All You Never Wanted is a thoroughly engrossing cautionary tale about sisterhood, jealousy, class conflict, and family loyalty, told in the alternating points of view of both sisters. Alex is a socially adept popular girl, who has the boyfriend of sister Thea's dreams. Thea has made a conscious decision to ditch her smart, good girl image in favor of doing whatever it takes to not only be as popular as her sister, but also to steal the attention of Joshua. The irony of course is that Alex's life is not all that it seems. Her relationship is on the rocks and she suffers from paralyzing anxiety and a severe eating disorder as a result of a traumatic experience. Several friends assume anorexia or bulimia, but her failure to eat is based on her fear of losing control of bodily functions. Thea's cringe-worthy whopper lies and social neediness are hard to root for, but the reader will hope against hope for the survival of her conflicted relationship with her sister (jealousy on the one hand, but a sense of loyalty, safety, and security that only Alex can give her on the other). Alex is an imperfect character who does make positive strides towards healing herself, with the assistance of a co-worker who opens her eyes to healthy relationships. The party which is being planned over the course of the book is indeed huge and destructive and drinking and pot-dealing are referenced, though none are particularly emphasized. Language isn't overly frequent (b-tch, sh-t) and there are sexual references. This would be an excellent choice for a teen girls book club, as it is bursting with discussion material: classicism, sibling relationships, ethical behavior, loyalty, body image, self esteem and more. Though the plot line may sound fluffy, this is a meaty read that will draw readers in from the get-go.