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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very Good Read. I really liked the stories behind Hudson, Mason, and Willow and their different struggles and how different each character is growing up and coming around the corner of adulthood. I really liked how the story also unfolds with Bruce’s character as well especially the connection with Hudson, Mason, and Willow. There is definite deep issues within the story along with mental health triggers that really pull at you. This story is very well written and I recommend this book.
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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer – Review by Lizzie Chapman Gough

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I utterly loved reading this novel. Following three best friends through their summer before senior year, their fathers and a Hollywood leading man as he escapes to Little Rush, the small town the novel is set around. This novel has themes of mental health, the need to escape, coming of age, and how friendships can change over time. Hudson, the lead male protagonist especially captured me as he sunk deeper into loneliness and depression and a daunting future ahead of him. This book was beautifully written with the themes intricately woven throughout and each character developing and evolving throughout the book. This book had me thinking for a few days after I had read it about the main themes and indeed questioning my own small town life. Fantastic!

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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer – Review by Bobbi Wagner

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. This is a newer author for me and I look forward to reading more from him in the future. This is a well written book about a small town that is full of secrets and just plain dangerous. The characters are relatable and just brought the story to life on each page. This is a fast paced story that I found to be engaging and full of action. I enjoyed watching their growth throughout the story. Three high school seniors that are from different sides of the tracks. Life brings them all something different until one summer where everything collides. I enjoyed being pulled into the story from the beginning. The characters made the story entertaining and made the story for me. I highly recommend this book.

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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer – Review by Carly Vogler

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer is a coming of age story that follows three friends on their journey from high school to adulthood. I believe young adults will easily relate to the struggles the characters face, and be hooked before the first chapter is over. Mental Health is a controversial subject, and I think David did a wonderful job portraying that. There are some dark moments, so I would make sure you are prepared.

Reviewed by Carly Vogler

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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer- Review by Angela Packard

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a darker book than I normally read, but so relatable. Kids going into their senior year of high school, dealing with divorced parents, drinking, smoking, depression, and what do they want their futures to look like. I could really relate to Willow; she is driven and wants to make her life better than what she has in this small town. Hudson finds an unusual connection with a famous man, Bruce. Bruce doesn’t come across as an unapproachable celebrity. We all know a Mason, the rich kid who throws great parties.
This story brought up so many emotions as I lived through the summer with them.

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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book resonated loudly with me. Having grown up in a town similar to Little Rush, and also along the Ohio River, it felt like this book was a snapshot into life as I know it. The characters were very tangible and the multiple storylines added a richness to the plot development. I truly enjoyed this new author and his original voice and look forward to seeing what he brings to the literary world next.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer – Review by Erica Shoebridge

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the character development in this book. Hudson, Mason, and Willow were wonderfully developed characters, and felt very real to me. The authour’s ability to inhabit these different personalities was wise and insightful. The plot and storyline were immersive, and I was entertained the whole way through. I really enjoyed seeing how Hudson related with Bruce Michaels, as well as how he was able to see their similarities, and where he was committed to being a different type of man. The themes of mental health, class, and adolescent rebellion were handled well and were relatable. All in all, I thought that this was a well-written novel by an authour I will definitely read again in the future.

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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Everything, Somewhere by David Duane Kummer is a YA story where coming of age story that is sometimes dark in its subject matter which could be disturbing for some readers. David is a young writer who started writing at a young age and is passionate about telling his stories. There is a lot going on and at times it was hard to keep track on who was who. I would have liked to see a little more character development but was still able to get a sense for what they should be.

In this book we follow three main characters who are teenagers learning their place in the world and pushing those limits. Not everything is sunshine and roses as they start trying to figure out who they are and how they fit in the world and they also look towards their futures. There are some life altering changes in store for them.

This is a thought-provoking story that I am sure a lot of YA’s will be able to relate to.

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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer – Review by Ashley Dover

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Little Rush, Ohio
A small city on the Ohio River, Little Rush, has seen better days. Sitting on the banks of the Ohio River near the Kentucky border, Little Rush has a small town appeal.

Hayden, Mason, and Willow
These three are the best of friends. Yet, their lives are so different. Hayden lives down the country road on a farm with his dad who works at the local power plant and farms after work. Mason’s dad is one of the most financially well-off men in Little Rush. He owes the local pizza joint among other businesses in Little Rush. Willow’s parents are divorced. Her dad lives near downtown in a small run-down apartment while her mom lives on the hilltop with Willow’s little brother.

It’s the summer before senior year trying to enjoy the last few moments before having to face the realities of life after high school. All three teenagers struggle with choices. Problems arise, a former Hollywood star moves to town with secrets of his own, and tensions arise between the couple and Hayden as changes in the relationship cause friction between the three friends. How will these three make it through the summer and prepare for life after high school?

I liked this book. It contains very realistic experiences that challenge these teenagers and their parents. It’s a longer book, but stick with it and enjoy the story.

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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first time reading this author and I love every word of this story. The plotline was masterfully created. There is a message weaved into the story. It is set in a small town on the Ohio River. This gives the author some creative writing due to the rural setting. I found myself in that small town with the characters. The characters are fully developed and complex in nature Bruce Michaels is a renowned Hollywood actor, who is there because of his personal demons. Then there are Hudson, Willow, and Mason high school seniors with different backgrounds with adulthood coming very quickly. There were questions that they were looking to have answers to. Hudson lost his friends and sank into a deep depression. He finds Bruce and starts a deep friendship with him. Will this new “friendship” be a healthy one or will it send both of them into a deeper depression without a light at the end of the tunnel? I highly recommend this book. I know that I felt some similarities to the characters and it pushed me to finish this book in one sitting.

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