I liked this so much better than Little Fires Everywhere. It‘s such a rich exploration of identity, expectation, and the complexity of interpretation through the dynamics of the Lee family revolving around the death of daughter/sister Lydia. It‘s gripping and beautifully done.
This book had so much hype, so I was really eager to listen to it. However, I don‘t see why this book was praised as extraordinary. It was well written in terms of language and characters, but I was still unable to see the wow factor with this book. I didn‘t even understand fully what happened to Lydia, which is how the book opens. If anyone can provide clarity as to that, it would be greatly appreciated!