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Broken Things

Broken Things

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.

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PRAISE FOR LAUREN OLIVER

‘A tense psychological thriller with a devastating denouementDaily 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 GIRLMTV 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


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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / General Fiction (children's

On Sale: 18th October 2018

Price: £17.99

ISBN-13: 9781444786866

Reviews

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 </i>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 <i>We Were Liars </i>
Amazing, unputdownable!
Grazia </i>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 </i>on DELIRIUM
Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence.
The Times </i>on ROOMS</i>
Praise for Lauren Oliver: 'The new Hunger Games'
Cosmopolitan
This book grips hard - it's impossible to put down, and there is no lull - the pacing is perfect.
The Book Bag on ROOMS
Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive.
Heat </i>on PANDEMONIUM
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 </i>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 <i>We Were Liars </i>
Amazing, unputdownable!
Grazia </i>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 </i>on DELIRIUM
Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence.
The Times </i>on ROOMS</i>
Praise for Lauren Oliver: 'The new Hunger Games'
Cosmopolitan
This book grips hard - it's impossible to put down, and there is no lull - the pacing is perfect.
The Book Bag on ROOMS
Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive.
Heat </i>on PANDEMONIUM
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
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Praise for Lauren Oliver
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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
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
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
This dark, disturbing tale gets to the heart of a troubled teenage mind and has masses of imagination, creating not only the setting for the story but also the characters' fantasy world
Woman
Lauren Oliver handles the hormonal haywire of troubled teenagers with skill, and doesn't flinch when it comes to delving deep into the darkest of minds
Heat
a clever twisty tale
Irish Sunday Independent
YA powerhouse Lauren Oliver's Broken Things (...) deftly explores the power that stories have over us, alongside its shrewd insights into the complicated dynamics between teenage girls
Irish Times Review