This novel was a heart-breaking and lovely read. The title is very apt for the subject matter. I know some reviewers have likened it to a modern-day retelling of Lolita, but I wouldn’t make that leap.
The sexual undertones are not prevalent until the girl is older. There is a relationship built on security and trust first which I think is the all important distinction to make here.
I would very highly recommend this to anyone that is adult enough to handle the subject matter. It is a book that will make you rethink your own views on love and it will make you feel things without actually preaching to you how you should be feeling.
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is also a finalist nominee for Fiction in Goodreads best books of 2016 as voted by readers contest.