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Jessa has always felt broken inside, but she’s gotten very good at hiding it. No one at school knows about the panic attacks, the therapy that didn't help, the meds that haven’t worked. But when a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and visible scars, Jessa’s efforts to convince the world that she’s okay finally crumble—now she looks as shattered as she feels.

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Paperback, 328 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by Three Saints Press
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Irene Sim
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE who loves a good book that gives food to the mind.
Arc kindly provided by Three Saints Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

For Readathon 2017: 42/52
In the category: “A book about people with mental health issues”.

“We see what we want to see, what we expect to see, instead of what’s really there. I don’t think we do it on purpose, most of the time. We just get kind of stuck. We start thinking that the way things are is the way they’ll be. But that’s not true. It can’t be true. Because the world is never still.“

This story is ver
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Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
3 Stars

Overview:


“We see what we want to see, what we expect to see, instead of what's really there. I don't think we do it on purpose, most of the time. We just get kind of stuck.


Jessa’s good at hiding her anxiety disorder, until she’s involved in a car accident that leaves her with physical and mental injuries. She’s shipped off to her father’s house to heal, where she starts attending an alternative school and has to redefine ‘healing.’

I received an ARC of this through Netgalley in exchange
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Carlene Inspired
ARC provided via Netgalley.

Jessa has managed to cover-up her panic and anxiety disorder with her beauty, fake smiles, and a handsome, popular boyfriend. When that all comes crashing down around her, changing Jessa's life for the worse and for the better. When a nearly-fatal car accident leaves Jessa's face scarred and her brain damaged her anxiety and panic become impossible to hide. Relocated to Colorado with her dad, Jessa finds that though she cannot stand the idea of seeing her face, others
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Katiria
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites-books
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*** I received this book through netgally in exchanged for an honest review. Thank you to Three Saints Press for giving me the opportunity too read and review All Things New! ***

I know not every reader is going to love this book and I can understand why, but I absolutely loved and enjoy this book so much. Jessa is broken in the inside with her anxiety attacks causing a lot of problems in he
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Fafa's Book Corner
Mar 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF

Mini review:

I received this E-ARC via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I had heard about this book through GR, found it interesting and requested it. Unfortunately I didn't like it.

I didn't like the MC. She avoided everything to points of stupidity. She was rude to her dad because he was actually trying to get involved in her and help her. She treated her friends ten times better than her own father. Who was actually trying to be a good dad. The romance came out
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Beth
Aug 04, 2017 added it
Shelves: dnf, 2017-reads
I was provided a free copy from NetGalley

DNF at just over 30%, I'm not going to force myself to read this anymore. As a person who deals with Anxiety in day to day life I just couldn't read anymore. I know that everyone deals with things differently but this really isn't for me.

I was hoping to see a good representation and maybe find something I could relate to, but sadly I didn't find that in this...

I started reading this on the 15th of July and I just can't do it anymore.
Stacey
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, 2017
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

“From the author of Parallel and Free to Fall comes a novel about how it feels to be broken and what it means to be real.

Seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray has always felt broken inside, but she’s gotten very good at hiding it. No one at school knows about the panic attacks, the therapy that didn’t help, the meds that haven’t worked. But when a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and not
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Emily
Jul 18, 2017 rated it liked it
ARC provided by NetGalley.


All Things New is the story of Jessa, a girl who has struggled for years with panic attacks and anxiety. Jessa has pushed all of her struggles and suffering down inside of her, shielding herself from the world and from any prying eyes by attempting to act as though everything is always fine.

After a car accident turns her life even more upside down, Jessa moves to a new school where she meets a girl named Hannah and Hannah’s twin brother, Marshall. As Jessa starts to le
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Diana
Feb 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Nikki (Book Allure)
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs
Oh my. Yikes. I wish I could say more about this book but the thing is, I can’t remember that much anymore despite finishing it recently. The plot revolves around Jessica’s anxiety paired with her hallucinations due to a brain injury obtained from a car crash. She moves away from her mom and lives with her Dad.

The writing wasn’t anything special. It was very mundane and didn’t stand out. This was bad because it didn’t hold my interest. The premise was good but the writing failed to execute.

The r
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Lauren Miller
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
when my debut PARALLEL first came out i remember thinking i would never rate my own books. but then my dad said something to me that i think has changed my mind. he said that if you believe in the stories you tell that you can't be afraid to say that you think people should read them. so this is me saying yes, i think the story i wrote is worth your time and brain power. and also, i'm proud of it. proud of what ALL THINGS NEW says about people and the world we live and love in. ❤❤❤❤ ...more
Trish at Between My Lines
This review was originally posted on Between My Lines

I love this author as she has the ability to dress up challenging concepts and parade them in front of your eyes via intriguing story arc. Parallel is one of my favourite young adult sci-fi books, so I was pumped to read All Things New by Lauren Miller.

First Line of All Things New by Lauren Miller

“It catches my eye as it goes dark, lights blinking out all at once, upstairs, downstairs, front porch, snap, like someone hit a master switch.”


My
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Andi (Andi's ABCs)
This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs

I have been waiting 3 years for this book. I mean not this book in particularly, but just another book by Lauren Miller. I’m a Lauren Miller fangirl. I know it, she knows it, people that follow my reading know it. Ever since I read Parallel for the first time 4 years ago I have been a champion of all books Lauren Miller. I will tell anyone and everyone to read her books. With that in mind imagine how happy I was when I learned about All Things New.
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Mallory De man
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read full review here: https://malloryreadsblog.wordpress.co...

WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. This book was amazing, the amount of quotes I highlighted throughout the book was ridiculous because they all spoke to me so much.

I can imagine many people will criticize this book as it is based around a mental disorder, and no one every agrees about the symptoms, improvement rates or anything else related to it. I believe this is because everyone who has experienced thi
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Reading Teen
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Eye-opening and endearing. I really liked this book a lot. Anxiety issues are front and center, but there is also friendship, family, spirituality, romance and laughter. Marshall was so entertaining and added so much hope and humor. I wish all humans could be as lovely as he is! Highly recommend.

~Bellegirl91~
Aug 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc-books
**1 star-DNF at 40%**

So I HATE to do this and wished it never happened again but in had to make this my 2nd DNF 🙊🙊🙊🙈🙈🙈 I decided to pick this up on my kindle after so long and I got it from netgalley as an ARC for an honest review.

I'll admit I was actually bored and annoyed with the italicized thoughts Jessa had because the i's were lowercase and there were no punctuation marks and again that was annoying. Characters thoughts like that should ALWAYS be written like any other sentence in a book
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Nathasya Elizabeth
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Originally posted on Sweater Weather

I was provided with a copy by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I just finished reading the book and I don’t know where to start because everything about this book is freaking awesome! I first came across this book on NetGalley. The cover was what draws me to the book at first and then I read the synopsis and voila, I clicked send to Kindle.

The story focused on Jessa, who always hid her feelings and that includes hiding her panic
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Jen
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Heart-felt. Humorous. Hopeful. And Marshall was my favorite!
Angela Blount
Originally reviewed for YA Boks Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti...

An enthralling and vital YA read—boldly tackling issues of mental and relational health within a compelling narrative.

Jessa Gray has been broken on the inside ever since her parent’s divorce, when her father moved several states away and her mother quickly remarried. While her mother was busy with her new family, Jessa fell into a crippling anxiety disorder that cost her all social relationships—all except for the b
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Hedi [ The Dutch Reader ]
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This ARC was provided by Netgally in return for an honest review

“Brokenness is just like beauty; it's something we wear and carry, and if we let it define us, it will. But we are not our beauty or our brokenness, because souls are not made of beauty or brokenness. Souls are made of something permanent. Souls are made of truth.”

Jessa has always covert-up her anxiety and panic with her beauty, her fake smiles and relaying on her handsome and popular boyfriend. Ever since her father and mother
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Lindsay♫SingerOfStories♫
Lesson learned: Never judge a freebie book based on its "freebie" status! So not only did I receive a copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, it was also a 'download now' free copy, meaning that I didn't have to be approved or anything in order to read it. I usually equate these books--in my mind--to the freebies of the ARC world. That aside, I thought that this book was a really good read and I very much enjoyed it.

Jessa has suffered from an anxiety diso
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Aneta Bak
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Such a beautiful story with a really great meaning.

After finding her current boyfriend cheating, Jessa decides to drive herself home. When a driver hits Jessica and sends her to the hospital, the last thing that Jessa has is gone. With new scars on her face, Jessa has lost the one thing she's been able to hold on to, her beauty. Now ugly and broken on the inside after her parents divorce, Jessa moves away from LA to Colorado with her dad. Can she find a way to repair the damages that have been
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Sharon Metcalf
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, netgalley, owned
4+

"...perfect for fans of All the Bright Places and The Fault In Our Stars".
Having noticed these words in the blurb for 'All Things New' by Lauren Miller I felt helpless to resist. Afterall those two books are amongst my favourite YA titles. What a wonderful discovery it was to find out the blurb was correct. All Things New was an excellent book. It brought to the forefront the debilitating symptoms and effects of anxiety and other important mental health issues all of which were handled with
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Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.5
Heather Anderson
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All Things New follows the story of Jessa, our protagonist, as she attempts to come to terms with the after- effects of a terrifying accident, and the physical and mental scars left behind.

Long story short, I loved this book. It's so sensitively done, it's hard not to and I believe the comparisons with The Fault in Our Stars and All the Bright Place are justified. It tackles several very difficult subjects carefully and beautifully, weaving a sometimes heart-breaking yet hopeful tale that's par
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Lin
Aug 23, 2017 rated it liked it
 
It let me down and I really wanted to like it more..

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Uhm... how do I start this...

SPOILER FREE REVIEW

The beginning was really powerful and engaging. I loved how the events unfolded and the struggles Jessa had to face due to the accident and before it, everything felt real and relatable as I myself have been struggling with some anxiety and depression. It sends important messages to the reader and I really did appreciate the comparison with The Picture of Dorian Gray I found this bit really great
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Sara H
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**Thanks to TSP for providing me with a copy of ALL THINGS NEW in exchange for my honest review.**

I immediately identified with Jessa's anxiety and the pressure we all feel to be perfect, the false face we show to the world and our damaged soul's that no one sees. All Things New is ultimately a story of hope -- that even though our hidden places are often hurt and dark, that renewal is possible if we're open to the healing power of others. Jessa's gift to see the hurt of those around her was a g
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Sandy L
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**Thanks to Three Saints Press for providing me with a copy of ALL THINGS NEW in exchange for my honest review.**

Rarely does a book touch both the heart and the mind, and be so entertaining and profound at the same time. ALL THINGS NEW has everything I love for in a story -- love, mystery, the mystical, a real understanding of the stress and anxiety we all feel, and honest and real insight on what it means to be human.

I view the world somehow differently having read All Things New and, like Jess
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Lauren
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I finished Lauren Miller's All Things New all the way back in June of 2017; however, it took me until now (2018) to write my review. It didn't take me so long to write it because I didn't like the book - the truth is far from that actually. It took me so long because I just didn't know what to say. Simply, All Things New left me 100% tongue tied. It's a quiet contemporary YA. It focus on handling anxiety, overcoming the pains of the past, and finding a home in a new place. It's character driven ...more
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
"A dragon is exactly what it feels like, my panic. Breathing fire in my gut."

Jessa Gray was used to hiding her anxiety, pretending to be brave and in control. Her boyfriend Wren was enough for him, didn't make any other real connection except her mother, who didn't know how to deal with her. When an unfortunate accident left her grasping for air and bruised and scarred, her world of pretense and lies crumbled. Unstable, fragile Barbie soon became broken and wounded.
"We see what we want to see
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“Someday those bruises inside you will heal. You can't know when someday will come, or what life will look like when it finally does. ... But in a way it doesn't even matter because someday isn't what we have. What we have is right now, this moment, when things aren't okay yet, but in a way they are already, because in the end they will be, and as long as that's true, it's enough.” 5 likes
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