Saturday, 5 May 2018

We Are Young by Cat Clarke

Synopsis (from Goodreads

Pages: 384 
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books 
Released: 3rd of May 2018 

On the same night Evan's mother marries local radio DJ 'Breakfast Tim', Evan's brand-new step-brother Lewis is found unconscious and terribly injured, the only survivor of a  horrific car crash.

A media furore erupts, with the finger of blame pointed firmly at stoner, loner Lewis. Everyone else seems to think the crash was drugs-related, but Evan isn't buying it. With the help of her journalist father, Harry, she decides to find out what really happened that night.

As Evan delves deeper into the lives of the three teenagers who died in the crash, she uncovers some disturbing truths and a secret that threatens to tear her family - and the community - apart for ever... 

What I Have to Say  

This book was great but definitely not one if you're not into dark books. The tagline on the cover sums it up perfectly, the further you read into this book the darker and darker it gets and considering that it starts with a very gory car accident, that's pretty dark. 

At it's heart though, this is a book about family. It's about how family can be pulled together or pulled apart and how important it is for a family to support and trust each other, no matter what. Throughout the book, you see Evan getting closer to her step-brother, Lewis, as hard as that is, as she supports him at the hospital and tries to uncover the truth behind the crash. 

This was a great mystery and showed some really interesting and easy to like characters. It was a really great read but not for the faint of heart. 

My thanks go to Netgalley and Quercus for sending me this copy for review. 

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