Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods.
Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly.
The only thing is: they didn’t do it.
On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago—no matter how monstrous.
3.5 stars, rounded to 3
This book was exactly what I needed at the time I read it. I was feeling a slump coming on and I needed a quick, easy, interesting read, and this did that. It wasn’t super deep or meaningful, but it also doesn’t pretend to be either of those things.
The plot was interesting enough to catch my attention. It kept me guessing and I wanted to keep reading. It’s not mind-blowing or anything, but it was good. The writing was pretty good for a YA. It wasn’t the best writing ever, but it wasn’t terrible either. It was fast-paced with decent characters and decent writing, so a totally acceptable YA thriller.
Honestly, I don’t really have much to say about this book. If you want a YA thriller or are in need of a quick read, this would probably be good for you.
Have you read this book? What were your thoughts? Let me know!