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Everything You Ever Wanted: A Florence Welch Between Two Books Pick

Everything You Ever Wanted: A Florence Welch Between Two Books Pick

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Filled with sharp observations about the way in which we live now, Everything You Ever Wanted is both an acute satire of our social media-dominated times – notably, Iris still strives for “likes” when living on Nyx, even though she has no idea whether anyone on Earth is reading her sanitised social media posts – and a haunting examination of depression and anxiety rendered in diamond-sharp prose with barely a wasted word. The lack of character depth was frustrating at times but overall I can appreciate it being a literary device to reflect the novel's ideas.

Starting with seeing how content Iris is in her new "paradise" then immediately jumping back to her on Earth (an anxious, bitterly depressed and unsatisfied being) allowed me to see the appeal of such a seemingly crazy notion. This is really an amazing book and I recommend this book to anyone who loves Sara Shepard as much as I do. Perhaps there’s something to be said though, in our current climate, for the current boom in the fantasy genre, one defined by its powers of escapism, versus the gloom of sci-fi, a genre that’s at its peak when it’s holding up a mirror to the current state of the world around it.Sauma’s curveball comes when Iris, hungover, applies for a spot on a reality show on the recently colonised desert planet of Nyx, where there is no internet and the diet is all vegan. She has lived in New York City, Brooklyn, Tucson, Arizona, Philadelphia, and now lives in Pittsburgh, PA. It seems to be a direct criticism of modern society; a World that is spent superficially manufacturing relationships online or living our lives day to day working 9-5 with no true happiness, this is all that we are able to achieve.

I appreciated the various points of view but the ending felt half done and I wondered if the lack of genuinely sketching out one of the main characters hurt the story.Being with your partner may feel like rainbows and unicorns, but that doesn't mean you have a healthy, functioning relationship. None of us will live to find out the answer to that question unless you just so happen to have the keys to immortality or time travel.

Sara Shepard graduated from New York University and has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College. She cites having a higher and more noble purpose to her life as a reason for going, and yet we never truly see the depths and details of that desire. Learn nine essential ways to detox your mindset, feel lighter and more energised, to live a happier and more fulfilling life. Luiza Sauma takes us on a breathtaking voyage through both the farthest reaches of space and the innermost depths of the human soul. I just love that Shepard can fill my craving for juicy, page turning YA, as well as mature, thought provoking novels.Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.

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