Book Review: Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma was a difficult read for me.  What drew me to the book was the cover because I had not intentions of reading it. The story didn’t grab me and even while reading it I was confused as a four year old seeing fireworks for the first time.

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Chloe’s older sister Ruby is the girl everyone knows and everyone flocks to. What makes Ruby special is the only person that gets her is Chloe; no man or anyone can hold her down. Chloe is completely obsessed with her sister. However, one summer night when she (Chloe) was 14 Chloe finds the dead body of her classmate and is forced to leave her sister.

Two years later Chloe is back with her sister and as much as she is trying to go with the flow and be normal again, there are secrets that are starting to come to light.

This book was slow and confusing. What kept me pushing through was the thought that everything would come together. It kinda does but not really. It wasn’t much of a twist and turn but the author goes all around with the obsession between sisters and how Ruby is very controlling with everything and everyone. At some point I was hoping that Chloe would fight back or even argue but Chloe has no real substance; each of the characters were lacking and to be honest I was really bored.

This book gets a 4 out of 10. If the author was trying to show a type of obsession between siblings she didn’t do the best job. The best thing about the book was the cover . . . its beautiful.

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