book and prepare yourself for a challenging concept surrounding a heartbreaking love. With unique characters and a stunning narrative, ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS is a novel that you will not soon forget.

— Carissa

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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.

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 night her stargazing 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.

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781536617429
ISBN-10: 1536617423
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: October 25th, 2016
Language: English