All I Ever Wanted by Lucy Dillon is a contemporary novel about families and love and loss. It was a study into a family that was falling apart and a study of grief. It was poignantly written and I got totally caught up in the lives of the characters.
Lucy Dillon has created a wonderful set of characters. All unique and with both good points and character flaws, making them easy to empathise with and realistic. The two children were delightful, with their mannerisms that shot straight to my heart. I wanted to mother them both. With their parents marriage falling apart, Lucy Dillon perfectly captured the emotions of the children both through what they did and didn’t do. The emotional trauma tugged at this reader’s heartstrings.