Friday, 1 July 2016

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

Title: Beautiful Broken Things 
Author:  Sara Barnard
Format:  Paperback
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages: 322

Blurb: I was brave
She was reckless
We were trouble

Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns sixteen Caddy begins to wish she could be a bit more like Rosie – confident, funny and interesting. Then Suzanne comes into their lives: beautiful, damaged, exciting and mysterious, and things get a whole lot more complicated. As Suzanne’s past is revealed and her present begins to unravel, Caddy begins to see how much fun a little trouble can be. But the course of both friendship and recovery is rougher than either girl realises, and Caddy is about to learn that downward spirals have a momentum of their own.

Wow. Just wow.

To be completely honest with you, I haven't been reading all that much recently. It's not that I fell out of love with books, that could never happen, but just with all the events that have been taking place in my life recently, I just haven't found as much time as I would like to read.

But now that exam season had calmed down, and my to read pile was higher than ever, I began my journey.

This book wasn't first on my list of books I wanted to read. In fact, soon after buying it, I thought I might hate it. But boy, was I wrong. Soon after reading the first few chapters, I was engrossed. I just couldn't put the book down, nor get enough of it.

I raced through it so fast, I think i left tiny tire tracks across my fingers. Or, at least a lot of paper cuts.

This book was too good to be true. It combated real issues we face in today's modern society, when it comes to friendships and family problems, all alongside with mental illness.  It was gripping and written in such a unique style that incorporated today's modern use of social media, when it comes to communicating.

I can honestly, hand on heart say, that this book was a true gem to read and I feel kinda blessed that I have had the chance to read it. Instantly, it has skyrocketed to becoming one of my all time favourite books. Something that can be quite hard to achieve. At least in my case.

If you haven't already, you should go read this book. It's a captivating story that will lead you through the twists and turns of the abnormality that can be teenage life, looking closely at the after effects of a modern tragedy that can affect young people in today's society.