Cara Delevingne is a model, actress, short hair inspiration â and now an author.
The 25-year-old released her debut novel Mirror, Mirror on Oct. 10, but isÂ it as on fleek as her iconic eyebrows? There’s potential, but we’re notÂ fully convinced.
Here are some key takeaways fromÂ the young adult mystery novel.
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
The storyline was interesting (and dark) but predictable.
The novel tells the story of aÂ group of friends from different walks of life who are in a band together. When one of the members goes missing and isÂ later foundÂ unconscious and severelyÂ injured, the remaining three work togetherÂ to find the culprit,Â all while dealing with problems of their own.
13 Reasons Why-esque, the book isÂ filled with highschoolers dealing with some heavy stuff includingÂ rape, drugs andÂ depression.
An intriguing concept, thoughÂ it takes about 150 pages to get to the hook. Several suspects are introduced but cleared too quickly to build suspense, leaving an obvious answer.Â
We loved the LGBT character twist.
Readers who have followed Delevingne’s real-life relationshipsÂ may have been able to guess (or hope) that she would include an LGBT character in her story, but the assumption-challenging way she brings one to lifeÂ will leave readers pleasantly surprised.
The gender of the narrator (Red)Â isn’t referenced until two-thirds of the way through the book, which makes Red’s journey to self-acceptance more genuine.
In the Q&A portion of the book, Delevingne reveals that she has struggled with her ownÂ sense of identity, explaining that she wanted the book to “show that whoever you are, if you are happy with yourself then you are perfect.”
We canÂ see it being optioned asÂ a movie.
Is Mirror, Mirror the next Paper Towns (meets Gone Girl, meets 13 Reasons Why)? Maybe.