All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman

All The Things We Never Said

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 own serious issues. As they secretly meet over the coming days, Mehreen devel...

Details All The Things We Never Said

TitleAll The Things We Never Said
Release DateJul 1st, 2019
PublisherHot Key Books
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Health, Mental Health, Mental Illness

Reviews All The Things We Never Said

  • Louise Wilson
    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 do...
  • Sara
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All The Things We Never Said tells the story of three girls; Mehreen, Olivia and Cara as they struggle to cope with what life has thrown at them, forming a pact to commit suicide after meeting in an online forum. After forming a strong bond, and realising they have so much to live for, the girls decide they want out of the pact. But the forum has other plans, and starts playing the ...
  • Elvina Zafril
    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 su...
  • Jess Crafts
    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 t...
  • Trisha - Tale of a Bookworm
    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 đź’•
  • Natasha
    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...
  • Nadia
    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, Meh...
  • Lauren
    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 ...
  • AJ
    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 ...
  • The Bookish Faerie
    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...
  • Karen Barber
    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 onl...
  • Megan (YABookers)
    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 creat...
  • Neelam
    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 accur...
  • Anika
    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 wis...
  • Charlotte
    Yasmin Rahman was one of the many contributors to the YA BAME anthology A Change Is Gonna Come, and now she's back with her debut novel.All The Things We Never Said follows three girls: Mehreen (a muslim girl with depression and anxiety), Olivia (a victim of sexual abuse), and Cara (a wheelchair user as a result of a car accident). I loved the variety of the protagonists because it kept all of their story lines interesting and none of them felt ...
  • zaheerah
    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 matche...
  • legenbooksdary
    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 thi...
  • SofĂ­a
    EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK. 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 s...
  • Ross
    Very important topics explored, in an accessible way for young adults. Could be vital for younger people struggling with mental health to read this.
  • Eve beinguniquebooks
    Mahreen is a Muslim teen whom feels she can't compete or stand out in her family against her brother or cousin who are both high achievers and has what she call The Chaos in her mind telling her to cut and causing her depression.Cara is a disabled wheelchair user after a car crash changed her and her mum's lives forever and she feels stifled by her mum now too.Olivia is a girl from a rich broken family background with a sinister secret about her ...
  • NizRite
    I had read an earlier draft of this book so knew most of what was to come, but still found this a riveting and unputdownable read.First of all, I applaud the great rep in this book. With Mehreen especially her parents sound like real people, not cardboard "Asian parent" caricatures that so many books lazily portray (Arranged marriage pushers and villains of the story anyone? *yawn*) The book is undeniably dark in parts, but it's also light and lo...
  • Sofia
    Ever since reading Yasmin’s short story in A Change Is Gonna Come in 2017, I knew straight away that her first full debut novel was going to be one of my new favourites, no matter what. All The Things We Never Said is such a raw, heart breaking and emotional read. It’s hard to read at times, especially if you suffer from any of the issues that the main characters suffer with. But it is just such an important read. I can’t remember the last ...
  • sabrina (thereaderdevotee)
    Wow, this year is truly a good year for diverse and mental health young adult books! First, The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf is truly a masterpiece, and then comes All The Things We Never Said, this indeed blows my mind!Why am I saying that this book is a masterpiece? This book revolves around three awesome and relatable characters who share their own journey on fighting their mental health issues until their destiny intertwines by a website,...
  • Holly Jackson
    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 prob...
  • Sarah Juckes
    Finally, a multiple POV book where every character feels like the leading lady. Three distinct and beautifully-drawn characters to fall in love with. Although the subject of this book is dark (suicide), Rahman tells it sensitively and realistically from three perspectives. The writing is beautiful. Rahman is a writer to watch. I devoured this book in a day. It had me laughing, crying and wishing for more.
  • Aria
    Review can also be found at Snow White Hates Apples. Actual rating: 3.5 Stars Thank you so much Pansing for sending me the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review! Yasmin Rahman’s All the Things We Never Said will be available at all good bookstores.I am writing this review with many thoughts in my mind—thoughts I have difficulty picking apart and choosing to focus on, despite having spent more than an hour in silence, contemplating...
  • Katy Noyes
    Important subject, sensitively and honestly handled, with a multicultural cast of adolescents and their varied lives.A tough subject to read about - young people deciding that suicide is their only way out of their problems - but one that covers the topic with consideration and principle.With a three-way narration, we discover why three adolescent girls each separately join the Memento Mori website, which matches up those wanting to kill themselv...
  • Amy Rush Da Silva
    Trigger warnings: suicide, self harm, depression, anxiety, sexual assualt.All The Things We Never Said was a book that I'd been excited for ever since I heard it was coming out. As someone who suffers from poor mental health I am always intrigued to see how it is tackled in YA and let me tell you this book literally blew me away!First thing I will say is that this book gets very deep and certainly doesn't gloss over the effects poor mental health...
  • L A
    Thanks to Hot Key Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.In the introduction to this book the author Yasmin Rahman talks about how she wanted to write a book for young people, a book that would resonate with teens who feel the same way she did as a teen. I'd definitely say she has nailed that aim, this 100% feels like a YA book with its audience firmly in mind. We have three points of view in this novel: ...
  • Sumaiya Ahmed
    FULL REVIEW ON: https://wordsunfilteredbys.wordpress....When I first started reading this book, the author’s note instantly made me realise that I would end up relating to not just the characters, but the writer as well. It was comforting to realise that there are other Bangladeshi, Muslim women who have experienced both depression and anxiety, and that I wasn’t alone in this.Chapter one’s opening genuinely brought a smile to my face. It wa...