Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner Review

Mrs. Everything is a story that spans multiple generations and taps into all the expectations we set for ourselves and the reality that takes place instead. It follows two sisters, from their childhood years, to their teenage years and their adult lives. Their life will surely resonate to women from all backgrounds, as the reader gets to live the ever changing society norms and the sisters' dreams and hopes.

The author hit it right in the mark with this novel. I could relate to so many things from the characters and the topics. We all face challenges like the two sisters and if we didn't, we likely know someone who did. I'm not sure how much I can say without taking away from your reading experience, so I'll leave it at that, but if you are a women and looking for an inspiring and gripping read, I highly recommend Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner.

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for my gifted copy.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here's a quick synopsis:
Do we change or does the world change us?

Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise.

Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect “Dick and Jane” house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life.

But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women’s lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, nor has a life that feels authentic or brings her joy. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after? (Reference : Goodreads)

Happy reading,

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