Thursday, July 31, 2014

Everything Leads To You by Nina Lacour

I added Everything Leads To You to my library queue because of all the buzz around it. The buzz does not lie this time. Everything Leads To You is everything I wanted it to be. Hip, honest, and witty.

Emi is finishing up her senior year of high school. In a few short months, Emi and her best friend, Charlotte, will be in college. Right now, Emi's brother, Toby, is leaving for the summer. He decides to let Emi and Charlotte stay in his apartment only if they promise to do something epic. Emi and Charlotte have no idea what they will do but decide to start looking for something epic.

What I loved about Everything Leads To You besides the characters was how one action led to all the others. Charlotte and Emi go to an estate sale, an estate sale of a famous recently deceased actor. Charlotte buys a Patsy Cline album which contains a letter written to a mysterious Caroline.  The girls decide to embark on an adventure to find out who Caroline is and try to deliver the letter. That one simple act spirals in something epic.

I loved that Emi wasn't trying to figure out who she is. She has a pretty good sense of that at the beginning of the book. I loved that she continued learning about herself and encouraged others to do the same. All the characters felt very real. I felt that Lacour was writing about people she knew. I could picture Emi and Charlotte, cooking in Toby's apartment. It also helped that it was set in LA so I knew a lot of the places they talked about. For me, Lacour's characters jumped off the page. I positively enjoyed my time with them.

I highly recommend Everything Leads To You. It was a delightfully real story about a young woman following her dreams and making choices that will shape who she becomes. Others who shared their thoughts about Everything Leads To You: The Lesbrary, Good Books & Good Wine, The Thousand Lives, and Lit Up Review.


  1. Great review - I just added this to my "to reads" list. I love novels with great, believable characters.

  2. I haven't actually heard of this one before, but it does sound like a lot of fun. I may need to be on the look-out for it.

  3. I'm glad you liked this one! It is still just sitting on my shelf. I need to read it before i have to return it to the library!


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