Thursday, 29 May 2014
Review: Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour
My overall thoughts and review: So without spoiling anything, it was overall a really enjoyable read. It was really refreshing and enjoyable to read a book where the main character is LGBT, but it wasn't the focal point of the narrative and by that I mean, it is already canon, there was no need to explain it. It is what it is, and the character was proud and happy as she is and it was just so lovely to read from. Emi definitely was a frustrating character at times when she was dealing with Morgan (sixth breakup?!?! I was getting angry for Emi!), but her experiences were definitely relatable in terms of dealing with heartbreak and first loves. The best thing about Emi, for me, is her creativity. It is so fascinating learning about the production design world, and how significant it is and how much work it takes to find one piece of furniture for a film set, because no one really stops and thinks, "I wonder where that couch came from" when watching a movie. It was like a behind the scenes perspective over the film industry. It was really nice that within Emi's story, is multiple other stories, each character had such a complex personality that it was so interesting to read about them. Even the fact that there was a film being produced, and there were scenes of the script, that was so intriguing! Overall, I really enjoyed this contemporary read. It was a great story about movies, love, friendship and family. It was well-written, fascinating and all around enticing. I definitely recommend it. I also really really love the cover, it is stunning!
Rating for the book: 4/5 stars.