All We Ever Wanted

61lKU4d+reL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_While some people poo poo Emily Giffin, I enjoy her work. You have to go in knowing what you are in for: fairly mindless beach reading that might be cliche, but is always interesting. She’s like Maeve Binchy or JoJo Moyes. Pleasing, but somewhat empty. All We Ever Wanted was no exception, but I thoroughly enjoyed spending a rainy weekend reading it. Lyla finds herself in a compromising photo that’s been passed around her high school after she passes out at a party. Finch, her crush, was the one who took it. We learn the story and its various perspectives from Lyla’s father, Lyla, and Finch’s mother. Those characters were good choices, as they are all going through things in addition to this incident. I’d grab this one and slip it into your beach bag – you won’t be disappointed.
four-stars

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