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Broken Things

By Lauren Oliver
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The stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver.

It's been five years since Mia and Brynn murdered Summer Marks, their best friend, in the woods

Increasingly obsessed with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn and by their fan-fiction imagining of its sequel, the girls were drawn by an undertow of fantasy into the magical world they'd created. But eventually, their delusions turned sick, and the Shadow, Lovelorn's central evil, began to haunt them.

Or so the story goes. The only thing is: they didn't do it

Brynn and Mia have both found different ways to hide from their notoriety, seeking refuge from a world that hates them-a world that will never feel magical, or safe, ever again.

On the anniversary of Summer's death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as past and present, fiction and reality, begin again to intertwine, Brynn and Mia must confront painful truths they tried for so long to bury-and face the long shadow of memory that has, all this time, been waiting.

In this engrossing, twisty novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver weaves an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of exquisite obsession, spoiled innocence, and impossible friendships.

***

PRAISE FOR LAUREN OLIVER

'A tense psychological thriller with a devastating denouement' Daily Mail on Vanishing Girls

'Hugely moving and gorgeously written . . . an extremely clever and well-written novel that is ultimately uplifting' Heat on Before I Fall

'Creepier and sweeter than GONE GIRL' MTV on Vanishing Girls

'This brilliant thriller has a killer twist' Fabulous on Vanishing Girls

'Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction' The Sunday Times on Delirium

Biographical Notes

Lauren Oliver is the author of YA novels Ringer, Replica, Before I Fall, Panic, Vanishing Girls and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and are New York Times and international bestsellers. She is also the author of two standalone novels for middle-grade readers, The Spindlers and Liesl & Po, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee; the Curiosity House series; and a novel for adults, Rooms. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the co-founder of the boutique literary development company Glasstown Entertainment. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Find more information at www.laurenoliverbooks.com, or connect with Lauren on Twitter (/OliverBooks) and on Facebook (/laurenoliverbooks).

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Praise for Broken Things — :
Lauren Oliver has a gift for witty one-liners and she is skilful with adolescent dialogue . . . she raises interesting questions about the phenomenon of fan fiction — Daily Mail
Oliver's dark whodunit explores obsession and friendship — Entertainment Weekly

Taut and twisting, Oliver's latest is something special. Try it with fans of the Pretty Little
Liars series, April Genevieve Tucholke's Wink Poppy Midnight (2016), or Karen M. McManus' One of Us
is Lying

— Booklist *
This highly readable psychological thriller deftly explores the power that stories have over us, alongside its shrewd insights into the complicated dynamics between teenage girls. — Irish Times
Broken Things is definitely one to look out for this year . . . A fantastically dark mystery with beautifully crafted characters and fluid writing . . . filled with twists and turns... It will keep you wanting more throughout - with an ending you will NOT see coming — The Book Bag
Praise for Lauren Oliver — :
Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its centre. Read it with all the lights on — E. Lockhart, bestselling author of We Were Liars
Creepier and sweeter than Gone Girl — MTV.com
A tense, clever psychological thriller, with a devastating denouement that will make you want to start the book all over again. A perfect showcase for Oliver's exceptional talents — Daily Mail
A mesmerising psychological thriller that is also a teasing literary game — The Sunday Times
The new Hunger Games — Cosmopolitan
Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction . . . [DELIRIUM] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale — The Sunday Times
There are twists in the plot you'd never see coming... there's enough suspense to have you rattling through it in a few days — Heat

Praise for Lauren Oliver:
'The new Hunger Games'

— Cosmopolitan

Praise for Lauren Oliver:
'The new Hunger Games'

— Cosmopolitan
Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction . . . [DELIRIUM] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. — The Sunday Times on DELIRIUM
Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction . . . [DELIRIUM] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. — The Sunday Times on DELIRIUM
Amazing, unputdownable! — Grazia on DELIRIUM
Amazing, unputdownable! — Grazia on DELIRIUM
Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive. — Heat on PANDEMONIUM
Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive. — Heat on PANDEMONIUM
Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence. — The Times on ROOMS
Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence. — The Times on ROOMS
A very sophisticated novel . . . Oliver handles her characters with an impressive lightness of touch and writes evocatively about youth . . . a clever, funny, insightful and utterly addictive novel — Daily Mail on BEFORE I FALL
A very sophisticated novel . . . Oliver handles her characters with an impressive lightness of touch and writes evocatively about youth . . . a clever, funny, insightful and utterly addictive novel — Daily Mail on BEFORE I FALL
'Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its centre. Read it with all the lights on'. — E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars
'Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its centre. Read it with all the lights on'. — E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars
This book grips hard - it's impossible to put down, and there is no lull - the pacing is perfect. — The Book Bag on ROOMS
This book grips hard - it's impossible to put down, and there is no lull - the pacing is perfect. — The Book Bag on ROOMS
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