First You Try Everything

First You Try Everything: A Novel - Jane McCafferty I received this novel from a Goodreads giveaway, that in no way affects the content of my review.This novel is about a couple, Ben and Evvie, who had been together for 16 years when Ben decided that he no longer wants to be with Evvie. He sees Evvie as a changed person, one that he can no longer live with. Evvie still wants to be with Ben and becomes desperate to get him back. Evvie's plans to get Ben back spiral them both into a dangerous situation.From the start of this novel I thought that there was something a little off with Evvie. She just became more insane throughout the book, and it felt like watching a carwreck, you don't want to watch but you can't look away. I found myself yelling at Ben to stop encouraging her. I think her mental illnesses (because she clearly has some no matter how she tries to say she doesn't) run in the family. Cedric seemed a little off to me too.The start of the novel felt like I jumped into the middle of a story. Throughout the novel I wanted more back story on both Ben and Evvie. It was a little hard for me to connect with them at first. I enjoyed the ending of the novel and enjoyed how the characters lives played out after a couple years.I would recommend this book to family and friends. Evvie will hook you into this novel.