I'm giving this book 3 stars. Not because it was bad but it just wasn't up to par with what I was expecting from this author. Silver Linings Playbook was one of my favorite books so the bar was high when I started Every Exquisite Thing.
Nanette was perfect as the teen who is emotionally lost and doesn't know how to go about finding out who she is and what path she should take. She rebels which sends her on a downward spiral until she comes pretty close to rock bottom. I was sad for her through most of the book as she made mistake after mistake as she tried to make sense of her life and I was happy to see that she finally made a decision at the end. Even though the reader doesn't really know how things turn out for Nanette, we at least know that she is ready to go in a specific direction.
The book has some good messages. Be yourself, don't conform, learn from failure, turn negative into positive. I just wished it was a bit more upbeat or added some humor. A little too down for me. As a teen angst book, however, it will do very well.