All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Summary
Bryn Greenwood

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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Overview

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, a novel written by Bryn Greenwood, is a coming-of-age drama written as a classic bildungsroman with a surprising modern twist. This story closely follows Wavonna "Wavy" Quinn as she struggles to thrive among foster homes, judgmental relatives, a drug addict mother, and a meth producing father. The love of her life is close to 15 years her senior and a drug runner for her father, but the question remains whether or not their love is strong enough to survive all of the hardships coming their way. Every chapter tells a different angle of the story from the first person perspective of various characters affected by the small yet steadfast Wavy. Greenwood touches upon the themes of family cohesion, addiction, and the resiliency it takes in order to survive such a dark and loveless environment.

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