Book Review: Everything Here is Under Control

Author: Emily Adrian

Narrator: Madeleine Lambert

Publication Date: July 28, 2020


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Everything Here is Under Control is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. It is a story of friendship, family and regret. After having a baby Amanda drives from New York to a small town in Ohio where she grew up to visit her childhood best friend Carrie. They haven’t talked since they graduated from high school and Carrie had a baby. They have a difficult friendship but this book is about if they can fit each other in their current lives. This is a story where a friendship means more than anything else.

The narration was great. I loved Madeline Lambert did a great job and I loved hearing the story in her voice.

The story goes back and forth between present day and flashbacks so you get a deep look into Carrie and Amanda’s lives and friendship. My only complaint was it was hard to determine when the flashbacks were happening in the beginning. I think this was probably because I listened to the audiobook. This is a common problem I have with audiobooks but did not take away from how much I enjoyed this book.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes character based stories and fiction in general.

Thank you NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.


About The Author

Emily Adrian is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels for young adults, Like It Never Happened (2015) and The Foreseeable Future (2018). Her adult debut, Everything Here Is under Control, will be published on July 28, 2020. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Emily currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her husband, her son, and her dog named Hank.

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