Friday, May 2, 2014

Blog Tour: Undone by Cat Clarke

Author: Cat Clarke
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire 
Date of publication: May 2014

Jem Halliday is in love with her gay best friend. Not exactly ideal, but she's learning to live with it. 

Then the unspeakable happens. Kai is outed online ... and he kills himself.

Jem knows nothing she can say or do will bring him back. But she wants to know who was responsible. And she wants to take them down. 

Undone is a pretty heavy and definitely compelling book that deals with teen suicide, bullying and the teen gay community.  It was well written and engaging.  That being said, I can't say that I really liked the story.  It was a bit depressing at times.  I also thought the story was a bit unbelievable.  The letters were just odd and too optimistic.  I had a hard time believing that someone about to commit suicide would take the time to write those letters.  It just felt off to me. 

While I could understand Jam's reasons for wanting revenge and to figure out who betrayed Kai, I didn't agree with the way she went about it.  I also really disliked the way the book ended. I think I just have to chalk the book up to not being a good fit for me.  It has gotten great reviews, so try it out for yourself and see what you think.
About the author:
 Cat was born in Zambia and brought up in Edinburgh and Yorkshire, which has given her an accent that tends to confuse people. 

Cat has written non-fiction books about exciting things like cowboys, sharks and pirates, and now writes YA novels. She lives in Edinburgh with a couple of cats, Jem and Scout, who spend their days plotting to spit up furballs at the most inconvenient times. She likes cheese A LOT, especially baked camembert.

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