Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
For whatever reason Lauren Oliver seems to be one of those authors who seem to get a raw deal on Goodreads. Not that her books get absolutely awful reviews but they seem to be underrated to me at least in comparison to some horribly mediocre books that get 4+ ratings. Anyway, that being said I suspect that people who've enjoyed the author's previous work will also like this book and probably not so much if you haven't.
The book begins by recapping the murder of a 13 yr old girl five years earlier. The town blamed the girls friends and an obsessive obscure fandom for an obscure fantasy novel. New facts have surfaced and on the 5th anniversary of their friends murder two girls, a boy that was fought over and a couple of extras thrown in come together to try and finally find the truth behind who hurt their friend.
The story is told through time slips and rotating POV between the two girls originally accused of being behind their friends murder we are told a captivating story that made me read from cover to cover in 3 hours. The story was plot heavy but with interesting and entertaining characters. I would personally recommend this book to anyone who looking to read a quick fun YA thriller.
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