Friday, August 14, 2009

Undone Review

Undone by Brooke Taylor
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: July 22, 2008
Source: Library

When Kori Kitlzer, the “dark angel” of the 8th grade, tells Serena Moore that they are more alike than she thinks, Serena is instantly intrigued. As their friendship solidifies and their lives entwine, Serena tries to become more like the fearless, outspoken, and ambitious Kori. Soon Serena doesn’t know where she begins and Kori ends. But when a twist of fate yanks Kori away from Serena, she will need to find a way to complete her best friend’s life left undone.


Undone is just what I expected, and a little more. The cover was dark and spooky looking with the girl’s cold blue eyes and burgundy lipstick standing out against her dark hair and pale skin I knew there was something about this girl that wasn’t what she seemed. Kori was not really a character I could relate to, she was confident, edgy, fearless, and dark. Serena on the other hand, seemed like someone I could talk to. The problem was Serena was completely under Kori’s influence. Smoke a cigarette? Sure. Go skinny dipping? Why not? Sneak out at night and hang out by the dam? Of course! Serena’s life revolved around Kori, but that was part of what made the book good. Their lives really connect when they have to write down five ways they would test fate. This adds a whole new twist in the plot that will completely change their lives in the future…

Fate plays a big role in this book. I never really thought about fate before, so this book made me actually think about what had happened in my life and why it might have happened. Even so, I don’t really believe in fate, but this book did make me consider it. That was one of my favorite parts in the book, especially having to try and figure out what some of the things on Kori’s list mean:

  1. Sing with Bleeder Valve
  2. Get a tattoo.
  3. Work things out with Shay.
  4. Confront D.
  5. Tell Serena.

The auther did a great job of revealing what some of Kori's twists of fate meant. This book was part mystery, suspense, and romance. I really enjoyed reading it, although I think some parts could have been left out. All in all though I really liked it, and thought it was a great first novel. I think the ending was perfect and everything that happened was what should have happened. I hope I can read other things by this author in the future!

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars


  1. I've been wanting to read this book for so long. Glad you enjoyed it so much!

  2. This book sounds really intriguing, but I think I'd get seriously mad with Kori and annoyed with Serena; I don't like it when one friend dominates the other. I think I might give this a go anyhow, it sounds awesome! Great review!

  3. Heartless looks cool, I dunno why but I love when they use barbies on book covers :)

  4. Fate as a plot intrigues me, so undone is interesting for me. Thanks for review.


  5. I've read this book and I loved it!


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