Beautiful Broken Things

(2 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

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.

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