Synopses & Reviews
When Kori Kitlzer, the “dark angel” of the 8th grade, tells Serena Moore that they are more alike than she thinks, Serena is instantly intrigued. As their friendship solidifies and their lives entwine, Serena tries to become more like the fearless, outspoken, and ambitious Kori. Soon Serena doesnt know where she begins and Kori ends. But when a twist of fate yanks Kori away from Serena, she will need to find a way to complete her best friends life left undone.
Undone is a striking debut novel about friendship, family, and the secrets we keep from the people to whom we are closest.
"In a sometimes overwrought voice, 15-year-old Serena Moore narrates a story that feels all the more familiar for every twist put in by the debut author. Raised in a small upscale Colorado town by a mother who's flatly refused to disclose the identity of her father, Serena falls under the influence of Kori, a girl from the right side of the tracks who's turned into the school wild child. When Kori dies in a car accident, Serena takes it on herself to fulfill the five secret dreams Kori dashed off, at their favorite teacher's suggestion, as ways to 'tempt fate,' and the list holds clues to Serena's mother's clandestine nighttime disappearances and to her paternity. Taylor throws in mysterious strangers, computer gaming, rock music, teen pregnancy, hidden abuse and more these elements overcrowd the plot without deepening the linked mysteries of Serena's father and Kori's own family secrets. The results feel obvious and forced. Ages 14 up. One features a nice girl, the other a bad girl, but they both make music." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
As the friendship between Kori Kitzler and Serena Moore solidifies and their lives entwine, Serena doesn't know where she begins and Kori ends. But when a twist of fate yanks Kori away from Serena, she will need to find a way to complete her best friend's life left undone.
About the Author
Brooke Taylor lives and writes from her country home in Oklahoma where her horses are a constant, but happy, distraction. Her first “real” job was as a Wrangler for a dude ranch. Since then she has worked for ski resorts in Colorado and traveled the high seas while living on cruise ships. Currently she works for a large public school district. Undone is her first novel.