- Title: Beautiful Broken Things
- Author: Sara Barnard
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan/My Kinda Book
- Published: February 25th 2016
- Edition: Paperback
- Series: Beautiful Broken Things 1/2
- ISBN: 9781509803538
- Pages: 322
- My Rating: ★★★★☆
Oh my gosh, this book was gooOOOD! This is the second Sara Barnard book I’ve read and it did not disappoint! I needed to get this one read so that I could read Fierce Fragile Hearts next week. I really enjoyed reading A Quiet Kind of Thunder (which I gave five stars) so I couldn’t wait to jump into another book by Sara. Admittedly, as you can see, I did prefer A Quiet Kind of Thunder but they are both quite different from each other.
I was brave. She was reckless. We were trouble.
This book is told from Caddy’s point of view but it is about a friendship between three girls. Caddy’s best friend Rosie and the new girl, Suzanne.
Caddy goes to a private school but Caddy and Rosie have been best friend’s since they were five and Rosie goes to a public school. Caddy is the ‘quiet’ one and she wants to have a significant life event to happen in her life because she thinks that she’s dull. When new girl Suzanne turns up in Rosie’s school, they suddenly become friends and Caddy gets a bit jealous and isn’t very fond of Suzanne until one day Caddy tries to find out what secret Suzanne is hiding by bringing up whatever triggering happened in Coronation Street (this is a soap opera in the UK for anyone who doesn’t know what Corrie is) which is a really shitty thing to do but from there on they become friends. Suzanne is a bad influence on Caddy for someone whose never broken any rules but Caddy always wants to be there for Suzanne and to try and help her and Rosie tries to tell Caddy that Suzanne is a bad influence but Caddy’s not having it.
I thought that this book was heartbreakingly beautiful. It was realistic and such a good story, so I’m really glad that there’s going to be a second story which is going to be two years later and done from Suzanne’s point of view!
Have you read this one? Or any of Sara Barnard’s books? Let me know! 🙂