Author: Celeste Ng
The story is about an almost perfect community, progressive suburbs where everything is planned: where students walk without needing to cross dangerous streets going to school, where the houses were uniformly built and color coded, their garage fill with top of the line vehicles, and where residents were supposed to be successful. And an ideal family of six, a lawyer father, journalist mother, and a list children living in one of these houses. It takes a single mother and her daughter to momentarily interrupt life the entire community.
Because, buried beneath this perfect facade were its secrets waiting to unfold. A reality never coinciding with what it purports to show.
The story started and ended without any complications. There were secrets, yes but it wasn’t staggering. The secrets unfolded like the pages in the book. I was hoping that there was something extraordinary story with Mia. I don’t know what did I want with her, or any special reasons. I think sometimes thats how we are as people. We expect too much from others, yet its us who haven’t lived up to our own expectation.