Friday, May 9, 2014

Bonus Book Review: Undone

That's right. A second book review this week. I couldn't decide between these two.

Title: Undone
Author: Cat Clarke
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Similar books: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
                     Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King
Thought provoking , concerning
Summary: Jem has always loved Kai the best of anyone. She can't imagine her life without her best friend. She is devastated, then, when Kai commits suicide after he is outed in a cruel video on the internet. When Kai's sister delivers a series of letters from Kai, where he tries to help Jem move on, Jem vows revenge on those she thinks posted the video.
My opinion: Jem's quest is somewhat reminiscent of The Count of Monte Cristo (good companion read!). She ignores what good sense tells her, that no good will come from her quest. And there are consequences, things she did not expect when she set out to ruin lives. So on the one hand, it has real, good lessons to teach us about bullying and the consequences to our actions. On the other hand, I found certain aspects of the story troubling. The end in particular was somewhat concerning.

Advanced Reader Copy provided by NetGalley

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