Mirror Mirror
Friend. Lover. Victim. Betrayer. When you look in the mirror, what do you see?Sixteen-year-old friends Red, Leo, Naima and Rose are like anyone their age: figuring out who they are and trying to navigate the minefield of school and relationships. Life isn't perfect, but they're united by their love of music and excited about what the future holds for their band. That is until Naima dies in tragic circumstances, leaving behind only one word. 'Sorry'. What awful truth was she hiding? What dark secret was lurking behind her seemingly sunny persona? 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 dark moods, Red sets out to uncover the truth and find out what - or perhaps who - was responsible for Naima's death.It's a journey that will cause Red's world to crumble, exposing the dark and dangerous truth behind the fragile surface of their existence. Nothing will ever be the same again, because once a mirror is shattered, it can't be fixed.

Mirror Mirror Details

TitleMirror Mirror
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 5th, 2017
PublisherTrapeze
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Glbt, Fiction, Did Not Finish

Mirror Mirror Review

  • Lulu (the library leopard)
    January 1, 1970
    Do I need to create a "morbidly curious" shelf?
  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    January 1, 1970
    5 Words: Friendship, family, mystery, betrayal, secrets.Mirror, Mirror exceeded my expectations. Starting off, I love the writing style. I was a little surprised to find it narrated by Red at the beginning, hers was not the voice I was expecting. But hers is definitely the voice that the story deserves and is a wonderfully complex character, with many layers and flaws.This has a definite Skins vibe to it, and I love it. It's a bit shocking, it's raw, it feels real. There is a thread of mystery t 5 Words: Friendship, family, mystery, betrayal, secrets.Mirror, Mirror exceeded my expectations. Starting off, I love the writing style. I was a little surprised to find it narrated by Red at the beginning, hers was not the voice I was expecting. But hers is definitely the voice that the story deserves and is a wonderfully complex character, with many layers and flaws.This has a definite Skins vibe to it, and I love it. It's a bit shocking, it's raw, it feels real. There is a thread of mystery to the story, a slightly chilling feel to the story.Full review to come.
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  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    January 1, 1970
    This book is definitely split into two parts and I'm not sure how I feel about it. First, you've got Naomi's disappearance that the entire band is researching, and then you've got Red's identity which I'm not sure is problematic or not to have someone's sexuality/gender be the mystery...This had some old school John Green vibes and included mixed media with text messages and instagram posts that I do you normally like, but it didn't get really interesting for me until the last 15% when the myste This book is definitely split into two parts and I'm not sure how I feel about it. First, you've got Naomi's disappearance that the entire band is researching, and then you've got Red's identity which I'm not sure is problematic or not to have someone's sexuality/gender be the mystery...This had some old school John Green vibes and included mixed media with text messages and instagram posts that I do you normally like, but it didn't get really interesting for me until the last 15% when the mystery was unfolding. I think my general disconnect from this book was based on the fact that it's made very clear that Cara had intentions for what she wanted the book to do, and maybe that hedged in any other possibilities. While it spoke out about some topics that are hard to deal with, I don't think so much emphasis should have been placed on social media, when in the end bullying was a stronger theme.I wish that the characters did more music related things because I was expecting this to be way more band focused. But, it did some interesting things with the relationship between parents and kids and getting them to understand who you are. The dynamic between Red and their sister was lovely and that sweetest contrasted with the rest of the book.I'd call this a crossover between 'Paper Towns' by John Green and 'Kiss in the Dark' by Cat Clarke, so if you liked either of those books, this is the perfect book-love-child for you.
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    This is such a hard book to review, because if the characters had been better and not the 'beautifully broken' kind, I would have enjoyed reading this book. But I just didn't connect with the characters, and so reading Mirror, Mirror dragged up until the last 20%. So basically, there's this school band that consists of Red, Leo, Rose and Naomi. Naomi, who has a history of running away (think Paper Towns), goes missing, only to be found a while later in a river. So while Naomi is in a coma, Red a This is such a hard book to review, because if the characters had been better and not the 'beautifully broken' kind, I would have enjoyed reading this book. But I just didn't connect with the characters, and so reading Mirror, Mirror dragged up until the last 20%. So basically, there's this school band that consists of Red, Leo, Rose and Naomi. Naomi, who has a history of running away (think Paper Towns), goes missing, only to be found a while later in a river. So while Naomi is in a coma, Red and Naomi's sister, Ash, take it upon themselves to try to find out what happened to Naomi.Red is an okay main character. Nothing to really write home about. Leo and Rose are sort of just there, the former has a thug of an older brother and the latter just fucking irritated me, and that's all I can really say about them.The real star of this show? Ash. Ash is a fucking BEAST, you guys. Her idea of a fun night in involves computers, coding and hacking. She will hack into your social media accounts and will smile while she does it. She's a fucking riot, and she alone has bumped my rating up to 3 stars instead of 2. If Mirror, Mirror was about Ash and Red, Leo and Rose were all taken out of the picture, I'm pretty sure I would have loved this book. The last 20% of Mirror, Mirror was decent (but that was mainly due to Ash), but overall I wasn't particularly impressed. It was too much like a John Green novel, and not in a good way. Also, I have a mind blowing concept for you all: Imagine, just IMAGINE, a YA book where the main characters actually have...wait for it...a POSITIVE and LOVING relationship with their parents???? Crazy stuff. While I didn't particularly like this book, I am pleased that I read it because I sort of have a fascination with celebrity fiction books. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read it.
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  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    January 1, 1970
    in the year of our lord 2017 you're still gonna use sexuality as a fucking plot twist?
  • HopelessBookAddict
    January 1, 1970
    OMG this was awesome. At first I thought it was a contemporary, then it was that plus a mystery/thriller AND a diverse read! It was truly amazing! READ IT!
  • Clare Holman-Hobbs
    January 1, 1970
    So first off, this is basically a poor man's Paper Towns. Cara was clearly inspired after starring in the film. Secondly, the idea is aesthetically pleasing, but when actually presented has little substance.
  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    January 1, 1970
    So Cara Delevingne is actually releasing a novel! I would love to read her book and see what she comes up with; I think her experiences in acting have helped her envision a book.
  • Anja V
    January 1, 1970
    guys, i absolutely ADORE cara delevingne, really do her being so strong and confident with her sexuality helped me a lot when i was struggling and also she is just so fucking badass, and ... what? no i don't have a crush on her what are you talking about haha ha noooooo totally dobut i'm scared that she's mostly just using her name as branding, all the while not actually being a good writer (case in point: this cover)wanting to read her book is mostly macabre curiosity i guess, so i'm just prayi guys, i absolutely ADORE cara delevingne, really do her being so strong and confident with her sexuality helped me a lot when i was struggling and also she is just so fucking badass, and ... what? no i don't have a crush on her what are you talking about haha ha noooooo totally dobut i'm scared that she's mostly just using her name as branding, all the while not actually being a good writer (case in point: this cover)wanting to read her book is mostly macabre curiosity i guess, so i'm just praying to all the bookgods that this is actually good
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  • Francesco (bookscanchangeus)
    January 1, 1970
    Recensione sul blog: https://bookscanchangeus.blogspot.com...E' il primo libro di Cara Delavigne, attrice e super modella britannica, che siamo abituati a vedere sulle copertine dei giornali e negli spot pubblicitari. Quando ho saputo che avrebbe pubblicato un romanzo non mi sarei mai aspettato che lo avrei apprezzato così tanto. Per quanto riguarda la cover, mantenuta dalla casa editrice uguale a quella inglese, devo dire che se da un lato grazie ai suoi colori e alle sue immagini mi attira mol Recensione sul blog: https://bookscanchangeus.blogspot.com...E' il primo libro di Cara Delavigne, attrice e super modella britannica, che siamo abituati a vedere sulle copertine dei giornali e negli spot pubblicitari. Quando ho saputo che avrebbe pubblicato un romanzo non mi sarei mai aspettato che lo avrei apprezzato così tanto. Per quanto riguarda la cover, mantenuta dalla casa editrice uguale a quella inglese, devo dire che se da un lato grazie ai suoi colori e alle sue immagini mi attira molto, dall'altro non riesco ad apprezzarla a pieno perché non capisco il motivo di mettere il nome dell'autrice così in grande rispetto al titolo! Bah....La storia parla di 4 adolescenti: Red, Rose, Leo e Naomi. Sono i componenti di una band, chiamata Mirror Mirror, nata nella classe di musica. Un giorno Naomi scompare all'improvviso e viene ritrovata in fin di vita mesi dopo. Da qui i nostri personaggi cercheranno di capire cosa sia successo alla loro amica e comprendere il motivo del suo gesto.In realtà la storia che Delavigne ci narra è molto più complicata e tocca temi interessanti e importanti soprattutto al giorno d'oggi. I protagonisti si trovano a dover fare i conti con loro stessi e con i problemi che li circondano, che molto spesso sono più grandi di loro, per capire realmente chi sono ed imparare a stare ben con loro stessi. Questo libro secondo me è adattissimo per un pubblico adolescenziale, ma non solo.Lo stile di scrittura è molto lineare e scorrevole e il romanzo non è mai noioso. Direi che è coinvolgente e mi ha tenuto incollato alle pagine, portandomi a finirlo in breve tempo. E' presente azione, mistero e molti colpi di scena, che devo dire non mi sarei aspettato.Il punto di vista che seguiamo è quello di Red, personaggio forte e interessante, che mi è piaciuto moltissimo! Anche gli altri protagonisti li ho apprezzati molto e anche con loro in alcuni momenti mi sono identificato.Quindi io vi consiglio caldamente di dare un'opportunità a questo libro e vedrete che non ve ne pentirete!
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  • Kirstie
    January 1, 1970
    I wanted to love this novel, everything about it made me think it was going to be a great read, but if I am being honest, I wasn't really that impressed. I could tell from the first few pages that I wasn't going to like the novel.In my opinion, there are two types of YA novel, one that features teenagers but whose writing style is appealing to all ages, and the second that not only features teenagers, but whose writing style completely reflects that of a teenager. Unfortunately for me, Mirror Mi I wanted to love this novel, everything about it made me think it was going to be a great read, but if I am being honest, I wasn't really that impressed. I could tell from the first few pages that I wasn't going to like the novel.In my opinion, there are two types of YA novel, one that features teenagers but whose writing style is appealing to all ages, and the second that not only features teenagers, but whose writing style completely reflects that of a teenager. Unfortunately for me, Mirror Mirror falls into the latter of the categories. For me, the writing was a little too colloquial and pulled me out of the novel world.The characters didn't really do it for me either - they were a little two-dimensional, I could have tolerated this if the characters were not so generic, but I also found it really hard to relate to any of them.I feel like I am complaining a lot about this novel - there were some elements I liked. Ash was by far the most interesting of all the characters, a bad ass computer hacker with a little more depth. Ash definitely kept me hooked, and I am glad I persevered to the end.Overall, I wouldn't say this is a bad book, but I wouldn't rate it as amazing either. If you can get on board with a 'young' writing style and 2D characters, then you will most likely love this novel.I don't know if it is worth noting, but I find it funny that the author's name is bigger than the title of the book - I am assuming that this has been done on purpose to drive sales.
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  • halloween queen
    January 1, 1970
    the blurb is really interesting but I hate the cover art so much 😭 it seems like Cara is relying very heavily on name recognition, rather than the content of the book
  • Dreximgirl
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters, the use of real language (seriously the appreciation I have of seeing the phrase 'a fuck ton' used knows no bounds) the storyline was gripping and moving and while sometimes the things that happened were a little convenient I thoroughly liked reading it. I got out way more from reading this than I expected in such a good way and I'm hoping to read more from Cara in the future. I was sent a review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest re I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters, the use of real language (seriously the appreciation I have of seeing the phrase 'a fuck ton' used knows no bounds) the storyline was gripping and moving and while sometimes the things that happened were a little convenient I thoroughly liked reading it. I got out way more from reading this than I expected in such a good way and I'm hoping to read more from Cara in the future. I was sent a review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  •  Caty
    January 1, 1970
    Mirror, Mirror è una storia thriller, drammatica e romance che ci racconta di personaggi distrutti e fragili, veri e complessi. Il libro è ambientato a Londra e segue i membri di una band, chiamata appunto Mirror, Mirror, che sta affrontando la scomparsa della loro amica e bassista Naomi.La protagonista è Red, una adolescente gay, dalla chioma rossa e che suona la batteria nei Mirror, Mirror. Nonostante la confusione tipica della sua età Red è una forza della natura, è sincera, tenace, piena di Mirror, Mirror è una storia thriller, drammatica e romance che ci racconta di personaggi distrutti e fragili, veri e complessi. Il libro è ambientato a Londra e segue i membri di una band, chiamata appunto Mirror, Mirror, che sta affrontando la scomparsa della loro amica e bassista Naomi.La protagonista è Red, una adolescente gay, dalla chioma rossa e che suona la batteria nei Mirror, Mirror. Nonostante la confusione tipica della sua età Red è una forza della natura, è sincera, tenace, piena di rabbia che sfoga rendendo la sua musica vera ed emozionante. Gli eventi che coinvolgono lei e gli altri membri della band, Rose e Leo, sono più grandi di quello che un qualsiasi adolescente dovrebbe affrontare, ma la capacità di essere presente l’uno per l’altro e saper perdonare un errore li rendono invincibili ed in grado di sopportare tutto il dolore che la vita presenta loro.Dalla scomparsa di Naomi molte cose sono cambiate e l’apparente stabilità creatasi inizia ad incrinarsi lasciando fratture indelebili tra i suoi migliori amici. Nessuno dei ragazzi protagonisti ha una vita facile, forse alcuni aspetti sono stereotipati, ma rendono chiara l’idea che l’autrice vuole comunicare. È difficile crescere e ancora peggio è dover essere adulti quando gli adulti che ti circondano sanno solo fare i bambini. Il cammino percorso dai personaggi e, soprattutto, da Red è quello di riscoperta di sé. Spesso i giovani pensano di dover essere quello che gli altri si aspettano da loro, cercano di raggiungere una perfezione utopistica che non fa altro che ridurre la loro anima in pezzi sempre più frammentati. Ciò che la storia di Red e dei suoi amici vuole comunicare è invece l’importanza di essere sé stessi e amarsi completamente e senza condizione. Una volta che si impara questo è possibile concedere anche ad altri di fare lo stesso.I temi trattati da questa storia sono molti, ma sono tutti importanti. Si parla di amore, quello tra sorelle, tra un ragazzo e una ragazza, tra due ragazze, l’amore di una relazione sbagliata e che spinge a voltare le spalle a tutto il resto. Si parla anche di amicizia e di famiglia, di problemi legati all’abuso di sostanze o di alcolici, di musica e cambiamenti, di vita e di morte. Ciascuno ha la sua dipendenza e ciascuno deve trovare il suo modo di affrontarla.Con l’aiuto di flashback e chat, testi di canzoni e post sui social si costruisce la storia che acquista a mano a mano spessore e concretezza. Più il racconto diventa realistico e drammatico e più si è spinti nel proseguire la lettura per giungere alla verità. Attraverso un indizio alla volta si ricostruisce la tela intricata che ha portato alla scomparsa di Naomi e alla fragilità della situazione. I protagonisti sono infatti adolescenti e devono affrontare problemi più grandi di quanto si possa immaginare, mantenendo la loro vita in piedi e superando i colpi di scena che si susseguono di capitolo in capitolo. All’inizio la storia è un po’ lenta, ma non appena ci si abitua allo stile schietto e senza filtri si entra a far parte della vita di Red e non si riesce a smettere di leggere fino a quando non si giunge alla verità.Devo ammettere di aver capito sin dal primo istante il grande colpo di scena, ma sono rimasta sorpresa nello scoprire come siamo arrivati a quel punto. Tantissime domande si sono accavallate nella mia mente nel corso della lettura facendomi dubitare di chiunque e ricredere più volte riguardo alla mia ipotesi principale. Questa storia è riuscita a cogliermi di sorpresa e amo quando avviene. Ho apprezzato tantissimo vedere per gradi le risposte alle mie domande e la conclusione delle trame messe in moto nel corso del racconto. Nell’ultima parte infatti un capitolo alla volta si giunge ad una fine e allo stesso tempo si lascia più spazio ad altri elementi che hanno bisogno di essere ancora affrontati e analizzati.Tra colpi di scena e colpi al cuore Mirror, Mirror racconta la storia di legami e identità, affetto e perdita sullo sfondo di una Londra magica e piana di misteri.Buona lettura!• Caty •4,5 stars!I enjoyed this book a lot. It was so unexpected! I always try to avoid spoilers so I didn't know almost anything about the plot when I started reading it. The story is set in London and follows the members of a band called Mirror, Mirror that are facing the disappearance of their teenage best friend and bassist Naomi.Red is our protagonist, she is gay, redhead and amazing. The strenght she shows in every situation made me like her so much! She and her friends are confused like every other teenager, but they have to deal with problems bigger than everything you can imagine. I liked the mistery and drama, the high school and band life.It took me a while to get into the narration and the writing style, but once I got used to them I didn't want to stop. There are flashbacks, chat, song lyrics that made the story more real and interesting.I predicted the big plot right from the start but it surprised me how we got there. I had so many questions and it took me out of guard many times, I love when something like this happens.There are many trigger warnings (drugs, rape, alcohol abuse...) so I think you should be prepared before reading.
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  • Jo
    January 1, 1970
    First of all I'll start by saying that I read this book based on the blurb and cover. It looked interesting, the story of a teenage girl who goes missing and who is later found almost dead in a river. I wanted to know why she had gone missing and what had happened to her. I had no idea that the book was written by a celebrity, although I now do so. Sadly this book didn't quite work for me, and I have rather mixed emotions about it, and I'll try to explain why. I'll keep my review short.As alread First of all I'll start by saying that I read this book based on the blurb and cover. It looked interesting, the story of a teenage girl who goes missing and who is later found almost dead in a river. I wanted to know why she had gone missing and what had happened to her. I had no idea that the book was written by a celebrity, although I now do so. Sadly this book didn't quite work for me, and I have rather mixed emotions about it, and I'll try to explain why. I'll keep my review short.As already mentioned the plot really piqued my interest. I wanted to find out more about Naomi and who had left her for dead, but I have to say that I guessed within the first couple of chapters what had happened to her. This in itself is not a bad thing, I have guessed in previous novels about what has happened to a central character, but the storytelling and characters have gripped me, and I wanted to understand more about what had happened. Sadly, this didn't happen with Mirror Mirror. None of the other characters grabbed my interest. I found them all pretty shallow, and because I didn't like thauthenticallyve in then, the story was somewhat lacking. It's not a bad story, it just wasn't the right one for me. The only character who I found interesting was Ash, Naomi's older sister, the hacker. But sadly she was only really in the final parts of the book. I would have liked to have leaned more about her, What I will say is that the novel tackles head on serious issues of sexual assault, gender identity and generally how vulnerable teenagers are in this modern world that we live. This was dealt with sensitively and authentically, and will I feel resonate with many teenagers who read this novel, and hopefully will be able to help those who ate struggling with their sexuality and issues surrounding bullying.This book didn't work for me, but I know that lots of people will love it.With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an Advanced Reader Copy.
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  • ❝Caisee❞
    January 1, 1970
    I adore Cara Delevingne, can't wait to read this baby.
  • Janay Brazier
    January 1, 1970
    This was an alright book for me but I feel as if I wasn't really in the mood for it when I picked it up, but I wanted to read it before the release date. The idea of the story and how the characters connect was interesting but the overall writing and execution of the story didn't wow me. If you liked We Were Liars or One of Us is Lying then you might like this, although it's not as good as either of them. Also, the name of the book made me think fantasy, which annoyed me a little bit, but that's This was an alright book for me but I feel as if I wasn't really in the mood for it when I picked it up, but I wanted to read it before the release date. The idea of the story and how the characters connect was interesting but the overall writing and execution of the story didn't wow me. If you liked We Were Liars or One of Us is Lying then you might like this, although it's not as good as either of them. Also, the name of the book made me think fantasy, which annoyed me a little bit, but that's not really important. Overall, it as a good book but I wouldn't say more than that.
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  • Le cercatrici di libri
    January 1, 1970
    Recensione:Quando nella mail mi è arrivata posta promozionale dalla D&A planet l'ho aperta aspettandomi normale pubblicità invece era l'anteprima di Mirror Mirror (Specchio Specchio ), appena ho iniziato a leggere la sinossi, complice la cover molto intrigante e accattivante, ho iniziato ad aspettare con spasmodica attesa la sua uscita per acquistarlo, ed è stata una gioia immensa per me quindi poterlo recensire in anteprima per cui ringrazio di cuore la D&A.Questo libro narrato da Red i Recensione:Quando nella mail mi è arrivata posta promozionale dalla D&A planet l'ho aperta aspettandomi normale pubblicità invece era l'anteprima di Mirror Mirror (Specchio Specchio ), appena ho iniziato a leggere la sinossi, complice la cover molto intrigante e accattivante, ho iniziato ad aspettare con spasmodica attesa la sua uscita per acquistarlo, ed è stata una gioia immensa per me quindi poterlo recensire in anteprima per cui ringrazio di cuore la D&A.Questo libro narrato da Red in prima persona ci racconta la storia di quattro ragazzi, i Mirror mirror, appartenente a ceti sociali diversi e con alle spalle una costellazione infinita e unica di problemi. Cosa li accomuna vi chiederete? La musica e la voragine spessa e lugubre della solitudine che come un manto li avvolge nelle sue spire creando un mondo di tenebre. Sarà poi la musica con il suo potere catartico a spazzare la mano della solitudine, irradiando la luce confortevole di un'amicizia ma soprattutto della fiducia.Red, Rose, Leo e Naomi sono quattro adolescenti di sedici anni che grazie a un progetto scolastico si ritrovano insieme e scoprono il loro talento musicale, scoprono qualcosa che finalmente li rende unici, magici, speciali, ma la musica come dicevo è soltanto un trampolino di lancio verso un legame più grande che si innesca. Nonostante siano così differenti uno dall'altro, di classi sociali diverse e con problemi diversi e improbabili vengono legati uno all'altro dal loro amore per la musica. Questo mi ha fatto pensare a quanto sia vero che la musica nella sua forma eterea e incorporea sappia abbattere qualsiasi frontiera e trovare i nodi per intessere dal nulla un legame.Red ciuffo rosso e numerosi piercing alla batteria, Leo bello e dannato a un passo dalla delinquenza alla chitarra, Naomi silenziosa e con tendenze cosplayer al basso e Rose bellissima apparentemente perfetta, voce roca e vocalist... da un progetto scolastico forzato a una band molto seguita in un lampo, fino a diventare l'uno per l'altro una una vera e propria famiglia anche se non di sangue. Uno per l'altro legati e quasi simbiotici finché Naomi sparisce e porta le prime crepe nel loro specchio, lei che era il loro collante.E' qui che presente e ricordi del passato si intrecciano in un sapiente gioco di immagini che ci restituiscono l'idea di questa ragazzina che al momento è solo un nome tra le pagine, un nome doloroso, un nome che i ragazzi davvero non riescono a dimenticare... e sì, tutto il mondo pensa che sia scappata perché lei non è altro che l'ennesima adolescente difficile, disadattata e vittima di bullismo, una che è già scappata in passato per poter tornare di nuovo a respirare. Il mondo degli adulti è un fronte unico che non riesce a vedere oltre le superficiali apparenze, non riesce a cogliere quanto in realtà Naomi non fosse più la stessa adolescente di un tempo perché ora, insieme ai Mirror Mirror, aveva acquisito una sua voce e una sua forza.Gli altri ragazzi rimasti sono gli unici a non crederci e quando poi viene trovata in fin di vita riversa nelle acque ghiacciate del Tamigi quelle crepe di dubbi si allargano fino a rompere il loro specchio.Cosa è successo a Nai? Davvero voleva suicidarsi? Queste sono le domande che rimbalzano nelle loro teste.È un libro che mi ha catturato e contemporaneamente mi ha fatto venire i brividi e fatto ricordare quel momento così delicato e difficile che è l'adolescenza quando il tuo corpo è grande, quando tu ti senti grande e il mondo per quanto immenso ti sembra opprimente; quando le tempeste ormonali ti fanno vedere i problemi ancora più giganti di quello che sono; quando essere e apparire hanno una differenza quasi esistenziale... quando ti senti solo e incompreso di fronte al male del mondo perché chi dovrebbe amarti ti considera solo un ragazzino che non può capire; e quando come in questo caso i problemi sono davvero grossi, pesano sulle spalle di questi sedicenni e trattano tematiche molto pesanti quali l'alcolismo, la non accettazione di sé, il bullismo, la solitudine che diventa quasi depressione, la delinquenza dei sobborghi, il non amarsi e quasi disprezzarsi, l'inesistenza delle figure genitoriali che portano questi ragazzi allo sbando a comportamenti assolutamente non idonei alla loro età quali consumo di alcol, droghe, promiscuità e la possibilità di andare e venire senza controllo. Tutto questo è mirror mirror, uno spaccato di questa adolescenza difficile che una volta diventati adulti sembra quasi un ricordo da rimpiangere e un momento a cui tornare, ma quando se soltanto un adolescente è una giungla in cui devi sperare di uscirne vivo.Avevo capito da molto tempo che i miei genitori non mi avrebbero salvato, recuperato o aiutato. Sono entrambi così impegnati ad autodistruggersi che io e mia sorella minore Gracie siamo solo un danno collaterale.È un libro che che con una lucidità unica racconta di un mondo che spesso non si vuole vedere e volutamente si ignora un ragazzino che "si cala pastiglie" un altro che con una droga pseudosintetica perde la testa e la sua umanità, il loro comune denominatore è la sofferenza interiore e la solitudine. Eppure, nonostante Mirror sia tutto questo è anche di più, e mostra con agghiacciante cura il mondo bestiale e depravato che si nasconde nella rete, gli adescamenti a cui anime fragili e insicure possono cadere ogni giorno quando meno ce lo aspettiamo. Sono mostri tentacolari che azzannano al buio, fanno leva sulle paure, sulla solitudine e possono arrivare ovunque.Se cercate un romanzo leggero e una storia d'amore questo non è il romanzo adatto a voi, è un romanzo che racconta in una maniera lucida e coinvolgente il disagio di queste età, un disagio che è soprattutto lo specchio dei grossi problemi familiari che questi giovani allo spalle, è un romanzo che ci parla della realtà della cronaca nera, ci parla di una Londra che potrebbe comunque essere lo specchio di qualsiasi altra città del mondo perché gli adolescenti hanno comunque una sola anima e un solo cuore.La vena thriller del romanzo è quella parte che sicuramente mi ha trascinato di più all'interno della storia di questa grande amicizia messa alla prova. Ho capito quasi subito l'intrico della faccenda e il colpevole nonostante la grande maestria delle due autrici. Probabilmente è stato un colpo di fortuna, un'istantanea presa di coscienza che mi ha trascinato per le pagine chiedendomi se effettivamente avevo ragione o avevo fatto un buco nell'acqua.Cosa è veramente successo a Nai, lo scopriremo attraverso gli occhi e i pensieri di Red, attraverso una trama che lentamente si svolge con colpi di scena, che vi emozionerà facendo permeare sulla pelle tutto il loro disagio e non permettendovi di mollare il romanzo.I miei complimenti vanno alle autrici per aver scritto un libro che cattura, fa riflettere e trattiene incollati e con il fiato sospeso in cui non si nota assolutamente il fatto che siano in due a scrivere.Credo che dalle mie parole abbiate intuito quanto mi abbia conquistato, che i ragazzi mi hanno catturata in particolare, nonostante vi appaia poco, il ragazzo dal nome impronunciabile che sostituirà temporaneamente Naomi. Il personaggio più incredibile di tutti, ovviamente dopo Red, e la sorella di Nai, una ragazza di diciotto anni che mai per un momento ha gettato la spugna, che non ha mai fatto vacillare il suo amore e la sua fiducia verso la sorellina.Dall'altro lato c'è Red, la voce narrante del romanzo, sarà con i suoi occhi che impareremo a conoscerlo, a comprenderlo, a leggere tra le righe di queste amicizie, scandaglieremo il suo dolore, il suo senso di solitudine. E sarà proprio la sua voce narrante mentre cerca di dipanare i suoi drammi casalinghi ad avermi fatto versare tante lacrime.Questo è uno di quei libri che non si può raccontare, si può solo leggere per vivere sulla pelle le infinite sfumature di questo disagio giovanili mostrate con gli occhi di un adolescente che può solo fare aprire gli occhi a chi, come noi che lo abbiamo letto, siamo ormai adulti e lontani dal loro mondo. Fatevi condurre da Red e da queste meravigliose autrici a Londra con i Mirror mirror. Specchiarsi nella realtà giovanile di LondraFra e FabyLCDL
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  • Caroline Fosse
    January 1, 1970
    This is the sort of book that makes me wonder why things like this ever get published in the first place. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not incredibly terrible, but it’s clearly inspired by her work with John Green and the movie adaptation of Paper Towns. A couple of close knit teenagers living their life, drinking, running around, getting tattoos, dark secrets, eating disorders, troubled youth, parents who doesn’t care about their children, unnecessary swearing, betrayals, playing in a famous band, This is the sort of book that makes me wonder why things like this ever get published in the first place. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not incredibly terrible, but it’s clearly inspired by her work with John Green and the movie adaptation of Paper Towns. A couple of close knit teenagers living their life, drinking, running around, getting tattoos, dark secrets, eating disorders, troubled youth, parents who doesn’t care about their children, unnecessary swearing, betrayals, playing in a famous band, identity crises, metaphors about glass shattering and broken hearts etc. Mirror, mirror follows a group of teenagers, Red, Rose and Leo, trying to figure out what to do when their friend Naomi suddenly disappears without a trace. When the police finds her body with no evidence of what happened, the police slowly start to give up. Red, Rose and Leo then tries to put the pieces together, and «goes on an adventure» for the truth about who really killed their best friend.First of all, did the person writing the blurb actually read the book all the way to the end? After reading the book for myself, I am genuinely confused as to what this person was thinking while writing it. I guess it’s just another example of false advertising, where the publishers tries to get attention from not only ya-readers, but other readers as well.I didn’t expect much, I think Cara Delevingne is okay, but I didn’t like her story or her writing. The whole plot is extremely overused, and it felt like it was the cheap version of Paper Towns by John Green. A girl goes missing, her friends try to find her, they’re left with no explanation and it’s their job to figure out what went wrong and why she ended up missing. Also, let’s talk about the fact that her name is bigger than the title of the book. To me, it seems like she is relying on the name recognition, rather than the content of the book. Personally I think the title should be bigger, and her name should be smaller. I see fans rating this five stars before even reading it, because they «already know it’s gonna be perfect», but does it deserve a high star rating? Let’s begin talking about the book’s content. A couple of pages in, the main character starts talking about their band and how Naomi wrote song lyrics and played the bass. Then, she says:«Naomi is the best bassist I’ve ever played with, which is weird because she’s a girl, and girls aren’t normally good at that shit. That’s not sexist, it’s just a fact. It takes a sort of single minded determination to be invisible to really play the bass, and girls, well normal girls like to be looked at.»Well, saying it’s not sexist doesn’t make it any less sexist. That’s kind of like saying «Not to be racist or anything, but..» and «Not to be rude, but..», then you say something rude and racist. You might read this and think I’m taking it way too seriously, but it’s problematic and it is sexist even though you start off by saying it’s not. Some probably think things like this are funny, but I don’t. Also, I find the thought of a school band with a fan page and thousands of tumblr followers very unlikely, but maybe that's just me. Today, saying words like fuck or shit is normal. It’s not surprising, but using swearwords in every single sentence is a little too much, even for me. I don’t really see the point, beginning every sentence with «shit», and closing it with «fuck». I don’t have a problem with swearing in real life, but I don’t really think it’s that necessary to fill your book with bad words. It’s like when you have to write 1000 words for a school paper, and you start writing unnecessary words to fill the pages and reach that word count. In this case, it’s just swearwords. Sometimes, the dialogue was literally just: «fuck»«shit»«fuck off, mate" The characters in this book could be much better, but they were «beautifully broken», and I hate that. Sorry, but I do. I don’t think self harming, starving or overeating, putting yourself in danger etc. should be romanticized. It’s not beautiful, it’s not something poetic. It’s painful and it hurts. I just think the writing was bad and the story was poorly executed. Imagine a YA book where the main character has a positive relationship with their parents, just imagine. This book had it all, parents who didn’t care about their children what so ever, alcoholic parents, family members who's in and out of prison etc.This was a combination of Paper Towns and Skins, making it this unbearable book about teenagers looking for alcohol and weed, sex, and randomly screaming into the air and getting into trouble with the police. I don’t know why, but I went through half of the book before realizing that Red was a female. I don’t know if I just missed the description and the basic information, or if the description and characters weren't mentioned in the first place, but I was genuinely surprised. I know girls shave their heads and express themselves in different ways, but I didn't realize that Red was a lesbian girl falling in love with another girl. That being said, I always appreciate a book with a gay female lead. (view spoiler)[To me, this book was a mess from beginning to the end. Accusing someone of rape is extremely serious, and people treated it like it wasn’t a big deal at all. Their teacher literally asked them to calm down, and for Rose to «stop messing about». I get that their teacher knew them, but if someone tells you someone raped them, you don’t take it as a joke. If someone accused me of rape because I kissed them, I would be furious. I would talk to someone straight away, tell them what happened and try to talk some sense into the person spreading rumors. I wouldn’t just forget about it, especially if that person went to the police or tried to sue me, and made up some kind of story that could get me in serious trouble. Rape is serious, and when people make it up for attention or revenge, it makes others doubt the people who actually experienced rape. I understand that she was manipulated, I one hundred percent understand. BUT accusing someone of rape is taking it way too far, and people brushed it off like it was nothing. It didn’t make sense to me, the book was a mess. (hide spoiler)]The plot twist didn't surprise me, and I know for a lot of people, it will. It's probably the only thing I liked about the book, because even though I suspected it, I know it'll be surprising for others. Please note that I'm not in any way trying to make you hate this book, or convince you to never read this. I want you to form an opinion yourself, and to read the book if you want to. In the end, my opinion shouldn't matter if you really liked the book, because you're entitled to your own opinion. I respect your opinion, therefore I would appreciate it if you respected mine.
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  • Sonia Donelli
    January 1, 1970
    http://www.esmeraldaviaggielibri.it/r...Recensione della Queen – Con “Mirror Mirror” fa il suo ingresso nella narrativa italiana, la modella e attrice Cara Delevigne scrivendo un romanzo a quattro mani con Rowan Coleman.I protagonisti di questo libro sono quattro ragazzi nel pieno dell’adolescenza, che affrontano le difficoltà della vita, e hanno in comune la passione per la musica. Insieme sono come una grande famiglia e la loro band ha il nome di Mirror Mirror. Dalla parola “specchio”, prende http://www.esmeraldaviaggielibri.it/r...Recensione della Queen – Con “Mirror Mirror” fa il suo ingresso nella narrativa italiana, la modella e attrice Cara Delevigne scrivendo un romanzo a quattro mani con Rowan Coleman.I protagonisti di questo libro sono quattro ragazzi nel pieno dell’adolescenza, che affrontano le difficoltà della vita, e hanno in comune la passione per la musica. Insieme sono come una grande famiglia e la loro band ha il nome di Mirror Mirror. Dalla parola “specchio”, prende il titolo questo libro, che è una metafora che l’autrice usa per lanciare un messaggio molto importante: abbi il coraggio di guardarti allo specchio e accettarti per ciò che sei realmente.Il libro è scritto principalmente dal pov di Red, una ragazza dai riccioli rossi ribelli che finge di essere un ragazzo nei comportamenti e nel modo di vestire, per passare inosservata al resto del mondo. Red è la migliore amica di Rose, la “bellona” cantante del gruppo, una giovane ragazza dalle forme conturbanti che cerca sempre l’attenzione del genere maschile per colmare dei vuoti emotivi che il suo passato si porta dietro.“Ma la verità è che lei vuole stare sotto i riflettori perché ha paura del buio. Vuole essere guardata perché ha paura di rimanere da sola. Vuole che la gente la ami perché, a volte, si odia disperatamente”.La sua nemesi al maschile è Leo, il chitarrista della band, un ragazzo bellissimo con un futuro già segnato, infatti suo fratello maggiore sta per uscire di prigione e conta su di lui per vendicare il torto subito.«Io devo iniziare a crescere.» Si passa le mani sui capelli cortissimi. «Aaron ha bisogno di me, e a volte ha bisogno che io sia rintracciabile solo da lui”A concludere il quartetto c’è Naomi la dolce bassista del gruppo, che improvvisamente sparisce e viene ritrovata solo qualche settimana dopo in condizioni disperate.“Alcuni pescatori l’hanno trovata incastrata nelle funi con cui sono ormeggiate le barche turistiche del Westminster Bridge. Nel fiume. Era incosciente, respirava a malapena. La corda le ha tenuto la testa fuori dall’acqua… ma è ridotta male. Ha battuto forte la testa e… nessuno al momento sa dire quanto sia grave.»Cosa sarà successo alla dolce ragazzina che adorava travestirsi da manga con lunghe parrucche colorate e trucchi fatiscenti?? Chi è stato a farle questo? Ha forse tentato il suicidio? Questi sono gli interrogativi che si pongono i suoi amici, non riuscendo a comprendere cosa abbia spinto la loro amica a fare un gesto del genere. Questa vicenda segnerà i giovani ragazzi rompendo tutti gli equilibri fino al momento creati. Saranno giorni difficili da affrontare e verranno messi difronte allo loro scelte di vita, pronti a riflettere e mettere in discussione anche il loro punto fermo da sempre: la musica. Ci sarà una evoluzione nella loro crescita personale e dovranno attraversare troppo in fretta il passaggio dall’adolescenza alla fase adulta.Il romanzo ha un ritmo molto lento nella prima parte del libro, ho faticato molto a comprendere chi fossero i protagonisti tanto era confusionario lo scenario, ma da metà in poi della storia, il ritmo si fa serrato fino al colpo di scena finale con dei risvolti inaspettati. I temi che affronta questo libro, seppur in modo assai crudo e a mio avviso fuori luogo per il pubblico a cui è rivolto, sono l’amicizia, il tradimento e l’identità sessuale dei protagonisti. Si descrivono ragazzi sedicenni che come hobby giornaliero bevono superalcolici e si sballano con droghe leggere e non. Quella che descrive l’autrice, facendola passare per quotidianità, è una realtà che voglio sperare non ci appartiene. Cara stessa ha dichiarato di aver sofferto in passato di depressione e di aver pensato di togliersi la vita, ma questo romanzo, ha dei toni troppo esagerati e provocatori che non mi hanno convinta del tutto, e mi dispiace perché la storia affronta un tema molto forte, e poteva essere scritto in maniera più leggera senza far passare per normale fare uso di droghe e alcol nella vita di tutti i giorni. Magari per l’autrice che è abituata ad essere sotto i riflettori come top model e vive nel mondo patinato si, ma per i giovani di oggi questa non è la regola. Una cosa positiva del libro è il messaggio subliminale che un po’ è il fulcro di tutta la storia ed è:“abbi il coraggio di essere te stesso. Diverso, speciale, unico.”Questa frase racchiude l’essenza del romanzo. Bisogna sempre guardarsi allo specchio e affrontare la realtà che vediamo riflessa, perché è ciò che siamo, e bisogna sempre esserne fieri, con tutti i pregi e difetti, la normalità ha il significato che ognuno decide di affidargli. Siate sempre voi stessi ragazzi, l’unico giudizio che veramente conta è il vostro!
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  • LuCioLe
    January 1, 1970
    Je tiens tout d’abord à remercier NetGalley et Hachette Romans pour l’envoi de ce livre. Je dois dire que j’étais très curieuse de lire le premier roman de Cara Delevingne (Valérian, Suicide Squad, La face cachée de Margo) une actrice que j’adore. C’est un pari très réussi sur ce premier roman ! En effet, c’est un roman fort, plein de messages et qui ne laissera aucun lecteur indifférent et permettra j’espère à ouvrir les yeux à certain(e)s sur les dangers des réseaux sociaux ou des fléaux qui p Je tiens tout d’abord à remercier NetGalley et Hachette Romans pour l’envoi de ce livre. Je dois dire que j’étais très curieuse de lire le premier roman de Cara Delevingne (Valérian, Suicide Squad, La face cachée de Margo) une actrice que j’adore. C’est un pari très réussi sur ce premier roman ! En effet, c’est un roman fort, plein de messages et qui ne laissera aucun lecteur indifférent et permettra j’espère à ouvrir les yeux à certain(e)s sur les dangers des réseaux sociaux ou des fléaux qui peuvent toucher l’adolescence mais également sur l’importance de parler avec ses proches et de ne pas s’enfermer dans une boucle infernale sous peine de se perdre et d’atteindre des conséquences qu’on ne souhaitait pas voir arriver.Mirror, Mirror, c’est le nom d’un groupe, un groupe de potes, un groupe de musique, une bande d’amis qui voit une de leur amie disparaître. C’est d’abord l’incompréhension face à cette disparition, puis finalement elle réapparaît dans un sale état et c’est encore plus de questions que tout le monde se pose. Que s’est il passé ? Qu’est il arrivé à Naomi ? Chacun doit encaisser cette nouvelle mais aussi faire face aux difficultés qu’ils ont dans leur vie. Entre Père absent et mère alcoolique, Red doit prendre en charge sa petite sœur de 7 ans mais aussi réussir à trouver un équilibre tout en s’acceptant elle-même, en se faisant accepter des autres et enfin assumer sa sexualité. Léo, lui, est confronté à la violence à cause de son grand frère, pris dans une boucle infernale de la banlieue. Rose essaye d’oublier une grosse erreur du passé en buvant ou jouant avec les garçons.Beaucoup de sujets sont abordés, sans tabou, et surtout la réalité des réseaux sociaux et de leur déviance. On le constate avec le geste de Rose et les conséquences qui arrivent assez vite. Cette prise de conscience est importante et ce roman a la vocation d’ouvrir les yeux. On apprend autour de tous les événements qui arrivent à chaque personne l’horreur qui est arrivée à Naomi. Malheureusement, ce genre de choses existent et le thème est abordé habillement.En résumé, Mirror Mirror est un excellent roman qui se dévore facilement et qui est très prenant grâce à un scénario bien ficelé qui donne envie de dévorer les pages pour connaître le mot de la fin. C’est un roman qui parle d’un sujet grave mais surtout de l’adolescence qui regroupe tout un tas de sujets importants et dont les messages sont passés assez habillement au fur et à mesure de notre lecture. Je ne peux que vous encourager à vous procurer ce roman, vous ne le regretterez pas il est vraiment très bien écrit ! Pour ma part j’ai adoré !
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  • Liz Overberg
    January 1, 1970
    Four wildly different, unhappy English teenagers were thrown together for a school assignment and became best friends. One, Naomi, has been missing for 8 weeks. While the police aren't too bothered by her disappearance (she's been known to run away before), her friends know something is really wrong. When Naomi turns up unconscious and barely alive, our protagonist, Red, refuses to accept the narrative presented by the doctors and the police. While Naomi fights for her life in a medically induce Four wildly different, unhappy English teenagers were thrown together for a school assignment and became best friends. One, Naomi, has been missing for 8 weeks. While the police aren't too bothered by her disappearance (she's been known to run away before), her friends know something is really wrong. When Naomi turns up unconscious and barely alive, our protagonist, Red, refuses to accept the narrative presented by the doctors and the police. While Naomi fights for her life in a medically induced coma, Red launches an investigation into the truth, alongside Naomi's badass hacker sister. This teen mystery "by" Cara Delevingne is unexpectedly good.I've seen several reviews complaining that it reads like a less-good John Green novel, but I disagree. For one thing, there's no road trip!While elements of the plot are familiar from other YA novels (particularly the identity of the big baddie), I would not call it derivative.The main character, Red, is much more fleshed out than the other characters. However, part of that is a result of the first person limited narrative.The writing is fine... functional. One particular twist that was revealed about halfway through the book took a lot of skill on the part of the writer, and I almost want to go back and reread that first half just to appreciate how masterfully a certain piece of information is hidden from the reader for 200 pages.Most of the teen characters have shit home lives, and the book is rife with underage drinking, drug use, strong language, and references to sex. There are also instances of violence, physical and emotional abuse, parental neglect, rape, adultery, and inappropriate sexual relationships. Not for the little'uns.
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  • Justyna
    January 1, 1970
    I was very excited when I saw that Cara Delevingne wrote a book because she’s interesting and daring woman but still so young and recognizable all around the world. And exactly because of that I didn’t expect much of this ‘coming of age novel’ but her famous name on the cover some love triangle, school drama and ‘my parents don’t understand’ me family problems. So I was very surprised with what I got: first of all gay main character and horrible teen tragedy then well plotted mystery that by the I was very excited when I saw that Cara Delevingne wrote a book because she’s interesting and daring woman but still so young and recognizable all around the world. And exactly because of that I didn’t expect much of this ‘coming of age novel’ but her famous name on the cover some love triangle, school drama and ‘my parents don’t understand’ me family problems. So I was very surprised with what I got: first of all gay main character and horrible teen tragedy then well plotted mystery that by the end developed into hard and raw crime. (I need to give credit to the other author Roven Coleman, now I want to read more of her books). The family problems seemed true to life, each character came from a different background so the problems were different levels of difficult. It may seem like too many problems in one story, too many to solve and they weren’t all solved and that made it real and interesting. The tragedy, the crime, the mystery I want to think is unbelievable, too scary and disgusting to be real but I’m afraid it does happen in this world and it happens to way too many girls and unfortunately the stories don’t end well as in this book. But I read books for the happy endings and I love that the book ends with one. It gives hope that if we look close enough maybe we can stop this. In all of their problems the teen characters are looking for themselves and try to be themselves. The book shows that it’s so important to be confident in yourself because from that feeling comes happiness. I believe that but I’m not there yet and books like that give me hope that someday I will.
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  • Charlotte Burns
    January 1, 1970
    Mirror Mirror is the story of four sixteen year old friends and their band, Mirror Mirror, formed as part of a school project. As the novel opens, one of the characters, Naomi, has disappeared. When she is pulled from the river in a coma, the police suspect a suicide attempt, but Rose, Red and Leo don't believe this: Naomi has been happy lately, and this seems out of character.For me, the narrative voice took some getting used it. It initially seemed as though the author was trying to hard to so Mirror Mirror is the story of four sixteen year old friends and their band, Mirror Mirror, formed as part of a school project. As the novel opens, one of the characters, Naomi, has disappeared. When she is pulled from the river in a coma, the police suspect a suicide attempt, but Rose, Red and Leo don't believe this: Naomi has been happy lately, and this seems out of character.For me, the narrative voice took some getting used it. It initially seemed as though the author was trying to hard to sound teenage, and in later parts, the conversation doesn't read like conversation.The emotions in this novel are honest and raw: we feel alongside the characters, and they each have their stories and difficulties which we experience with them. Sometimes, this bordered on being too many issues for me, but the story was intriguing, I was invested in the individual stories (particularly Red's) and the characters were interesting and well developed. I loved the focus on "finding your people and your place" and how, when it came to it, the four friends did whatever they could to help each other in spite of their differences and their own personal problems.Mirror Mirror takes a really dark turn towards the end. I guessed the culprit before they were revealed, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the end of the novel. This was an interesting read, with a great portrayal of teenage friendships and I think anyone who enjoyed stories with complicated relationships will enjoy this.
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  • Tim Joseph
    January 1, 1970
    "She was good, happy. So why now?"Sure to be popular based on the wildly successful Delavigne, this book isn't just an attempt by a branching starlet... It really delivers! Believable characters, a mystery full of twists and turns... Probably one of the best thrillers I have read this year.What I didn't like: Not much. Mirror, Mirror really delivers.What I did like: Let's start with character interplay. Each of the main characters are kids from dysfunctional worlds. The conversations they have, "She was good, happy. So why now?"Sure to be popular based on the wildly successful Delavigne, this book isn't just an attempt by a branching starlet... It really delivers! Believable characters, a mystery full of twists and turns... Probably one of the best thrillers I have read this year.What I didn't like: Not much. Mirror, Mirror really delivers.What I did like: Let's start with character interplay. Each of the main characters are kids from dysfunctional worlds. The conversations they have, the motivation behind decisions... All of it is so true to life, you really feel that Cara Delavigne loves them, and probably has known people just like them. The story is fast paced, ringing you right up to the end of the book racing through the pages. But it isn't just about the action... Mirror, Mirror is really about learning to accept yourself, and those around you - not just judging based on a stereotype.For a first effort, really top notch storytelling!
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  • Mauzi
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed Mirror Mirror - overall it was an okay read, but the last quarter of the book is where it really kicked into gear. I thought Red was an interesting character, but both Leo and Rose could have been fleshed out more - Ash was probably the most interesting of all four leads. I think the most frustrating thing for me was that there wasn't a lot of character development for any of them. I sort of felt that I was being told two different stories - one about Red, and all her issues, and one w I enjoyed Mirror Mirror - overall it was an okay read, but the last quarter of the book is where it really kicked into gear. I thought Red was an interesting character, but both Leo and Rose could have been fleshed out more - Ash was probably the most interesting of all four leads. I think the most frustrating thing for me was that there wasn't a lot of character development for any of them. I sort of felt that I was being told two different stories - one about Red, and all her issues, and one with Naomi and the mystery surrounding her disappearance, and for some reason it just didn't gel together as much as it could have. Still an enjoyable read though.
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  • Jenna Geist
    January 1, 1970
    Overall, I really enjoyed this book it's more of a 3.5 rating but I'm rounding up because I did enjoy the characters and plot line. There were some pieces to it that made it a little predictable and trope to me. I love the beautifully damaged characters to often in teen novels you read about characters who believe themselves to be damaged, but the characters in this novel have seen some shit and for that I love them all. Enjoying all the London slang, setting and general mood of the book. I woul Overall, I really enjoyed this book it's more of a 3.5 rating but I'm rounding up because I did enjoy the characters and plot line. There were some pieces to it that made it a little predictable and trope to me. I love the beautifully damaged characters to often in teen novels you read about characters who believe themselves to be damaged, but the characters in this novel have seen some shit and for that I love them all. Enjoying all the London slang, setting and general mood of the book. I would recommend it for the fact that it is quite different with a lot of hard hitting issues that you don't see in teen books. I rate it lower because I saw the ending coming from miles away and it read a bit choppy and some ideas were not fully developed.
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  • Chrys
    January 1, 1970
    I wasn't really sure what to expect from this, but I had a good feeling when I requested it. I liked the fact that it was set in the UK.I have to say that I was blown away by the whole thing, four main characters with lots of secrets and a doozy of a storyline that just keeps twisting.Truly compelling reading - I think that this will be a massively successful book, I know that I will strongly recommending it in work.
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  • Jasmine
    January 1, 1970
    I loved reading this. It had many twists and turns. Mirror Mirror really shows the importance of friendship and family. It was an emotional read, with a heartwarming ending.
  • Amy Rush Da Silva
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVED Mirror Mirror! I was hooked from the first page by the darkness, mystery and suspense. The twists and turns were outstanding and you are left guessing more than once. If you want a read that will shock you, entertain you and draw you in this is the book for you!Full review at - http://www.amysbookishlife.co.uk/2017...
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