Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
Beautiful Broken Things is a haracter-driven novel that tries very hard to be significant. But just doesn’t delve deep enough to evoke the emotion needed to make it a memorable read. The whole storyline is the build-up to a major, life-changing event that is going to happen… I knew it would happen…. eventually… The story dribbled on and on and I felt just blah. This is my favourite genre and usually the messed-up characters make a story come alive.
The only character worth a mention is Suzanne, the troubled one. She was interesting and intense and I wish I could have heard her voice. She had something to say. The story is told via the POV of a quiet, dull character and there were parts of Suzanne’s story that were hinted at but not allowed to develop.
Recommended age: 13+
Title: Beautiful Broken Things
Author: Sara Barnard
25 February 2016
Source: Review copy
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. — Abstract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received a copy of this book from the publisher does not influence my policy to write an honest review.