Hannah McCauley doesn’t look at herself in the mirror anymore.
After a rebellious past, she now attends a strict private school in a new town, where her recently divorced mother has put her on social lockdown. No driving. No bad grades. No skipping classes. No unapproved friends. No makeup. No boys. And the subject of her best friend from her old school is definitely forbidden.
Hannah is being punished for something that happened a year earlier, something that she would like to put behind her. But strange occurrences frighten her, and she’s accused of breaking rules and doing other terrible things without any recollection of them. No one believes her, so she starts distrusting everything, even her own reflection.
Is she being haunted by her past? Stalked by someone with a grudge? Or is it all in her head? If she doesn’t figure out what’s happening fast, her existence could end up irreparably shattered.
|Publisher:||Tara St. Pierre|
|File size:||361 KB|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Tara St. Pierre has been writing for over two decades, but her muse only sporadically provides inspiration. Her laptop is filled with incomplete manuscripts and other plot outlines, and she feels blessed when one finally pushes its way through to completion--no matter how long it takes! She enjoys classic science fiction movies and television shows. When driving, she sings along with the radio loudly and off key. She prefers tea over coffee, spring over autumn, vanilla ice cream over chocolate, and caramel over hot fudge. Though she lives by herself, one of her two cats enjoys cuddling with her.
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Mirror Me is a coming-of-age psychological thriller written by Tara St. Pierre. Hannah doesn’t like to look in mirrors, and she especially avoids looking into the judgmental gaze of her reflection’s eyes. Her life has been closely monitored and scrutinized by her all-too-perfectly coiffed and attired mother, ever since they moved out of the house she had grown up in and into the townhouse in their new neighborhood. Her mom had somehow transformed herself from being a fun and loving confidante into a suspicious and at times openly hostile jailer. Everything had changed when her dad left them and moved out. Hannah and her best friend, Nikki, who also had to deal with a young and not-too-nice stepmother at home, went sort of wild in response to the stresses at home. They cut classes, teased boys and sneaked out of their houses at night -- until that evening when everything changed. Now, Hannah’s mom had a new sales territory, and she had pulled Hannah out of her high school and into a preparatory academy for her senior year. The transition had been awful. It was hard to make friends, especially when you were essentially grounded on a 24/7 basis. Hannah did have two friends who made life bearable for her. Grace was an overachiever who took Hannah under her wing and helped her keep her academic grades respectable. Zo was a whimsical and warm counterweight to Grace, and the two of them were lifelines for Hannah. But then, strange things that made no sense began to happen. Somehow she ended up plagiarizing Grace’s work and alienating both her and Zo. Hannah even began to wonder if there was a separate person glaring at her in the mirror and if that malevolent being was trying to take over her life. Tara St. Pierre’s coming of age/psychological thriller, Mirror Me, is a taut and moving tale that had me rapt and engaged in Hannah’s situation. I couldn’t help but feel for her as her mother’s controlling issues seemed ready to overwhelm her daughter, and wondered when Hannah would reach a breaking point. St. Pierre’s characters are beautifully portrayed and authentic, especially Hannah, Zo and Cole, the bad-boy who catches Hannah’s eye and begins her process of coming alive again. St. Pierre’s tale addresses the stresses and strains felt by students, especially those at prep schools where academic excellence is made sacrosanct, as well as the issues of guilt, forgiveness and redemption. This powerful and unforgettable story is most highly recommended.
All Hannah wants is to put her past behind her. But that feels almost impossible when it seems to chase her no matter where she goes. Then people start accusing Hannah of doing things she doesn’t ever remember doing. With an already overprotective mom, these happenings put Hannah on more of a lockdown than she was already experiencing. Is it simply memory loss or something more? Something sinister? Opinion: This book sounded very intriguing, so I was quite excited to start reading it. I’m glad I chose to review this book, as it was excellent. The author was able to capture teenagers in a light that was not demeaning nor glorifying – it felt very honest. Even the so-called “bad boy” character was able to be seen in a positive way. The author did an excellent job making even the thought-to-be bad characters understandable. I also liked the main character, Hannah. She was very selfless, but she didn’t neglect herself. She tried to do what was right, and that is always an admirable trait to see in a character. Another thing I enjoyed was that the plot moved quickly and didn’t bore me once. I was worried that it would just be another “teen book,” but that wasn’t the case. The storyline moved along nicely, and I wasn’t confused once. It didn’t feel too rushed, nor did it feel dragged out, but rather just the right length. Overall, Mirror Me did not disappoint at all. It is an excellent read that any paranormal lover is sure to enjoy. Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age 18
We are proud to announce that MIRROR ME by Tara St. Pierre is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
About: Mirror Me is a young adult paranormal written by Tara St. Pierre. It was recently published on 7/24/17 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, paperback, 270 pages. The genres are young adult, mystery, paranormal, fiction, and romance. My Experience: I started reading Mirror Me on 10/26/17 and finished it on 10/30/17. I haven’t read a book that deals with mirrors and reflections before and this book makes it a refreshing read. I like the paranormal activity in this book. Nikki’s mirror side is interesting. The main character is a bit hard to relate to. She’s like a scared little cat in this new place and so afraid of her mom. When her mom can’t pick her up and her friend couldn’t drive her, somehow the bus isn’t one of her choice of transportation. This book is told in the first person point of view, following Hannah McCauley, a senior in high school who has been on house arrest. Her bad girl days from the previous high school has caused her mother to transfer her into a new private school with strict-to-follow rules and no social life. Starting over hasn’t been so hard since her new friends at the new school are nice and law abiding. It’s only tough when Hannah looks at herself in the mirror because her reflections seems to always judging and criticizing her because they both knew of her rebellious past. Therefore, Hannah often avoids her reflection if she could, but when she couldn’t, it seems her reflection has a mind of it’s own and is out to get her. When she started noticing how her phone is not where she left the night before and her mom accused of driving her mom’s car during the night, she thought she may have Dissociative Identity Disorder. However, it becomes worse than that when she found herself being confronted and trapped on the other side. The mystery and suspense is a hard wait. This book is well written. The plot is interesting. I like the supporting characters, especially Lorenzo aka Zo. When he talks, he puts a smile on my face. I like Grace and how she throws in a few Chinese vocabularies when she talks. This book really brings me back to high school and having lunch with my friends in the school cafeteria. I like how Hannah is nervous getting together with Cole for the first time at lunch. I like their flirting. Cole and his dimple is also a plus. This book has a good mystery and I do recommend everyone to read it. Pro: mystery, suspense, friendship, diversity, easy to read, light hearted romance and actions I rate it 4 stars! ***Disclaimer: Many thanks to the author, Tara St. Pierre for the opportunity to read and review your book. Please be assured that my opinions are honest. xoxo, Jasmine at howusefulitis dot wordpress dot com for more reviews