Broken things / Lauren Oliver.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: An unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of exquisite obsession, spoiled innocence, and impossible friendships. It's been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That, driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn, the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly. The only thing is: they didn't do it. On the anniversary of Summer's death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago--no matter how monstrous.
    • ISBN:
      9780062224132
      0062224131
    • Accession Number:
      2018933333
    • Accession Number:
      on1018077318
      1018077318
    • Accession Number:
      fay.595691
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      OLIVER, L. Broken things. First edition. [s. l.]: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. ISBN 9780062224132. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595691. Acesso em: 19 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Oliver L. Broken Things. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2018. Accessed October 19, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595691
    • APA:
      Oliver, L. (2018). Broken things (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Oliver, Lauren. 2018. Broken Things. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595691.
    • Harvard:
      Oliver, L. (2018) Broken things. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595691 (Accessed: 19 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Oliver, L 2018, Broken things, First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 19 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Oliver, Lauren. Broken Things. First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595691.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Oliver, Lauren. Broken Things. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595691.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Oliver L. Broken things [Internet]. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595691

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 July #1

*Starred Review* Summer is the troubled sun around which Mia and Brynn revolve, and the three friends cocreate an imaginary world called Lovelorn, based on an old book Summer has kept with her through many years of bouncing around in the foster care system. In an effort to appease "the Shadow," a character from the original book, Summer organizes a sacrifice and ends up dead. Brynn sent Mia away on that fateful day but is a prime suspect herself, as is Mia's secret crush, Owen. The case is never solved, so on the fifth anniversary of her death, the three decide to find the real culprit. Oliver masters the slow reveal in this mystery-laden thriller. Readers will know there's something amiss but will get caught up in Brynn's rehab stints and Mia's situational mutism, while golden girl Summer shimmers dead center. Mia and Brynn share narration duties in nuanced chapters that delicately capture their personalities, and excerpts from The Way into Lovelorn (the imaginary book) heighten the tension by acting as teasers and further indicators of characterization. Taut and twisting, Oliver's latest is something special. Try it with fans of the Pretty Little Liars series, April Genevieve Tucholke's Wink Poppy Midnight? (2016), or Karen M. McManus' One of Us Is Lying? (2017). HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Oliver is a regular on best-seller lists, so order up to keep the bloodshed down. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 August #3

When Vermont best friends Brynn, Mia, and Summer were 13, Summer was murdered under strange circumstances linked to the girls' obsession with an old fantasy novel, The Way into Lovelorn. Five years after being publicly accused of, but never charged with, Summer's murder, Brynn and Mia, still known as the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane, are determined to find out what really happened. Oliver (the Delirium Trilogy) tells her story in first-person chapters that alternate between Brynn, in rehab, and Mia, who is trying to dig herself out of her mother's hoarded piles. In chapter interstitials, Oliver weaves excerpts from The Way into Lovelorn as well as the fanfiction the three girls wrote when they were young, designed to offer an additional layer to the mystery. This novel has all the elements of a thriller—an unsolved murder, long-held secrets and lies, grieving best friends—yet it lacks necessary tension, and Brynn and Mia's voices read as overly similar. The novel falls short of producing an urgent story with clearly distinct characters, but it succeeds in creating an eerie setting and atmosphere. Ages 14–up. Agent: Stephen Barbara, InkWell Management. (Oct.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.