Seven spooky stories for Halloween 11/10/21
Beautiful Broken Things
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns 16, Caddy begins to wish she could be a bit more like Rosie - confident, funny and interesting.
Then Suzanne comes into their lives: beautiful, damaged, exciting and mysterious, and things get a whole lot more complicated.
Beautiful Broken Things is a gorgeous tribute to female friendship. A love story without romance, Barnard's debut celebrates the bond between best friends. Caddy, Rosie, and Suzanne are all complex and wonderfully well-drawn characters that stay with you long after you finish the book.
Beautiful Broken Things also deals with mental health and abuse in a way that is realistic and thoughtful.
Heartfelt, hopeful, and surprisingly funny at times, this is a beautifully written book, full of poignant moments to which anyone who has ever had a best friend can relate. Sara Barnard is a UKYA author to watch.