Sunday, 21 August 2011

Entangled by 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? AM I GOING TO DIE? Seventeen-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got there.
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.
Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?
I have to admit that the book was far more depressing than the blurb gave away. It hits on some very pressing and sensative topics - self-harm, depression, sex, suicide and more. As I first started reading it, I thought that the characters were a bit confusing and twisted - especially the narrorator and the main character, Grace, who is a bit like marmite: you either love her or hate her. But, as I read on, the story became clearer and my doubts about the characters and the storyline passed. Once you finish the novel, you are left with a sense of satisfaction and understanding. In this book, Clarke has really captured the speech and thoughts of an average teenage girl, and there are many situations in the book that other teenagers can associate and identify with. The novel will really get you thinking about yourself, the people around you, and the world in general.

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