Mirror Mirror is a book written by Cara Delevingne and bestselling author Rowan Coleman who’s past work include We Are All Made Of Stars (2015) and The Summer Of Impossible Things (2017).
Part mystery, part coming-of-age youth drama, Mirror Mirror touches on serious themes like abuse, suicide, sexuality, addiction and sexual assault.
The story focuses on four friends (16 year old) Red, Leo, Rose and Naomi. While the kids try to navigate through their life, Naomi mysteriously disappears. The group is forced to confront the challenges and secrets of their lives in this edgy and suspenseful coming-of-age tale.
For these sixteen-year-olds, fitting in at school is nearly as difficult as navigating their complicated home lives. Red has an alcoholic mother and a father who’s never around. Leo’s brother is in prison. Rose uses sex and alcohol to numb the pain of a brutal attack. Naomi’s punk rock princess persona gives her the freedom to be her true self.
So what actually happened to Naomi before she was pulled unconscious out of the river? Red is determined to uncover the truth and this journey causes her world to crack, exposing the group’s darkest secrets.
There are many twists and turns throughout the book that will keep the readers on edge. The mystery in the story development is an intriguing one that keeps the page turning and leaves us wanting more.
Riding on the theme of not judging a book by its cover, the complexity of the characters is very well executed.
If your interested in reading a coming of age drama written by a supermodel, then give Mirror Mirror a try.