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Everyone We’ve Been by Sarah Everett – Review



28503699Everyone we’ve Been

Author: Sarah Everett

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Published: October 4th 2016

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Addison Sullivan has been in an accident. In its aftermath, she has memory lapses and starts talking to a boy that no one else can see. It gets so bad that she’s worried she’s going crazy.

Addie takes drastic measures to fill in the blanks and visits a shadowy medical facility that promises to “help with your memory.” But at the clinic, Addie unwittingly discovers it is not her first visit. And when she presses, she finds out that she had certain memories erased. She had a boy erased.

But why? Who was that boy, and what happened that was too devastating to live with? And even if she gets the answers she’s looking for, will she ever be able to feel like a whole person again?

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This book was crushing. I was speechless for a few minutes after I finished it and then I just started crying. You know one of those books that you don’t expect that just come out of nowhere and leave you a wrecked mess for a week? This was that type of book. 

I loved all the characters, especially Addison and Zach. I just…


The writing was absolutely beautiful, simple yet brewing with so much emotion. The novel mostly centers around moving past pain, moving forward but it touches upon much more than. Like family. Addison’s family felt so real that I couldn’t help but feel they’re pain. It was one of the most realistic depictions of family I’ve come accross. Also the fact that it was an interracial family was just a big fat bonus for me.

After Addison Sullivan starts seeing a certain boy whom no one else sees, everything about her life just start to fall apart and the author makes you feel every painful bit of confusion and panic she expereinces. The story flows smoothly between alternating views of Addison “before” and “after” as she scrambles to make sense of the boy. I laughed, swooned and got absolutely heartbroken but in the end when all the pieces started falling back together, it made one intricate, realistic picture. The only problem I had with this is the slow pace at the beginning. 

I wish I could say more, but I can’t without spoiling it. You’ll come into this expecting something and you’ll get out of it with something else entirely, in a good way. Also, you will cry.

I won’t be forgetting this book anytime soon and I’ll be pushing everyone to read it because it doesn’t get half the praise it deserves. 


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