Undone by Brooke Taylor

Friday, February 20, 2009

Kori Kitzler is the "dark angel" of her high school: beautiful, mysterious, the subject of rumors. Serena Moore is just an average girl, until a run-in with Kori in the bathroom in eighth grade. When Kori tells her that they are more alike than she thinks, Serena is instantly intrigued, and their fateful friendship begins. When the girls are asked to complete a writing assignment listing the five things they would want to happen--their five ways to tempt fate--Serena doesn't take it seriously. But when something tragic happens to Kori, Serena is left with her loneliness and Kori's five things. Can Serena complete her best friend's tasks, or will she leave her list undone? Undone is a striking debut novel about friendship, family, and the secrets we keep from the people to whom we are closest.
(Summary from jacket flap)

For once I didn’t write my own summary. The plot is too complex for me to summarize, without making it sound stupid.

This book was making quite the buzz around everyone’s blog over the summer. When I initially decided to read the book I tried not to have any expectation because whenever, I do I tend to not like the book as much as everyone (example Twilight series). But I’m happy to say this book was superb and it succeeded my expectation. Yaay!

The characters were really unique individuals with their own voice. What I loved most about Undone, were the little details, that I assumed where unimportant, were indeed not little details but played a huge role in the plot. The way how every event in the book was connected showed how well the book was thought out. My one little problem was the consistent mention of how Serena was really gifted using a computer. But that’s just me being really nit picking.

I just can't wait to read the next YA book by Brooke Taylor.



Carrie said...

I'll have to pick this one up. I've heard a lot of good things. Thanks!

prophecygirl said...

This sounds really good, thanks for the review!

the epic rat said...

That cover is very haunting and pretty! It sounds really interesting - I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the review :)

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