The Broken Girls by Simone St. James has received exceptional reviews, with a 4.5 rating on Goodreads. Falling within the genres of mystery, historical fiction, thriller, and gothic fiction, I had high expectations. I buddy read this one with a colleague, and we had identical feelings throughout the novel. In the end, I think I may be in the minority here, but this book was just 'meh' for me I really wanted to love it, with its gothic undertones, murder investigation, and haunting border school setting, but it felt disappointing. However, don't take my word for it, as many of my favourite Bookstagrammers loved it! In my opinion, the characters were flat, and the story was all over the map. I felt like I was simultaneously reading 4 different books.
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