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Everything You Want Me to be
Everything You Want Me to be | Mindy Mejia
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fleeting
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I enjoyed this quite so. A page-turner about what love means for people in different circumstances, ages, even places, and what happens when they collide -- and collapse. I liked the literary references a lot! This is about love in its toughest form; dazzling romance w/ a view of what could be, or the kind of love that helps you tough out loss and grief.

fleeting I think marketing this book and putting it together with those "small-town secrets unraveling, leading to an innocent death (usually a child's)" novels is a disservice to this book. It's far deeper, characters are more developed, not to mention the setting, though story was quickly tied up in the end and not totally believable. I give credit to the details that made up this book. 4mo
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Pickpick

Another thrilling read to add to my summer reading list! Wow!

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MallenNC
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My attempt at a Roy G Biv #rainbowstack #literaryluck

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 🌈 10mo
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cecilechandler07

“You say you're just acting, but you're fracturing yourself into a thousand pieces, and every time I see another piece, you're gone again. You turn into someone else, a crowd of someone elses, and it makes me wonder if there's any such thing as Hattie Hoffman"

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inmegslibrary
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“People used words to try to change what they should be changing with their own two hands.”

Buechersuechtling I should print this quote, make a signpost of it and rub it in to everybody it concerns. Which in my life sometimes are many. 3mo
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SilversReviews
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@vkois88
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

TODAY‘S PROMPT: YOU‘RE THE ONE THAT I WANT.

Can you be anyone “you want to be” depending on the situation?

EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE doesn‘t really make Hattie someone that you will “want,” but you will be the one who will “want everyone” to know about this book. The ending and the entire book are brilliant.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/01/everything-you-want-me-to-be-by-mindy....

vkois88 Sounds interesting 2y
SilversReviews @vkois88 Oh...it was VERY good, and the ending was FAB!! 2y
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks OOPS...forgot to add that. 2y
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everfree7
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Good psychological thriller I read on cruise

RadicalReader @everfree7 what‘s it about? 2y
everfree7 @RadicalReader about a murder of a high school student and an unraveling of what happened...with many surprises... 2y
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Ashley85
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I enjoyed this one. A murder mystery in a small town with great character development. I kept thinking I had it figured out only to be surprised in the end. I love when that happens. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ashley85
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Tonight‘s read. Hoping it‘s a good one!

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rjsthumbelina
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Mehso-so

I'm not really a thriller reader, but every once in a while, I want one. I think this just wasn't what I am into. The characters were mostly good, but the storyline kinda weirded me out more than anything. I felt like the book should have been over several chapters before it was (turned out, they hadn't done the final reveal at that point), and I wasn't a big fan of the ending. 2.5/5, read on scribd-audiobook

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rjsthumbelina

Probably won't end up on my favorites list, but it's holding my attention so far. Listening while driving, since grad school eats up all my reading time! Looking forward to seeing where the plot goes from here - I just started chapter 6 out of 26

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SilversReviews
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#Heartsandhardcovers

TODAY'S PROMPT: EVERYTHING

EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE was about LOVE but also control.

If you enjoy twists and turns and characters that stay with you, you won't want to miss reading EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/01/everything-you-want-me-to-be-by-mindy....

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😱☺️📚 another good one!!! 2y
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks did you guess the ending? I did not. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SilversReviews I haven‘t read it, but I‘m going to stack it! You always post great books to read !! 2y
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ok. Enjoy when you read it. 2y
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LDuffN
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Listening to this on audio. A character finds out she's pregnant and I'm not sure if it's because a man was reading the part but instead of saying OB-GYN they said obgine. What the what???

LiteraryinLititz I have NEVER heard of that as an alternate pronunciation. Hmm. 2y
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KimmyM
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I can't decide on a rating for this. I think it might be a 3.5 star read for me. It was interesting and well-written, and I liked that a few different characters narrated. The mystery was well done but not surprising.
I'm not sure that it's a standout for me, but I did like it.

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KraftDinner
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Starting to get into this book. 📖

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Elisa
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Excellent read. Multiple POVs usually make me cringe, because most writers can not pull them off. They end up making the story cumbersome and confusing, or give the feel that the narrative is constantly being interrupted, rather than brought forward. Not here. She handled it masterfully, each character‘s voice coming through loud and clear and perfectly distinct from the others; adding pieces to the puzzle one at a time. Couldn‘t put it down!

Kristy_K Love that cover. 😍 2y
Elisa @Kristy_K isn‘t it so pretty? Those colors! 😍 2y
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Elisa
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I have the distinct feeling that this teacher will be the subject of an intense crush that will start the trouble. *I* am certainly crushing on him from this paragraph alone 😍

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Elisa
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Changing genre has been helpful, but I‘m not over my book hangover so I‘m still on a break from fantasy and decided to grab another thriller instead.

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LydiaCatV
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RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
2y
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NatalieR
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I‘m surprised how much I liked this thriller considering I didn‘t like the MC, a highly manipulative teenager. The narration wasn‘t my favorite either, but I got used to the tones of voice that I first found annoying. I think the story was well written; I enjoyed the story being told from the perspectives of 3 characters (teenage girl, teacher, and sheriff).

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riversong153
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This was a good book, the main character was so good at manipulating people it seems like she manipulated herself without knowing that it. The ending was a little surprising. I recommend this to any mystery fan who enjoys reading about love triangles.

Grimscythe I loved this book so much. 2y
riversong153 @TheGhastlyGrimoire This story was so deep. I couldn't believe how cold and manipulative Hattie was. In the end I felt sorry for all of the characters. 2y
Grimscythe @riversong153 It's my most viewed post on my blog. I devoured it. 2y
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riversong153 @TheGhastlyGrimoire what's the link? 2y
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ClairesReads
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Mehso-so

Everything You Want Me to Be is a well-paced small town murder mystery. The novel is peopled with a collection of characters who are all somewhat unlikeable in their own way. The narrative definitely kept me occupied, but read a lot like YA and relied quite heavily on cliches and familiar tropes. A decent easy read.

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ClairesReads
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Saturdays with Penny

merelybookish 😻😻😻 2y
BookishFeminist 🐱💤💤 2y
mrozzz Uggghhh sleepy in the sunlight. Adorable. 2y
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ClairesReads @mrozzz she's so cute right? 2y
mrozzz So precious!!! 2y
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ClairesReads
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Back on the reading buzz before my exam marking comes in next week 😒

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LauraRenae
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Oh how my heart hurt for Hattie Hoffman. Intriguing character with a personality that was her best and worst feature and ultimately her own undoing.

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riversong153
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Just signed for #FallBookExchange, thanks @BookishMarginalia ‼️👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🤓

Mommamanzi I love her book exchanges! 2y
riversong153 @Mommamanzi Me too! I did the Christmas/Winter one and it was awesome! 2y
Reviewsbylola 👻🎃🍃 2y
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riversong153
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Just starting this and I'm excited!! I was supposed to be taking a break from mystery/thrillers but...habits!

Laura317 Second flight to my second life. That's sounds sad for some reason. 2y
riversong153 @Laura317 that is sad - in the back cover blurb she's dead and people are trying to figure our what happened. This second life thing does her in 2y
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Jess7
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#BooksAcrossOceans | Day 12| #SixWordSaturday | #TheGirlInTheRedCoat | #TheThingsWeWishWereTrue |and

#EverythingYouWantMeToBe by #MindyMejia - Full of twists, this book reconstructs a yr in the life of a mesmerizing girl while a small town's darkest secrets come to light. Evocative & razor-sharp, this book challenges you to test the lines between innocence & culpability, identity & deception. Does love lead to self-discovery or destruction? #TBR

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Elma
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Great day to sit by the pool and read.

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Suetara
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I really enjoyed this book. The ebook is at a great price right now.

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cinann
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I'm halfway through this and am wondering if my thoughts on how it will end will be right.

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intothehallofbooks
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Fantastic! I had the best time reading this. I love the way the author gives little details in each chapter, just enough into to keep me guessing and suspecting everyone. And I love how complex these characters are! They're not all-good, they're not all-bad. They're unlikable and flawed, but I still liked them and felt for them.

I read print & listened to the audio. 3 narrators/3 POVs. The sheriff's narration was particularly good.

#LitsyAtoZ

Lcsmcat I liked the narrators too. 2y
intothehallofbooks @Lcsmcat Thank you again for mentioning the audiobook to me!!! 😃 2y
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intothehallofbooks
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Captivated by this one! Who has read it?

I have theories about who did it but I'm usually wrong 🤷🏻‍♀️

Lcsmcat I loved this on audio. It made me look forward to my commute. 3y
EvieBee I've read it and I loved it! I was totally surprised which rarely happens. 3y
intothehallofbooks @Lcsmcat My library had an audio copy on Overdrive! I just grabbed it so I can do print and audio. Thank you for mentioning that you loved it!!! 3y
intothehallofbooks @EvieBeeReads That's awesome! I'm excited to see how close (or far off) my guess is. 3y
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Ehbooklover
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Another sick day, another book read. This story is told from through the use of three different, well developed characters. While they are definitely not very likeable, they are interesting and the method of narration is very effective and kept me on the edge of my seat. There was a great twist at the end too!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better!! 3y
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reema
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The book is written around three POVs, one of them being the victim. Each person's voice was strong and well written. I got a good feel of each individual and their motivations. Everything seemed believable and didn't strain credulity. However, it didn't surprise me at all. I saw what was coming from miles away. So, unfortunately, no shocking twists and turns for me. But it is a very good, solidly written book.

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hipcatlady
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Yeaaaaah pretty much going to be obsessed with this one for a while.

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kyraleseberg
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Picked up 2 ebooks on sale and both are totally #blameitonlitsy picks!!!

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Pasaal
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I'm conflicted about this book. It held my interest and I was happy to read a book with a small town setting that didn't paint all the characters in a condescending way, yet I finished the book thinking many of the characters could have been developed even more. I felt I was just starting to get to know them and the book ended. A promising author.

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v_cuev
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Can't say that I loved it, but I was really entertained. This would make a good summer/beach read. The mystery wasn't too hard to solve, but the characters were nicely developed.

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tinaisreading
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the writing of this book and the structure of the switching perspectives and timelines. I read this on a long plane ride and it kept me really engaged. Still, the ending was disappointing and uninspired to me. I also felt like elements of the book (the love story) dipped a little too far into uncomfortable territory for me to feel super positive about this book at the end.

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TheLibrarian
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Interesting murder mystery that is a tad disturbing.

MyNamesParadise I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! 3y
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KerriArista
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Just finished! Loved it. Is it sick that I bought into the love story? He didn't seem like a creepy high school teacher preying on a young girl... so there was that part of the book- and oh yes- a murder mystery as well! 😳

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KerriArista
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So far SO GOOD!!! It's a great mystery, and the affair between the teacher and student is told in a way where I can see how such a thing could easily happen!

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Buddys_Momma
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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this book based on the positive reviews I had read, but this one did not live up to my expectations. Don't get me wrong, I did like the story, but I figured out the 'who' way earlier than I would have liked so by the time my hunch was confirmed I lost interest. Meh........

BookswithB Was JUST looking at this today and was hesitant to put it on my tbr...thanks for sharing your thoughts. 3y
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lovemypups
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Next up! On page 11, got a ways to go...

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ChrisM
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Mehso-so

Found this book disappointing because it was predictable. Even the 'twists' were predictable. The writing was fine and it was easy to read & even with its predictability was able to hold my interest but wanted it to be so much more.

Reviewsbylola I have this through netgalley but haven't been very encouraged to read t. 3y
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JessiccaLeigh
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Mindy Mejia‘s attention to each character's back story helps build tension, creating a thrilling and irresistible read. Add to that a good, old-fashioned murder mystery with some intrigue and you have a recipe for a great book. There are enough plot twists and surprises to keep even seasoned mystery readers entertained. Everything You Want Me to Be is a must read for any fans of literary suspense and mystery. My FULL REVIEW: http://bit.ly/2pAosJI

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