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Broken Things

Broken Things

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.

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PRAISE FOR LAUREN OLIVER

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

‘This book will take your breath away’She
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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: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781444786873

Reviews

Praise for Broken Things
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Creepier and sweeter than Gone Girl
MTV.com
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
a clever twisty tale
Irish Sunday Independent
Oliver's dark whodunit explores obsession and friendship
Entertainment Weekly
A mesmerising psychological thriller that is also a teasing literary game
The Sunday Times
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
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
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
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
Praise for Lauren Oliver
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The new Hunger Games
Cosmopolitan
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
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 *
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
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
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
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