Mirror, Mirror

34668234Title: Mirror, Mirror

Author: Cara Delevingne

My Rating: 4 Stars

Friend. Lover. Victim. Traitor.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

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 brings them together, and they are 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 up? What – or perhaps who – led her to that hospital bed? And how did Red, the self-styled protector of the group, 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.

This novel is basically like an episode of SVU. Which means, that I really enjoyed it, especially once it got started. The mystery wasn’t too easy figure out right away, it kept me guessing until right toward the end, which is the point, I suppose. The only thing I didn’t really love about this book was the characters. I wasn’t a real fan of any of them. While they were all really complex, each having different troubles, I found that I disliked most of their personalities. Maybe its a regional thing, I don’t really think teenager where I live act they way these ones did. But the deeper meaning behind the characters and their troubles wasn’t lost on me. Growing up isn’t easy, especially in the time of social media. Adding to that, sexuality, drugs, violence… It’s a mess, but life is messy, and I think that was the whole point. You’ve got to be you. Don’t hide behind what others want you to be, and always stand up for what you believe in.

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