☆☆➹⁀☆4.5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
What It’s About:
Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.
All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?
All Your Perfects is a love story that takes in all the marriage vows…for better, for worse, in sickness and in health. Ms. Hoover’s story is of a never-ending love that is pushed to the brink by loss and depression.
All Your Perfects is perfectly told in dual time periods by Quinn. Through her, we see the unlikely start to her relationship with Graham, their over-the-top love, and the painful crumbling of their marriage.
I found Quinn and Graham’s situation painful. They grow distance from avoiding the elephant in the room. The misinterpretations that result from the avoidance are just as heartbreaking as the stupidity that results from the growing distance. Quinn’s perspective made everything feel hopeless. Without Graham’s point of view, their relationship seems doomed.
All Your Perfects is a beautiful story about love, commitment, and the impact of unfulfilled dreams and plans that didn’t work out. At times the book felt too hopeless to continue, but the mystery of the wooden box, and the power it held, kept me engaged. I appreciated the irony of Quinn and Graham’s siblings having the life they envisioned. I didn’t care for the stereotypical relationship Quinn had with her mother, but it was insightful of how Quinn approaches relationships in general. Juxtapose to that is Graham’s relationship with his family, which is built on a foundation of presumed positivity and support. The story culmination is unbelievably powerful in its revelation of Quinn.
“If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”
Another moving, memorable novel from Ms. Hoover, All Your Perfects left me raw, emotional, and ultimately in awe.
“I can spend my time focusing on the perfect version of the life I’ll never have or I can spend my time enjoying the life I do have.”
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