6 Apr 2011

Entangled review

Entangled by Cat Clarke
What's it about?
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? 17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with 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. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see? Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here? A story of dangerous secrets, intense friendships and electrifying attraction.

My review:
Wow! I was hooked into this book in the first few pages and was finished less than 24 hours later. I think one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much is because I related so well to the character of Grace, I understood exactly why she did the things she did and how she behaved becasue I've been there myself. She's clearly battling depression, even though she doesn't realise it, she feels lonely but pushes away people closest to her and she can't quite explain why she cuts herself when she's upset. For anyone that doesn't understand 'cutting' either, it's a way of making the pain from inside, that you can't see or do anything about, into a physical pain that can be dealt with. The same as some people drink, smoke or do other things to dull what they're feeling inside.
I thought the writing was wonderful and, later on, really captures the frazzled mind of someone who is depressed and upset and finding it hard to think straight - yet it's still readable.
The story itself is more simple and I guessed pretty easily what was going to happen, but this didn't stop me at all from wanting to get to the end and seeing if I was right.
It was a very emotional book for me and I cried several times, because I've felt how Grace felt, and dealt with it the same way.
And days later the book is still with me.
I urge anyone who hasn't to read it because it really is an excellent insight to what it's like for someone with depression.



  1. Yay, I'm so glad you liked this book! I have it on my TBR list, but I wasn't so eager to read it soon. But lately, I love emotional books that stick with me even after I finished reading them, so I'll give this a shot asap! Great review, thanks!

  2. Wow this sounds intense. Thanks for the review.


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