Staff Review: Everything is Beautiful and Everything Hurts

Everything is Beautiful and Everything Hurts
by Josie Shapiro
Review by Livvy

This brilliant debut novel drew me in from the very first pages and made me feel as if the whole world was at my fingertips! It’s about living life to the fullest in spite of challenges and setbacks, grieving lost dreams, and finding the courage to go again. Shapiro’s characters are real, raw and their truest selves. I finished this in only a couple of sittings and was sad when it was over! A terrific debut from New Zealand’s newest literary talent.