'Sixteen-year-old friends Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits; still figuring out who they are and who they want to be. Life isn't perfect, but music unites them, and they're excited about what the future holds for their band, Mirror, Mirror. That is until Naomi vanishes before being pulled unconscious out of the river.

She's left fighting for her life in a coma. The police claim it was a failed suicide attempt, but her friends aren't convinced. Will Naomi ever wake? What -­ or perhaps who - led her to that hospital bed? How did her friends fail to spot the warning signs?

While Rose turns to wild partying and Leo is shrouded by black moods, Red sets out to uncover the truth. It's a journey that will cause Red's world to crack, exposing the group's darkest secrets. Nothing will ever be the same again, because once a mirror is shattered, it can't be fixed.'

A Dark and Twisted coming of age story.

This book had a lot going on at once, but it handled itself surprisingly well. I was worried that all of the different elements would get lost and become messy and convoluted but I was pleasantly surprised with the way the story progressed and covered the different story lines.

I absolutely loved the inclusion of mixed media in this book, (text messages, Instagram, etc), these additions really helped to keep the speed up and added to the narrative without needed extra chapters to explain what was going on. I also really loved the song lyrics scattered throughout the book. These lyrics helped to give a deeper understanding to the characters, especially Naomi.

Cara has created a wonderfully diverse array of characters in this story and all of them are relatable and solid. Being about the bring four different teenage characters to life and to make them all important to the story is truly a gift.

I was definitely surprised by some of the twists in this book. unfortunately the ending wasnt really a surprise. The story line revolving around Naomi's disappearance and its resolution didn't surprise me, however the darkness of  this storyline did. I wasnt expecting this book to get as dark as it did, but I am glad it did.

The storyline involving Red was surprising. I was truly moved by Red's storyline and the family dynamic. I also really loved the relationship between Red and Gracie.

One aspect that I didn't like about this book was the swearing. I understanded the need or desire for it in certain situations but over all it was just a little too much for my taste.

Cara Delevingne has created a truly unusual coming of age story that will take you to places you didn't expect, but places you needed to go.

Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevingne is a book that needs to be read to be believed. A must read book for everyone.

 

Published by Geramie Kate Barker