A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life

By Hanya Yanagihara

  • Release Date - Published: 2015-03-10
  • Book Genre: Literary
  • Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,850 Ratings)

A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara read online review & book description:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century.


A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.

Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel, To Paradise, available now.

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Posted Reviews

  • Hard to say

    By sadalmelik hanze
    Emotional pungent but sadism, teaches us little
  • Wow

    By JTW4E
    This book is truly a masterpiece. I had a tough time getting interested in it at first but once I did, wow. I was sucked in and when I had to put it down, I found myself thinking about it and couldn’t wait to pick it back up. I felt like I was on a rollercoaster ride of emotions reading it. Heartbreakingly beautiful.
  • Words escape me

    By HarrisMars
    I’ve never felt more humanity reach me, truly touch me, torture my soul, and wrench tears, than the days I spent reading this. I’m thankful for the reminder of life.
  • Could not put it down

    By iswearimnice
    I don’t even know how to describe my love for this book. As depressing as it is, if comforted me. It made me want to cherish things and people around me more. It made me feel close to the characters and I’m sad that it ended.
  • I finished the book a few days ago, but am still thinking of Jude

    By Jamiam987
    Almost fifty pages or so into the downloaded sample, I groaned. I knew I was hooked and realized I had to finish the book. I have never read a book like this. The first maybe half of the book did not prepare me for what came in later chapters. I cared about some of the characters and hated others. The whole story of the little lives unfolded made shiver at times, at other times I needed to put down my iPad and remember I was not there in the room with them.
  • Emotional roller coaster

    By 12071982
    It’s an amazing book, sometimes it was slow and i had to force myself to keep reading at other times i couldn’t stop. It’s heartbreaking and tragic. Don’t read this if you want a happy ever after ending.
  • I hate to love it so much

    By Henrik Lynn
    I kept finding myself putting down the book multiple times while I was reading this . There wasn’t a single chapter that didn’t absolutely pull me in and pull my tears out . At some parts I even caught myself gripping the back of my book cover so much that I even have to go out and buy a new one for my book shelf , it was completely wrinkled . As much as I love the book , I will never read or even grab the book again , I just know that I could never be able to go through again the way I did in my first and last read . It was raw, brutal, heartbreaking, emotionally draining and indecipherably wonderful .
  • An emotional roller coaster

    By 4nowdone
    A riveting tale, so heartbreaking, yet endearing.
  • Brilliant

    By Jersey Shore Girl 1014
    This is my second time reading this book and my heart is broken into a million pieces at my feet. Again. Simply, this book is about life. The struggles, the sadness and madness, the beauty, the absolute human cruelty, the love through redemption, the sweetness and bitterness of everyday existence. It is brilliantly written. It will make you laugh and make you cry. It’s full of anguish and pure love and healing. Of torment. Of friendship. It’s a difficult and brutal read in parts but stay with it. Trust me, it will remain with you long after the last page is turned.
  • my all time favorite book but

    By madelyn kt
    hanya yanagihara absolutely outdid herself with this. it is such a raw and well put story that i can not even begin to explain. however, it is so heart wrenching that i do not know when i will be able to pick this up again to reread or when i will be ready to read another book. i think about the characters every single day and will carry this books story with me for the rest of my life. please look up trigger warnings before reading this!

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