A story about female friendship and mental health.
Beautiful Broken Things is a story about female friendship during high school and its difficulties. Sara Barnard dedicates an entire story about trauma: we all used to hearing stories about abuse until the victim got free, but what happens after that? How the person is dealing with the trauma after the abuse? How is it going to change his/her life?
What I loved the most about this story is that it has not been told from the POW of the person that is dealing with the trauma but how a stranger who becomes a friend is trying to help someone who just facing the consequences of the trauma.
Beautiful Broken Things tells the story of Caddy and Rosie which are best friends from 10 years, until Suzanne comes up with all her secrets. It’s a story about friendship and mental health.
Sara Barnard’s writing is simple and overwhelming, the book is literally a pageturner and it’s impossible to not fall in love with all the three characters: Rosie who is always been a straight shooter and she will always say what she thinks which is quite the opposite of her best friend Caddy who instead always thinks every single words before said them outloud in order to not hurt the receiver; Suzanne is the character who has been suffered more and she’s quite difficult to understand at first because we are not reading directly from her thoughts but it will come the moment where you are going to completly emphasize with her.