Everything Here Is Under Control

Everything Here Is Under Control[Reading] ➸ Everything Here Is Under Control By Emily Adrian – Heartforum.co.uk Amanda is a new mother, and she is breaking After a fight with her partner, she puts the baby in the car and drives from Queens to her hometown in rural Ohio, where she shows up unannounced on the doo Amanda is a new mother, and she is Is Under Epub Ý breaking After a fight with her partner, she puts the baby in the car and drives from Queens to her hometown in rural Ohio, where she shows up unannounced on the doorstep of her estranged childhood best friend Amanda thought that she had left Carrie firmly in the past After their friendship ended, their lives diverged radically Carrie had a baby the summer after high school, became a successful tattoo artist, and never Everything Here PDF \ escaped Ohio s conservative grid of close cut grass But the trauma of childbirth and shock of motherhood compel Amanda to go back to the beginning and to trace the tangled roots of friendship and family in her own lifeCompelling and engaging, Everything Here Is Under Control is a raw, honest, occasionally hilarious portrait of the complexity, conflicting emotions, and physical trauma of both modern motherhood and the intense, intimate friendships that women forge in their youth.

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Everything Here Is Under Control
  • Emily Adrian
  • English
  • 20 February 2019
  • 1982639644

10 thoughts on “Everything Here Is Under Control

  1. Roxane says:

    I quite liked this novel of a friendship and how it endured a pregnancy and a shared love and the past must be reckoned with when Amanda returns to her hometown to stay with her best friend Carrie after a fight with her boyfriend Gabe The twist is interesting but the story cake too easily and everything was too neatly resolved Some of the plot just doesn t cohere Also the race stuff, I appreciate the effort to include black people but it s really clear that Carrie is a black woman not written I quite liked this novel of a friendship and how it endured a pregnancy and a shared love and the past must be reckoned with when Amanda returns to her hometown to stay with her best friend Carrie after a fight with her boyfriend Gabe The twist is interesting but the story cake too easily and everything was too neatly resolved Some of the plot just doesn t cohere Also the race stuff, I appreciate the effort to include black people but it s really clear that Carrie is a black woman not written by a black woman There is nothing wrong with that But it shows

  2. Genevieve Trono says:

    Filled with the complexities of motherhood, trauma, friendship, and womanhood, I was totally swept into this beautifully written novel There is nothing like finding a new author to love and follow along with and I can t wait to see what Emily Adrian writes next.

  3. Ula says:

    3.5 out of 5 Female friendship tale Everything Here is Under Control tells a story of two BFFs who s lost track of each other s lives somewhere along their way to adulthood Carrie s got pregnant and gotten birth to a daughter while still in high school Amanda has been helping her for the first years but right after graduation she left their small Ohio town and moved to NYC with her boyfriend Several years later, overwhelmed with being a new mother herself, Amanda ran away from her baby f 3.5 out of 5 Female friendship tale Everything Here is Under Control tells a story of two BFFs who s lost track of each other s lives somewhere along their way to adulthood Carrie s got pregnant and gotten birth to a daughter while still in high school Amanda has been helping her for the first years but right after graduation she left their small Ohio town and moved to NYC with her boyfriend Several years later, overwhelmed with being a new mother herself, Amanda ran away from her baby father right to Carrie s house.Reading about the struggles of a new mother reminded me of the first months weeks years of my kid A perfectly written description of her loneliness and postpartum depression made me feel it all It was especially interesting from her a responsible adult perspective while compared to Carrie s teenage pregnancy and how she has coped with it Another aspect of the book was their friendship and their screwed up relationship that gotcomplicated when the story unravels I loved their rough, sister like bound, and their slow reconciliation.Overall, I liked this book and appreciate all the characters and their weird ways to handle life Although I wish to I ve seenmental health advice Amanda s mental state wasn t acknowledged at all And while she tried to ask a question if motherhood is always so dark and scary for everyone, the only answer the book offers was that friendship and love would help with that That s a quite dismissive approach to depression.If you ever feel like Amanda, please, ask for health It means not everything is under control.Thank you Netgalley and the publisher Blackstone Publishing for the ARC in exchange for an honest review Opinions and feelings are my own

  4. Melanie says:

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for the ALC of the audiobook Everything Here is Under Control.After Amanda has her baby, she is overwhelmed with life as a new mother and heads back to her hometown for a trip, where she stays with her childhood best friend and her daughter The awkward tension between them is not just from growing apart, but from a past riddled with love, betrayals, and copious amounts of drama.I really enjoyed the narrative voice in this book The audio version was v Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for the ALC of the audiobook Everything Here is Under Control.After Amanda has her baby, she is overwhelmed with life as a new mother and heads back to her hometown for a trip, where she stays with her childhood best friend and her daughter The awkward tension between them is not just from growing apart, but from a past riddled with love, betrayals, and copious amounts of drama.I really enjoyed the narrative voice in this book The audio version was very enjoyable to listen to, and I felt I was being pulled swiftly through the story, learning the ups and downs of Amanda s past friendship and her current life I was quite shocked by the reveal of why there is so much tension, and it shed a light on the many complications of Amanda and Carrie s friendship.One complaint I have is that a book so much about female choice and friendship seems to be overpowered by the gravity of Gabe for Amanda that she would choose him over her best friend and her home and arguably her self empowerment.This is a story about a difficult friendship, a complicated relationship, and post partum depression Not everything is as it seems, and there can be a lotgoing on in a relationship than you might expect.I definitely recommend listening to this audio as a quick and intriguing read

  5. Cindy H. says:

    Even though my baby is nearly 19 my eldest 28, this book took me right back to those early endless, sleepless days nights, when the thought of taking a shower seemed a luxury and all I did was fantasize about the different ways I could kill my husband Amanda and Carrie were childhood besties who like most childhood besties, have a falling out Now 15 years later, when motherhood has Amanda beaten, she flees her NY city life with baby Jack in tow and heads to her childhood home in Ohio and Car Even though my baby is nearly 19 my eldest 28, this book took me right back to those early endless, sleepless days nights, when the thought of taking a shower seemed a luxury and all I did was fantasize about the different ways I could kill my husband Amanda and Carrie were childhood besties who like most childhood besties, have a falling out Now 15 years later, when motherhood has Amanda beaten, she flees her NY city life with baby Jack in tow and heads to her childhood home in Ohio and Carrie Carrie, whom at 18 had become a teen mom is now a successful tattoo artist, dedicated single mom and a full functioning adult Carrie who was once fearless a hell raiser is now a conservative which both surprises amuses Amanda While Amanda has fled her Republican Midwest American upbringing, Carrie has never left I really enjoyed the distinct voices of Amanda, Carrie and her teen daughter, Nina My one small criticism, while this book wasn t very long, parts felt redundant This book is set in current times, right before the 2016 election and focuses on motherhood, friendship, perceptions, and Trump s Make America Great Again.Thanks to NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for providing me with an Audio ARC The narration by Madeleine Lambert was wonderful and added to my overall enjoyment of Everything Here is Under Control I highly recommend the audio

  6. Shana says:

    There are many books that depict new motherhood, but I think Everything Here is Under Control captured it exceptionally well The simultaneous pain and love that is being a new mother is explored alongside a friendship between the main character, Amanda, and her best friend, Carrie They grew up in rural Ohio together, but the cause for the rift between them is only insinuated in the beginning Once it is revealed, the story feels a little awkward because there are certain details that don t add There are many books that depict new motherhood, but I think Everything Here is Under Control captured it exceptionally well The simultaneous pain and love that is being a new mother is explored alongside a friendship between the main character, Amanda, and her best friend, Carrie They grew up in rural Ohio together, but the cause for the rift between them is only insinuated in the beginning Once it is revealed, the story feels a little awkward because there are certain details that don t add up It was still enjoyable, but I think the author could have done a slightly better job at thinking through what the consequences of the revealed betrayal might be, and how others in the story might behave in its presence

  7. Maya the Bookworm says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Check out this review andon my blog, Maya s Reviews Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Quick Statistics Overall 5 5 StarsPlot 5 5 StarsSetting 5 5 StarsCharacters 4 5 StarsWriting 5 5 StarsMemorability 5 5 Stars Quick Review I was very skeptical of Everything Here is Under Control at first, but as I readof the novel I becameandinvolved in the story The novel is a great look into the struggles of mo Check out this review andon my blog, Maya s Reviews Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Quick Statistics Overall 5 5 StarsPlot 5 5 StarsSetting 5 5 StarsCharacters 4 5 StarsWriting 5 5 StarsMemorability 5 5 Stars Quick Review I was very skeptical of Everything Here is Under Control at first, but as I readof the novel I becameandinvolved in the story The novel is a great look into the struggles of motherhood that some might overlook Overall, the novel is great and I really enjoyed it Other Information Publisher Blackstone PublishingPage Count 272 pagesRelease Date July 28, 2020There is some politics involving the election of 2016 in the novel, so be aware that the characters might not hold the same political views as you Quick Synopsis After a fight with her boyfriend, Amanda decides to take her newborn son, Jack, and pay her old friend, Carrie, a visit Once she arrives unannounced, she feels a mixture of emotion toward her old and new self, and how her life is right now She is forced to relive her childhood and friendship with Carrie, events she is not proud of, and events that she is proud of Between balancing motherhood and her ever receding childhood, Amanda feels overwhelmed and in need of help from the only person she knows can help her, Carrie Characters The main characters of Everything Here is Under Control are all such strong characters I found myself in love with Amanda, Carrie, Jack, Nina, and Gabe and their various struggles.At first, Amanda came off to me as self absorbed and immature, especially when she complains about her newborn, Jack, needing attention from her and his father Granted, her character growth in the novel made me like her a lot , but I still found Amanda very snobby and selfish Even Amanda s mother points out that Amanda seemed to expect the baby to conform to her needs and life, instead of the other way around However, Amanda eventually learns to grow up and see that not everything is about her and that she should be grateful for Jack.Carrie, Amanda s best friend, had a child with Gabe at the age of eighteen This ends up leading to many of Amanda s issues during the novel Amanda feels that since Gabe had a child with Carrie first, that he loves Carriewhich isn t the case , which just makes Amanda and Carrie s friendship strained for the first half of the novel Anyways, let me say that Carrie is amazing and probably my favorite character from Everything Here is Under Control She is so strong and independent, she shows the true power of single moms and how difficult it is to be one I genuinely love this character.Nina is Carrie and Gabe s daughter, now thirteen years old and very politically active for her age Throughout the novel, Nina is seen putting Hillary for President The story takes place during the 2016 election, buton that later signs around her hometown, which eventually gets her home vandalized, yet she still takes pride in her political views Also, Nina decides to take a picture of a funeral procession displaying the Confederate flag so as to raise awareness around her town of the problems and racism the flag represents Good for her The character development in the novel is amazing and made it such an awesome read Writing and Setting Everything Here is Under Control has a unique writing style that I really enjoyed Also, as mentioned before, Emily Adrian brings up issues such as the Confederate Flag being used despite representing racism and a dark time in America s history, which I commend her for.The novel takes place in Deerling, Ohio during 2016 hence the election The setting actually plays a huge role in the story, inducing Nina s secrecy in placing Hillary for President signs around her hometown, which generally supports Trump in the election As I said before, her enthusiasm for politics ends up with her house being vandalized by her friend s sister s boyfriend, the jerk Anyways, I loved how the setting actually impacted something in the story, unlike other novels where the setting is just a place, time, etc Plot Everything Here is Under Control is very well paced, I never found myself bored or longing for the chapter to end, instead I was so excited to get to keep reading I felt that the entire novel showed me an insight into motherhood and how it s not all fairies and rainbows, but there are actual struggles to being a good parent As I am not a parent myself, I wasn t at any point in the novel connecting to the characters on a level of parenthood, but I can see how much of an actual job that being a parent truly is.Anyways, I really enjoyed the ups and downs of this novel and the character s fights and apologies, it was so, so good Overall Review Everything Here is Under Control was a great novel and I really enjoyed it It s characters, plot, setting, just everything is perfect and I really recommend that you read this even if you aren t a parent, haha.There is currently a giveaway for Everything Here is Under Control by Emily Adrian If you would like to enter, click here

  8. Elldee says:

    Review of Audiobook version 3.5 stars Everything Here Is Under Control is the story of estranged, childhood friends, Amanda and Carrie, reunited when Amanda, unravelling from sleep deprivation, appears on Carrie s doorstep with her 3 month old baby Carrie, who had her own daughter when the two were still teenagers, is not exactly thrilled to see Amanda, but lets her in anyway As the friends fall back into old habits of codependence, bickering, and mutual support, unspoken betrayal lurk just Review of Audiobook version 3.5 stars Everything Here Is Under Control is the story of estranged, childhood friends, Amanda and Carrie, reunited when Amanda, unravelling from sleep deprivation, appears on Carrie s doorstep with her 3 month old baby Carrie, who had her own daughter when the two were still teenagers, is not exactly thrilled to see Amanda, but lets her in anyway As the friends fall back into old habits of codependence, bickering, and mutual support, unspoken betrayal lurk just beneath the surface Gradually, the reader learns that what tore the friends apart may haveto do with any serious infractions than with Amanda s attachment to her teenage grudges and to the childhood version of a friendship that grow up and evolve if it is to survive.This slow moving, character driven novel benefits from the audiobook treatment, which helps keep the minute dramas between the friends engaging Narrated with wonderful realism by Madeliene Lambert, the characters attitudes and moods are conveyed through distinct and recognizable voices Even self absorbed, childish Amanda becomessympathetic when embodied by Lambert.Emily Adrien s lucid prose lends itself well to audio adaptation Much of the story is told through dialogue conversations between Amanda and Carrie, Amanda and Carrie s daughter, Nina, and Amanda and her partner, Gabe which makes the audiobook flow as smoothly as a play Even so, the first half of the novel is sometimes painfully slow, as Adrien seems to be working hard to withhold information from the reader While I appreciated the power of learning late why Amanda is so uncomfortable with Carrie, I would have preferred to watch her wrestleopenly with the factors that are clearly on her mind from page one Between the audiobook narration and the writing, all the characters feel like real people talking in the next room While I found Amanda s stubbornness and self pity pretty annoying at times unbearable , Carrie s and Nina s richer anddynamic personalities kept me engaged until the end Even if I was wishing the whole time that I got to be in Carrie s head instead of Amanda s

  9. Polly says:

    Everything Here Is Under Control is a book about so many things Motherhood Friendships Daughterhood Womanhood Relationships Forgiveness All of which are examined in all their messy complications in a raw and honest way through the lens of the zeitgeist of the 2016 US election campaign Trump, or Trump like figures, have appeared in so many books over the last few years, but they often feel like shoehorned in metaphors or plot devices even when effective That s not the case at all here, Everything Here Is Under Control is a book about so many things Motherhood Friendships Daughterhood Womanhood Relationships Forgiveness All of which are examined in all their messy complications in a raw and honest way through the lens of the zeitgeist of the 2016 US election campaign Trump, or Trump like figures, have appeared in so many books over the last few years, but they often feel like shoehorned in metaphors or plot devices even when effective That s not the case at all here, it really does just feel like a book that happens to be set in Ohio in 2016 The story managed to touch on so many topics in poignant and sensitive ways, including race issues in 21st century America One of the main characters is black with a mixed race daughter, and while living in a Republican, white majority area, this does come up during the story It s not the key driving force behind the story at all though and there is no overt racism featured other than the Confederate flag making a couple of appearances , instead it s mentioned in passing as a way of creating abelievable background for the story to take place There is a reveal around halfway through the story that changes so much in terms of the reader s perspective The way its delivered is perfect it s matter of fact, and something that all of the characters have known, rather than being a shock discovery At the same time, it doesn t feel like something that s been deliberately held from the reader in a frustrating way to create shock At the time of its delivery, I wasn t paying full attention to the audio narration, and had to rewind to confirm that a reveal had happened that changed everything The kind of reveal that makes you want to cover old ground from earlier in the book to see what you ve missed This edition was narrated by Madeleine Lambert I really liked her delivery of dialogue in particular Amanda, Carrie, and Nina s voices were very distinguishable The narration of the rest was a little flat and bored sounding at times, but that s only a minor critique Overall, a very human, female orientated story

  10. Book Babe says:

    We re still too cute about all the stuff that happens to our bodies, says Michelle Wolf in Joke Show, her latest stand up We ve gotta stop being cute Like, when we have a baby, we say it s a miracle stop it Having a baby, Wolf asserts, is a natural disaster, arguing that women will never get the healthcare and respect we deserve unless we re brutally honest about our experiences.Enter Emily Adrian s latest novel, Everything Here is Under Control This book should but won t be requir We re still too cute about all the stuff that happens to our bodies, says Michelle Wolf in Joke Show, her latest stand up We ve gotta stop being cute Like, when we have a baby, we say it s a miracle stop it Having a baby, Wolf asserts, is a natural disaster, arguing that women will never get the healthcare and respect we deserve unless we re brutally honest about our experiences.Enter Emily Adrian s latest novel, Everything Here is Under Control This book should but won t be required reading for the strangers at the grocery store who look at your two week old baby and ask, Is she sleeping through the night yet Or the endless stream of middle aged men who declare, You ve got your hands full as you wrangle both of your children to the parking lot.In Adrian s hands, the hazy, mostly terrifying early postpartum weeks are anything but cute.Amanda, a first time mom living in New York, visits her Ohio hometown and shows up on her friend s doorstep, partly out of desperation, but also drawn back to this friend, at whose birth she was present years prior, divulging unresolved tensions and revealing tender spots in their relationship Adrian s novel tackles the animal ugliness of facing three in the morning with a screaming infant It tells of the bittersweet encounters of returning to your hometown Most significantly, it describes and the agitating conflicts of lifelong friendship, as well as its enduring intimacies.Recently, I struck up a conversation via text message with a new mother, someone I had not spoken to since high school My intention was to serve as a beacon of hope in the wilderness of early motherhood Her baby is a mere two weeks old Her assessment the nights are so long and lonely My response Those lonely nights are literally the worst The nights are lonely and the emotions are frightening Why is it that we expose ourselves to the natural disaster of motherhood A possible answer from Adrian s novel I don t remember All I know is that I cannot un have him, and I have never, for a single moment, wished I could Thank you to Blackstone Publishing and NetGalley for the advance copy of this title

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