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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Undone by Brooke Taylor

Title: Undone

Author: Brooke Taylor

Summary:

When Kori Kitlzer, the “dark angel” of the 8th grade, tells Serena Moore that they are more alike than she thinks, Serena is instantly intrigued. As their friendship solidifies and their lives entwine, Serena tries to become more like the fearless, outspoken, and ambitious Kori. Soon Serena doesn’t know where she begins and Kori ends. But when a twist of fate yanks Kori away from Serena, she will need to find a way to complete her best friend’s life left undone.

Undone is a striking debut novel about friendship, family, and the secrets we keep from the people to whom we are closest.


Rating: 4/5

Good:

My first thought after reading this book is wow. Just... wow. Now, to be honest, I wish I could say it took me too long to write this review because I was just so awestruck by the subject matter, but the fact is that I'm just lazy. So right now I want to say something about how stunning of a novel this is; but I just cannot find the right words. This was unlike anything I've ever read before. It was like a spiritual journey without religion, and for me it created a mix of emotions that I was definitely not expecting.

Bad:

*sigh* This is the worst part of writing reviews. I wanted so bad to love this book; I've heard such great things about it. And I really did enjoy it. It was just missing something, to me. There was a spark that I was expecting that wasn't there, and the book didn't stick with me for very long. It was written well, it was interesting and amazing; but I still can't shake the feeling that there was something missing. I can't quite pinpoint what it is. But it's what's keeping me from giving the book a better review.

Although I would like to take a moment to point out that I have been having a hard time reading since school started; so possibly it wasn't a good time for me to be reading it, and my opinion might change if I re-read the book again in the future. That being said, I would still recommend this book highly. While I think it was missing something, it still had everything else and that created a splendid debut novel.

2 comments:

Ashley said...

I've seen so many people post reviews for this. I better get on it and read it! :) Good review.

teenreadersgather said...

that was a great reviw. If you have time and could review once for booksaremylove.blogspot.com please email me!

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