Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

by Danielle Younge-Ullman Year Published: 2017

I listened to this one on audio.

It was a slow start for me. Ingrid was not my favorite character, and I knew early on that she was not a reliable narrator. That said, as the novel progressed, I found that I was more and more drawn to her story. Her interactions with the other campers became more believable.

I'm not sure how I felt about the ending. Without giving anything away, I felt sad that there had still been things that she wasn't able to deal with on the trip. Perhaps the point was that she needed to be able to deal with them on her own terms still--she is her mother's daughter. I guess I'm just not sure how I feel about it.