All That Was

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All That Was

All That Was Piper and Sloane were best friends They grew up together from childhood to first love and in spite of how different they were their friendship was supposed to last forever That is until Piper caug

  • Title: All That Was
  • Author: Karen Rivers
  • ISBN: 9780374302467
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Piper and Sloane were best friends They grew up together, from childhood to first love, and in spite of how different they were, their friendship was supposed to last forever That is, until Piper caught Sloane kissing her boyfriend and just days later, Piper was found dead, washed ashore on a beach Sloane was torn with grief and guilt How do you make amends for hurtingPiper and Sloane were best friends They grew up together, from childhood to first love, and in spite of how different they were, their friendship was supposed to last forever That is, until Piper caught Sloane kissing her boyfriend and just days later, Piper was found dead, washed ashore on a beach Sloane was torn with grief and guilt How do you make amends for hurting someone you love, if that person is no longer around And how can you ever move on and love again

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    1. Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh) on said:

      Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.There is maybe a fungus that has woven me to Piper. Piper is the fungus, invading my roots. It's more parasitic than that.Last night, my brother asked me why I looked so serious while reading this book. I was tempted to laugh, but my contemplative mood prevented me from doing so. All That Was deals with a lot of heavy topics, so don't mistake it for a typical contemporary novel. Out of the four books I've a [...]

    2. Ms. Yingling on said:

      E ARC from Edelweiss PlusRivers' other books have been middle grade, so I looked at this one, but it's definitely more YA. The stream of consciousness style used in parts of other titles is very much amped up in this, and it was not particularly easy for my middle grade accustomed brain to understand. Not very pleasant, either. Will pass, although high schools will want to look into it.

    3. Amy's Book Reviews on said:

      Piper and Sloan’s symbiotic friendship centers on Piper gaslighting Sloan in manners so subtle, Sloan questions her own perceptions. Then Piper is murdered and the two teens twisted relationship as well as Soup, the boy they both lives takes on additional complexities.Karen Rivers pulled me in with Sloan’s stream of consciousness, poetic words. Unfortunately, the further I read into ALL THAT WAS, the more dissatisfied I grew.Sloan’s relationship with Piper never made sense. Sloan had lovin [...]

    4. Autumn on said:

      I received this book as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Holy Cow. Actual Rating.4.5 stars. I'm still trying to formulate feelings into words. The writingI loved the writing. This authorI need more! What I lovedNo is no even if no started out as yese minute yes becomes no it's NO. I think that point can't be driven home enough. I really liked the way the author didn't preach this themebut it was there, just below the surface. And sometimes the hardest person to say NO to i [...]

    5. Erin on said:

      🍪🍪1.5 cookiesI had very high expectations for this book. Turns out. I got let down. I really wanted to like this, but I stopped at 70% and never picked it back up. The characters were cliche it was hard to focous on because it jumped from one thing to the other. It didn't help that that I stuggled constantly to patch together things as she talked to bugs. Anyways I wanted to thank the publishers for giving met he chance to read this but overall the book just did not do it for me.

    6. Ashley on said:

      This book is terrible. Here's why:1. The central relationship between the MC, Sloane, and her best-and-only friend, Piper, is completely toxic, self-indulgent, and destructive. Sloane is absolutely obsessed with Piper; Piper knows this, loves it, and takes advantage of it; and the cycle continues. Not only is this incredibly annoying to read, but it's also completely unrealistic!2. The internal-dialogue (and there is A LOT OF IT) is exhausting. Nearly every chapter is told from Sloane's point of [...]

    7. Dorie on said:

      "There is maybe a fungus that has woven me to Piper. Piper is the fungus, invading my roots. It's more parasitic than that."“I’m either holding my breath or not, I can’t tell, and I’m with her and I’m underwater and we’re drowning, we keep seeing sky and knowing we can’t reach it, is that you Piper, I say or think or dream. It’s us, it’s us. We are. We aren’t.”This book is written in first person narrative from the main character Sloane’s point of view. Sloane enjoys memo [...]

    8. Lauren Combs on said:

      Unfortunately, my experience with this novel was one of mixed emotion. First of all, I love Rivers' imagery and her writing style. A huge emphasis was placed on the sea, the sky, marine animals, not to mention the appearance of crows and their eerie nature. That was great, valid, whatever; she knew what she was doing with the setting of her story and did an amazing job! The other half, however, was disappointing. As wonderful as it is, that Karen had me sucked into the background, Sloane's town, [...]

    9. Caitie on said:

      I went into this wanting to like it.but I just couldn't do it. It was okay, not bad by any means, but I think I didn't get the plot. Was it told from the point of view of Piper's ghost? I think it was was, but then near the end it wasn't told like that, so I don't know. I feel like I didn't get know the characters very well either. Piper was supposed to be the better person, because she was smart, beautiful and let's not forget mysterious. I think I'm tired of books where the dead and/or missing [...]

    10. Danielle on said:

      (I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.)All That Was is a retrospective on a friendship after one of the parties is dead. This isn't a spoiler; you find out within a few pages. But it's the how? and the why? and the whose fault was it? questions that are so powerful. Overall, this novel is a deep dive into those complex questions and the feelings that come with trauma and grief.This book was challenging for me, primarily because [...]

    11. Darryn on said:

      I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.This wasn’t a very happy book and normally that doesn’t bother me if the story is interesting, you feel a connection to the characters, etc. because not every story has to be happy. I think that was the problem with this. I didn’t connect to anybody. Most of the characters were very unlikeable, the plot was slow and repetitive. I just really felt nothing except maybe some exasperation with the whole thing.

    12. TJ Burns on said:

      I received a copy of this book from McMillan Children's Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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