When one of their friends mysteriously disappears, a group of teens are forced to confront the challenges and secrets of their lives in this edgy and suspenseful coming-of-age tale from international supermodel, actress, and social media darling Cara Delevingne.
Among the students of Thames Comprehensive, Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits—outsiders who have found a safe haven in music and their band, Mirror, Mirror. For these sixteen year olds, fitting in at school is nearly as difficult as navigating their complicated home lives. Red has an alcoholic mother and a father who’s never around. Leo’s brother is in prison. Rose uses sex and alcohol to numb the pain of a brutal attack. Naomi’s punk rock princess persona gives her the freedom to be her true self.
When Naomi mysteriously vanishes and then is found unconscious, her friends are shaken and confused. Could it have been an accident—or did someone deliberately try to hurt Naomi? If she was in trouble, why didn’t she turn to them? How well do they really know their bandmate—and each other? If Naomi wakes up from her coma, will she ever be the same?
To understand what happened to Naomi, Red, Leo, and Rose must ultimately face their own dark secrets and fears, and reconcile the difference between what they feel inside and what they show to the world.
Cara Delevingne reveals another facet of her amazing talent with this powerful novel about identity, sexuality, gender, emotional pain, the complicated world of social media, and the dangerous weight of appearances that are not what they seem.
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About the Author
Cara Delevingne is one of the most celebrated women of her generation. Born in London, Delevingne rose to fame in 2009. She was awarded Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014, and has appeared in shows for houses including Chanel, Burberry, Saint Laurent, and Mulberry. Her acting career began with a role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina, and she has since gone on to star in major films Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and the upcoming Life in a Year. Mirror, Mirror is her first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
DNF at page 91 . In all honesty, this was one of the most MADDENING books I’ve read this year. It tried to portray “real” teenage life and instead gave us page after page filled with swearing, drugs, alcohol and, WORST OF ALL, JOKES ABOUT SHOOTING UP SCHOOLS. “ ‘When he inevitable instigates a school shooting, we’ll be the first to go,’ And that’s when I knew I liked her.” NO. JUST NO. With everything that’s happening in the United States now, and even before this last week, HOW ARE BOOKS ALLOWED TO MAKE SCHOOL SHOOTING JOKES? And, more importantly, WHY WAS THIS WRITTEN IN IN THE FIRST PLACE? People are losing their lives at the hands of their classmates. The place that’s supposed to help them grow is what’s stealing their live away and it’s an absolutely heart-wrenching situation. I have a four year old sister who started school a few months ago, and despite the fact that we live in India, the fact that CHILDREN and getting shot in a place of learning that is supposed to be unquestionably safe, scares the hell out of me. The massacres that happen in schools, they SCARE ME. And for a book to make a joke out of it? I WAS SO DONE WITH IT. Even if you want to brush if off as ‘just one dialogue,’ (WHICH YOU SHOULDN’T) Mirror, Mirror had some subpar writing. It was either trying too hard or trying too little, but the general way in which these ABSOLUTELY TORTURED characters were portrayed was over the top, unrealistic and I honestly cared for none of them. I do not like putting books down before I’ve finished them. It leaves me with this intense feeling of incompleteness and stops me from moving onto my next book, but with Mirror, Mirror the decision came easily. It’s not right to turn the pain and suffering of thousands of children and their loved ones into a DEPRECIATING BONDING joke between two characters. It was distasteful, horrible and single-handedly caused a mental block in my mind from reading any more. I will now put this book away without a second thought and I don’t recommend it reading it. At all.