Thursday, 27 January 2011

Entangled Book Review - Cat Clarke

The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?

Wonderful book. Really thought-provoking and deals with so many issues; cutting, pregnancy, relationships, suicide. Sounds depressing, right? Wrong. Grace's voice is truly fascinating... She is funny and honest and at times I wanted to strangle her for being so naive. But she was realistically contradictory.. she had low self esteem sometimes, and at other times she was selfish and sexy, she just seemed so real.

Okay, so this wasn't a perfect book, but which book is? The whole 'kidnapped' thing seemed a little... pointless? I mean, I get the metaphorical purpose, but I truly don't think the book would have suffered had it not been there. It could have worked just as well with Grace just telling her story. And yeah, there was a lot of sex. And swearing. But I think it all kind of added to the grittiness of it in the end.

I don't know why I haven't given this book 5 stars really, I suppose there was just something missing? I don't know, but it's definitely one that I'd recommend. Just a quick warning, there is LOADS of British slang and references to British culture in this book, so if you're an international reader, be warned. Otherwise, a truly moving and memorable book. I will be looking out for more from Cat Clarke.

* * * * - 4 Stars!


Sunday, 16 January 2011

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