Book Review: Mirror, Mirror by Cara Delevingne

Mirror, Mirror
Author: Cara Delevingne
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Release date: 3rd October 2017
Pages: 356 pages
R.R.P: $24.99
Friend. lover. Victim. Betrayer.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Sixteen-year-old friends Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits; still figuring out who they are and who they want to be. Life isn't perfect, but music brings them together, and they are excited about what the future holds for their band, Mirror, Mirror. That is until Naomi vanishes before being pulled unconscious out of the river.

She's left fighting for her life in a coma. The police claim it was a failed suicide attempt, but her friends aren't convinced. Will Naomi ever wake up? What - or perhaps who - led her to that hospital bed? And how did Red, the self-styled protector of the group, fail to spot the warning signs?

While Rose turns to wild partying and Leo is shrouded by black moods, Red sets out to uncover the truth. It's a journey that will cause Red's world to crack, exposing the group's darkest secrets. Nothing will ever be the same again, because once a mirror is shattered, it can't be fixed.

My review
Thoughts on the book: Mirror Mirror is the debut novel from Cara Delevingne, international supermodel and actress. Through the eyes of Red, we are told the story of a group of kids who are brought together during a project for Music where they make their own band. Funnily enough they don't actually suck and make a go of it. Everything is going great untill fellow band member Naomi goes missing. The friends look everywhere for her and eventually she is found half dead in the river Thames. Now she is fighting for her life and her friends want to know what happened to her, none more so then Red. But it's hard to get answers when you don't really know where to start. As pieces slowly start to reveal themselves, Red makes a startling discovery. Are more of her friends in trouble and looking at facing the same fate as Naomi?

Mirror Mirror was defiantly one of my top 10 books of 2017. It talks about a lot of topics that are very relevant to teenagers and are talked abo in ways that they would be able to identify with. I was constantly thrown by what was happening and even though I kind of had an inkling about a few moments in the book I was constantly pushed in the other direction. When everyone was finally revealed I was so shocked that I just sat there for awhile and thought about it all. I think my highlight of the book was the revelation on page 221. I had an inkling about it but though no I couldn't possibly be right and it actually turned out I was. 

Everyone should go out and get themselves a copy of Mirror Mirror and enjoy the fantastic story that Cara Delevigne has written. I'll leave you with this amazing quote that I just love from the book:

Normal, you see, is whatever you want it to be.

Rating: 5/5