Emily Giffin is without a doubt my favourite novelist. Every time, I get completely wrapped up in her books and the characters haunt me for days. It took me less than 24 hours to read her latest novel 'All I Ever Wanted' and I had to share it with you because it was so captivating and it discussed some very modern issues like technology, power relations and sexual assault.
The story follows Nina Browning and how she handles her relationship with her son, her husband and the rest of the elite world she married into, when her son shares a sexually explicit picture of a passed out girl at a party with a racist caption. The book also explores perception of Lyla (the girl in the picture) and her dad Tom, as they try to navigate the repercussions of this photos and how they are treated, being from the 'wrong side' of the city.
This story is about being true to yourself and your principles, the dilemma of siding with the people you love or not when they do something wrong, and how technology is affecting younger generations. This book was extremely powerful and necessary for people growing up in the digital age. I also think it was a great way to explore wealth inequalities and how money can change people, sometimes for the worst.
I highly recommend this book if you want a page-turner to read by the pool!