Undone by Brooke Taylor
Posted July 26, 2008on:
Kori Kitzler is the “dark angel” of the eighth grade. Serena Moore is just your average eigth grader. When Kori tells Serena that they are more alike than she thinks, Serena is instantly intriuged. What could she and bad-girl Kori possible have in common?
Fast forward to years to their sophmore year and they’re now best friends.They tell each other everything and Serena has turned into Kori’s twin. They look alike and seem to act alike. Serena is working her hardest are becoming a tough, fearless, and outspoken teenager, just like Kori.
But before that can happen, fate yanks Kori away in a tragic accident, leaving Serena with a list of five things she wanted to do. As Serena tries to complete those five things, she learns for the first time how alike they really are but she also learns that there were some secrets Kori had been hiding.
When I first started Undone, I was positive I wouldn’t like it. I figured that after it mentioned lesbian sex, getting high, and being arrested on the first two pages that it was going to be some graphic and sex-filled book about drugs and sex. But it wasn’t. It never even came close to being that. What it was, however, was a novel about friendship, love, and figuring out just who you are. I loved it.
Everything about this was great. The characterization was exactly right, the plot completely believable, and the prose just kept the reader intrigued. I couldn’t wait to find out how deep the relationship between Serena and Kori really was and I was on the edge of my seat every time Kori did something daring. At one point, I was even close to tears. None of those things easily happen while I’m reading which just goes to prove how much I loved this book.
I definitely recommend reading this book when you get the chance. It’ll blow you away. However, if you’re under the age of 14 or are easily offended, you may not want to read this. (Then again, I’m under 14 and it blew me away so just use your own judgement.)