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All The Things We Never Said

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16-year-old Mehreen Miah's anxiety and depression, or 'Chaos', as she calls it, has taken over her life, to the point where she can't bear it any more. So she joins MementoMori, a website that matches people with partners and allocates them a date and method of death, 'the pact'. Mehreen is paired with Cara Saunders and Olivia Castleton, two strangers dealing with their ow ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published July 2019 by Hot Key Books
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Diya Yes oh my god when I was reading the summer I wondered the exact same thing. To answer your question, I'm not sure but it seems a little different bec…moreYes oh my god when I was reading the summer I wondered the exact same thing. To answer your question, I'm not sure but it seems a little different because she talks about the website not letting them stop and a "sinister game" which kind of reminds me of the Blue Whale Game. (less)

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Louise Wilson
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Menreen is an Asian girl who lives with her Muslim family. She suffers from anxiety and depression. Cara lost a parent and her ability to walk due to an accident. She also has depression. Olivia lives with her abuser, her mother's boyfriend. She is extremely vulnerable and mentally unstable. All three girls join a website that matches people and gives them a shared date when they must commit suicide together. As the day comes closer, the girls don't want to go through with the suicide pact anymo ...more
Jess Crafts
Jun 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
This is an exciting YA contemporary dealing with very heavy topics and focusing on Friendship. The story is about 3 girls who join a website that pairs them together for a suicide pact but while going through the assigned tasks they form a strong friendship that makes them want to keep living. Only the website won't let them back out.

It's an interesting concept and all three girls personalities were so different and yet worked well as they grew together. It's also super diverse. Mehreen, arguab
Elvina Zafril
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pansing
All the Things We Never Said is freaking amazing.

This book has multiple POVs and I find it very interesting because I really like books with multiple POVs.

This book is about three girls who are dealing with depression and anxiety. Life seems too much for them. Especially Mehreen. She’s the main focus in this book, I suppose.

Mehreen is sixteen years old. She has depression and anxiety that taken over her life. One day, she signed up for the suicide website called MementoMori, a website that mat
Jul 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Really hurtful ableism for people wih invisible disabilities. Goes so far as to make fun of them. Thanks.
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, arc
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
~ Cara

*thank you #pansing for the arc. Will update the review soon 💕
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I receive a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

"Anxiety and depression are illnesses, right? Not everyone accepts that, but it's scientifically correct. So anxiety is making you feel like this and depression is making you want to do this. The thing with mental illness is that it dominates your mind, pushes out everything that was originally there. So you could argue that it's not you making this decision, it's the anxiety and depression. Or your 'Chaos'."

Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
A full review can be found on my blog, Headscarves and Hardbacks!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review!

Trigger warning for self-harm, sexual abuse, rape, depression and suicide.

This is an extremely dark story about three girls – Mehreen, Cara and Olivia – that shines a light on the power of friendship. Although the story is narrated in multiple perspectives, Mehreen ultimately feels like the main protagonist of the
Paula  Phillips
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
A trope that readers will know that I quite enjoy is what I call edgy YA fiction and in that category falls things like Mental Health, Drugs/Alcohol, Abuse, and Suicide. For some reason these topics have always fascinated me and the Suicide one is a topic I can relate strongly too for the reasons that I have had close friends and one was my best friend commit suicide and the other is that I have thought about it at quite a few points in my life. I remember talking to my Dad recently as had a cus ...more
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
TW: Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, Rape, Abuse, Self harm

Rating: 5 stars
Plot: 10/10
Characters: 10/10
Enjoyment: 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000/10

WOW All The Things We Never Said was freaking amazing and talked about so many topics that I don't get to read an awful lot. I loved that it told the story of three teenaged girls dealing with completely different things. Cara is in wheelchair because of an accident and has an overprotective mum, Olivia is living in the same ho
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Hot Key Books and Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I first read Yasmin’s short story in A Change is Gonna Come and really loved it so I was really looking forward to reading her debut book. So I knew as soon as I heard about this book that I would love it and it did not disappoint!

This book had me sobbing by the end of the first chapter. I had never read a story where the mental health rep so completely accurate to mine and reading it felt like I had finally b
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you netgalley for the eArc.
I have mixed feelings about this book, I loved the diversity and the book does cover lots of heavy topics and the main topic is suicide and the three main characters join a suicide pact website as they have all reached their lowest points and feel alone in their struggles. The book deals with mental illness, physical disabilities, rape, self harm, sexual abuse, amongst other heavy topics. I just don't know how I feel about this book, it was heartbreaking and hon
Megan  (thebookishtwins)
Disclaimer: I received this free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

trigger warnings: suicide, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, death, self-harm.

All The Things We Never Said follows three girls – Mehreen, Cara, and Olivia – as they are paired together by the website MementoMori for a suicide pact. But the website that brought them together to commit suicide also created mutually supportive friendship. A strong bond is created between the girls, as they are the only people that
Martina Krausová
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Trigger Warnings: Suicide, suicidal thoughts, self harm, sexual abuse, rape, depression and anxiety, panic attacks.

This book is something else. It's a really strong story intertwined with mental illnesses, physical disability, sexual abuse and all of that wrapped in a suicidal pact of three completely different girls with completely different problems.
If you struggle with those triggers, please, please, please, please, PLEASE. Consider if you really want to read this book very well. And even the
All The Things We Never Said deals with a lot of really heavy themes. The entire concept is about a suicide pact between three girls who have reached the lowest points in their lives due to different circumstances. I was pleasantly surprised by how well each of the topics was handled, and especially that the Rahman managed to write a book that is heavy but the perfect balance of heavy and light. Though there is a lot of darkness in this book, it is balanced out by all the light and positive. By ...more
The Bookish Faerie
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to #pansing, @definitely books for sending me an advance copy of this book. It will be out July 11th 2019.

All The Things We Never Said brings readers inside the mind of three girls:
Mehreen- an Asian girl who lives with her traditional Muslim family. She has a gentle soul and is very kind towards all she meets. The only person she isn’t kind to is herself. She deals with anxiety and depression, she calls it Chaos. The second voice in her mind is known to her as Chaos.

Cara- a girl who
Karen Barber
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
All The Things We Never Said is a book that aims high in terms of topics being explored. Abuse, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide, on-line bullying...all feature in some way, and at times I couldn’t help but feel anyone trying to deal with all these things would find life tough. For these reasons, this will be a book that some won’t like.
The story focuses on three characters - Mehreen, Olivia and Cara - who are paired together by an online suicide pact. They meet and are set a series of ta
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
please get familiar with the TW before reading this book!

wow. i— wow. this was so powerful and so... intense
Holly Sparks
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I haven’t cried so much because of a book in so long! This book had all the feels. I couldn’t recommend it more.
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley for this ARC!

You guys. This was one of my most anticipated reads for this year so I was OVER THE MOON when I got the e-mail saying I could read an ARC!

This book is absolutely amazing, honestly. I love Mehreen and it kills me that there aren't more desi characters struggling with mental health. I think Yasmin beautifully depicts the struggles of someone who is not only desi but only suffers from anxiety and depression. I wish, that when I was a teen, I had read this book be
Chris C
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
All the Things We Never Said is a much darker YA novel than I'm used to reading. It follows 3 girls who decide they want to end their lives. They are thrown together by a sinister website that brings groups together to organise and prepare for their 'termination date'.

I hope there are kids/teens out there who read this and feel a little less alone because it really does do a good job of discussing suicide and depression whilst also being life-affirming and showing that there is always something
Holly Jackson
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All The Things We Never Said is freaking fantastic - do yourselves a favour and add it to your tbr NOWWWW!

This debut novel is an absolute triumph in voice and style - each of the 3 POV characters are so fully realized, you will feel like you've known them your entire life and will not want to let them go.

The chapters of one character (Olivia) are written in verse and the author does an incredible job with it - even though these chapters are probably shorter than the others, I found I read them
Emma Harvey
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, if I could give this book 100 stars, I would. My heart is bursting and this is by far my favourite book of the year so far. This book is so important and I’m so so so glad that this book exists.
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, kindle
Very emotional, very moving and very dark. But something was missing!
Rating: 3.5/5

*I received a copy via the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book.*

This is not a spoiler-free review. Content warning: Suicide (suicidal thoughts, discussion of ways to die by suicide, including two on the page attempts), sexual assault (implied and attempted rape on the page). More to be added…

Three different teenage girls join a website ( that matches people and allocates them a shared date where they
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was very heavy yet so positive and optimistic. For me, as someone who's still clueless about mental illness but definitely wanting to know more about it and help those in desperate need of help. It was like going through a first on hand experience of three girls who are going through so much in their young lives. This is a story about survival, courage and a bonding of friendships that may just last for a lifetime.

At first, without thinking too much about it, I really thought that the
Jaana Louise
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
What I loved about this book: beautiful story about friendship and family. About not bottling stuff up and how nothing can be too bleak if you have the right supports around you. Excellent portrayal of all the girls and their mental anguish for varying reasons. The portrayal of anxiety/depression and how debilitating it can be was amazing. Deals with heavy subjects such as self harm, suicide, abuse but handled exceedingly well.

What I hated: This was looking like a great genre mashup, sort of con
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
A website targeting suicidal people that promises to find them partners to end their lives with and plan their deaths for them brings together three desperate teenagers, all dealing with serious issues that have driven them to trying to kill themselves. As they begin to meet and follow the website's instructions in preparation for their joint suicides, they begin to forge a bond with the only people each of them believes understands what they're going through - a bond that lets them see that lif ...more
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All The Things We Never Said was such an unexpected read. I started it as an audiobook, and when the trigger warning popped in I was like 'is it really gonna be that serious'? And it was. And it is also the most heartbreakingly hopeful tale of friendship I've ever read.
I literally cried, laughed out loud and enjoyed the story and the characters and the way mental illnesses and trauma are portrayed. This was just so great.
Carla-Leanne Smith
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was recommended and given a copy of this book by a friend and I absolutely loved it. This book covered so many different topics and was such an easy read. I loved the concept behind it and the way it was written... would definitely recommend!
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