Jem Halliday is in love with her best friend. It doesn't matter that Kai is gay, or that he'll never look at her the way she looks at him. Jem is okay with that. But when Kai is outed online by one of their classmates, he does the unthinkable and commits suicide.
Jem is left to pick up the pieces of her broken life. Before he died, Kai left her twelve letters—one for each...more
Undone is the story of Jem. Jem is in a bad place. She has been in love with her best friend Kai for as long as she can remember even though he was gay. She was able to live with it but when he's outed in a video on the Internet and he can't deal with it and kills himself and suddenly Jem's whole world falls apart. Jem is prac ...more
From there, the book slowly starts slipping away. There are a few reasons for that. The protagonist is truly unlikeable. Whilst having sympathy and empathy fo ...more
It was an amazing book. It made me want to cry, laugh and I truly felt that the emotions had driven me crazy. Jemima Haliday is a fabulous character and she loved Kai to bits.
No matter what gender he was, she still accepted him. That made this book a true masterpiece. When Kai committed suicide it made Jemima never forgive herself for that and felt as if a place in her heart was s ...more
If you want a book that truly messes with your head.... If you want a book that has great characters who are gritty and real.... If you want a book that compels you to read it in one sitting... then this book is for you. I must in good conscience say that the book is full of foul language and sex. And typically I don't read books like that or even like them, but this book pulled me in and wouldn't let go. Cat Clarke clearly has a lot of talent, and I really enjoyed reading a book that d ...more
It didn't take me long to lose count of the amount of times I choked up and shed a tear (or several). This book truly has ruined me. And I couldn't be more grateful.
An amazing, well-written read. ...more
It has taken me a long time to write this review because I have struggled to figure out what I want to say. Put simply I found this book gut wrenching, it was emotional, shocking and heart-breaking.
Undone tackles a whole host of series subjects such as suicide and bullying and does so with great respect. Cat Clarke is an amazing storyteller and a brilliant writer. I truly commend her for takin ...more
this may be able to capture a fraction of what i'm feeling:
why would Cat Clarke waste her amazingly awesome writing skills on this? i have read her other books and loved them and i thought i'd love this too....i was SO wrong=_______= this book,its just wrong!!it makes zero logic. i really really REALLY hope her next book will not ...more
Undone follows Jem Halliday whose gay best friend co ...more
Kai killed himself after someone emailed a pornographic video to the whole school, outing him in the worst way possible. (I felt kind of weird about the fact that th ...more
Books about crazy vicious teenage girls obsessed with popularity and where everyone seems to be backstabbing anyone is NOT my cuppa tea. Books like Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girls, and of course Undone. So this may not be a bad book but is a book I hated.
But by the blurb I had expected this book to be a bit different. I don't know what I was thinking.
In the beginning the whole Letters from Kai with missions had a whole PS I Love You vibe going on ...more
Jem is one of the most horrible characters I’ve read recently. Even before Kai’s death she’s simply unkind to ev ...more
While I could underst ...more
(Here are some trigger warnings. Will mention suicide in this review.)
First Cat Clarke book complete! Safe to say I will be more than happy to read another.
Jem and Kai have been inseparable since they befriended each other over their garden fence when they were just kids. Kai is the most important person in Jem's life, so when an explicit video outing Kai's sexuality gets circulated around their school, Jem is hurt almost as much her best friend. Almost. The video is too much for Kai. Su ...more
I did not expect to like this story. I have little sympathy for suicide as a general rule since the choice is almost always in the moment over the current drama of life. But reading this was for a challenge so I dove in. And found I really liked the story and the writing style!
I really wish Kai did not off himself. He seems like such a great guy based on the letters he sends. He knew Jem well. Although for a guy about to kill ...more
I am so incredibly MAD at this book it's unbelievable and I can't believe I read through all of that in the hopes of closure and have nothing to show for it.
We spent this entire novel going through the motions of Jem attempting to get revenge on the people who sent out an explicit video of her friend which led to his death. Confucius' quote on revenge really goes well with this novel and just... yikes. I am just so unbelieva ...more
Before I get into why this was a hard no book for me, I will say that it was a quick and easy reader and I flew through it in a couple of hours.
What was this book. The plot was honestly so bad imo and didn't make any bit of sense. Kai, Jem's best friend, is filmed with a guy and this video is then sent around the school, which subsequently results in him ki ...more
It took two weeks to get into the story. I kept setting it down, bored out of my mind. Truthfully, the first 300 pages are just something I would call slightly dreadful and predictable.
Then, the pacing picks up, and as you're nearing the climax of that third act, oh my goodness. The twists and face smacks abound ...more
This was my first book by British author Cat Clarke and she has definitely lived up to my expectations as an author. I've heard how good she is at writing stories that deal with hard situations, and well, as you can see, she certainly hasn't disappointed me. Undone is a well written and heart-wrenching story - one that is raw and intense and I’m glad I’ve finally read something by this talented author.
Undone follows the life of Jem - a teenage girl who is in love with her gay best fri ...more
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Cat has written non-fiction books about exciting things like cowboys, sharks and pirates, and now writes YA novels. She lives in Edinburgh with a couple of cats, Jem and Scout, who spend their days plotting to spit up furballs at the most inconvenient times. She likes chees ...more