I was sent a copy of The World Breaks Everyone by Create Space Press. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
What happens when the world does not seem to be the way you thought? What if the very people you referred to as family suddenly became people you didn’t recognize? Then what if it happened to a teenager whose world is totally rocked by their circumstances? In The World Breaks Everyone by Lauren Clark, these circumstances describe Olivia Jacob’s life.
Every day, I wake up certain of only three things: I am responsible for my mother’s death. My father has vanished. Someone wants me dead. I’m on the run. It’s me against the world. I cannot let it break me. When sixteen-year-old Olivia Jacobs and her celebrity chef father are brutally attacked after his French Quarter restaurant opening, the shell-shocked Olivia finds herself on the run on the streets of New Orleans. Who wants her dead? And why?
When Lauren Clark switched genres and began writing in the suspense genre, I looked forward to seeing what the story would be like. I loved Sister Dear, but I did not love the World Breaks Everyone. There is a compelling premise to the story, but the pacing of the story was long and drawn out. The story is told in alternating chapters between Kate and Olivia in alternating chapters. The chapters are short and written well.
I love Lauren Clark as an author but will look forward to her next read.
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