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Join Book Club Girl as she welcomes Sara Shepard, bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars and Lying Game series to discuss her new novel for adults that is sure to appeal to her legions of teen fans as well, Everything We Ever Wanted.
A recently widowed mother of two, Sylvie Bates-McAllister finds her life upended by a late-night phone call from the headmaster of the prestigious private school founded by her grandfather where her adopted son Scott teaches. Allegations of Scott's involvement in a hazing scandal throws the entire family into chaos. For Charles, Sylvie's biological son, it dredges up a ghost from the past who is suddenly painfully present. For his wife Joanna, it forces her to reevaluate everything she's hoped for in the golden Bates-McAllisters. And for Scott, it illuminates harsh truths about a world he has never truly felt himself a part of.
But the call also exposes a tangled web of secrets that ties the family together: the mystery of the school hazing, the event that tore Charles and Scott apart years earlier, and the intended recipient of a certain bracelet. The quest to unravel the truth takes the family on individual journeys and face-to-face with the long-dormant question: what if the life you always planned for and dreamed of isn't what you want after all?
“Sara Shepard delivers the perfect read….A brilliant storyteller.”—Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Very Valentine and Brava, Valentine
“I could not put it down.”—Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)
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