Undone

When Kori Kitlzer, the dark angel of the 8th grade, tells Serena Moore that they are alike than she thinks, Serena is instantly intrigued As their friendship solidifies and their lives entwine, Serena tries to become like the fearless, outspoken, and ambitious Kori Soon Serena doesn t know where she begins and Kori ends But when a twist of fate yanks Kori awWhen Kori Kitlzer, the dark angel of the 8th grade, tells Serena Moore that they are alike than she thinks, Serena is instantly intrigued As their friendship solidifies and their lives entwine, Serena tries to become like the fearless, outspoken, and ambitious Kori Soon 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.Undone is a striking debut novel about friendship, family, and the secrets we keep from the people to whom we are closest.
Undone When Kori Kitlzer the dark angel of the th grade tells Serena Moore that they are alike than she thinks Serena is instantly intrigued As their friendship solidifies and their lives entwine Serena

  • Title: Undone
  • Author: Brooke Taylor
  • ISBN: 9780802797636
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Undone”

    1. To say this is a novel about finding yourself is to simultaneously hit the mark and to sell it short, because while that is precisely what it is, when I finished reading it, I felt it accomplished much more than the "finding yourself" bit. Thing is, it’s hard to define Undone, if only because it fits so many categories and themes of self-discovery: mothers and daughters, best friends, first loves, first temptations, missing fathers, so on, so forth. The truth of the matter is, it touches on ma [...]

    2. I have a hard time with young adult novels where a character (often a girl) is depicted as so badass and cool and amazing and of course something bad happens to her. That's actually not a spoiler. I couldn't really see why Kori was so great. I also found all of the twists predictable and didn't like that everything wrapped together neatly in the end. Still, it was an enjoyable read and I'm willing to suspend my disbelief of those sorts of things.The one unforgiveable thing to me is the constant [...]

    3. Kori Kitzler is different - to say the least. She is beautiful, mysterious, the subject of rumors, and has quite a reputation with the guys. One fateful day in eighth grade, average girl Serena Moore walks into the bathroom and runs into Kori. Serena is shocked when Kori tells her they are more alike then she thinks, but instead of turning around and running out of the bathroom Serena stays. This marks the beginning a deep and powerful friendship between the girls. Since that fateful day the gir [...]

    4. When I first picked up this book, the description led me to believe it’d be about Kori. But really, only a small part is about Kori. Undone is Serena’s story; it’s a story of tempting fate, testing the bonds of friendship, discovering one’s identity, overcoming grief, growing up. Undone is Serena’s journey, but it also offers the reader a journey, one that, if you allow it, can reach the deepest part of your heart and possibly change your outlook on life.Serena doesn’t know what made [...]

    5. Initially, I thought this book was a poor rip-off of John Green's Looking for Alaska, but although there were some similarities, this went in a different -- and interesting -- direction. In the end, while I wasn't super enthusiastic about it, I thought it wasn't bad.

    6. i completely loved this book!! it starts out with how kori and serena's friendship starts, which starts with kori saying that "we're more alike than you think". Soon in a class that both kori and serena have, the teacher says that everyone has to write 5 things to tempt fate with. Serena's list is:1.Be on the front page of the Kismet Courier. Heh.2.Sing in front of an audience. Without puking.3.Become BFFs with a cheerleader. Again-without puking.4.Fall for a high school guy. Um yeah, don't thin [...]

    7. I am glad I checked this out of the library instead of buying it! This is one of those books where the characters are all so unlikable that I didn't want to keep reading about them, but the plot was decent enough to make me finish the book. The main character, Serena, finds a list of five things her best friend, Kori, wanted to do, and so she decides to take on the items herself and complete the list, even though they're kind of cryptic and she doesn't know exactly what they all mean. Kori is su [...]

    8. I actually stumbled onto this book by mistake. After art class one Wednesday, I walked to the library to wait for my mom to pick me up. I was already reading like 10 books at once at this time, but I went browsing around anyway. While browsing through a pile of books I found Undone. The copy looked new-ish, as if it was barely opened. Now, I usually don’t like covers with people’s faces on them, but I just LOVED this cover!!! I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but [...]

    9. I was really not impressed with this book. The characters fell flat on many occasions and I couldn't figure out why this girl would want to follow in Kori's footsteps. I didn't like the content of this book, they portrayed teenagers as stereotypical and troublesome, which is annoying because not all teenagers act like that. The story didn't seem to have much point and I got tired of the main character and how she reacted to all the situations. I would not recommend this book.*Taken from my book [...]

    10. this book had me and my sister crying by the end of the book. the characters reminded me a lot of people i know, knew of and always wondered about. the overall message and the symbolism through out the book is what stays with you. i recommend this to all women.

    11. In this book I've learned not to take life for advantage. It was really sad when her friend died and then she found out it was her real sister. Live life the way you want to live it and never use it.

    12. Kind of dull. The cover pulled me in big time, but was just a lackluster read. Parts of the middle and the end were the only real entertaining bits. I am glad to be finished with this book.

    13. Taylor, Brooke Undone, 320 p (app.). Walker (Bloomsbury), August 2008.Serena isn't sure why bad girl Kori befriended her that day in eighth grade, but the two have been inseparable since. She knows that Kori has secrets and issues, and a drinking problem, but Serena has never been one to pry. Now, however, Serena is only left with questions and grabs onto the idea of fulfilling one of Kori's English assignments - a list of 5 ways in which Kori wanted to tempt fate - as a way to connect with her [...]

    14. So, I tend to read reviews AFTER I finish a book because I like to read what other people think of a book and whether or not my opinion is so far offAnd when I read some of the glowing reviews for Undone, I thought "Huh, maybe I should bump up my rating to at least 2 stars cause clearly I missed something" and then I kept thinking about the book and realized that I didn't find anything redeeming about this book. Frankly, I think Undone was pretty terrible.Here's the thing about YA books: for me, [...]

    15. What five ways would you tempt fate if given the chance?I found myself asking this upon the completion of Undone. It's difficult to describe such a book, dark, emotional but above all else I believe that compelling stands to be the best word I can use to describe it. Many people argue that the characters are unbelievable in books such as this, but there was a certain quality to each of Taylor's carefully constructed characters which seemed to give them a life all of their own. I instantly fell i [...]

    16. Serena Moore is, for the most part, your average high school student. A couple of years ago her relationship with her mom deteriorated and she doesn't know why or how to repair it. She loves her best friend Kori Kitzler who is both a good and a bad influence. She's a gamer, finding refuge in the programming she can control. Although she wishes fellow computer geek Josh didn't have a crush on her. And that she could talk to Anthony Beck normally.Brooke Taylor swiftly sets up this high school atmo [...]

    17. This review has been smuggled from Maelstrom to Indonesia to this posting computer. Here you may view it for a bare minimum of your soul:--------Serena and Kori have one of those friendships; one of those, you-are-everything-to-me-sisters-forevah kind of friendships. And to think that it started with a chance encounter in the eighth grade in a school bathroom. Serena is quiet and subtly rebelling against her distant, Stepford-esque mother. Kori is the one with the guts and the voice. Serena is c [...]

    18. Author: Brooke TaylorPages: 320Source: Purchased at Barnes and NobleSeries or Standalone?: StandaloneWhen 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 doesn’t know where she begins and Kori ends. But when a twist of fate yanks Kori away from Serena, sh [...]

    19. Interesting book that I felt very drawn into(and not just because of the name of the author). It is the story of Serena, a 15 year old extremely screwed-up teenage girl, and her best friend Kori, who is both Serena's roll-model and even more screwed-up.Although the girls are fifteen, I would not recommend this book to the younger teenage group. The girls are into all the things that most parents want to protect their kids from (smoking, drugs, alcohol, foul language, and sex - although there is [...]

    20. When you're fifteen and feeling lost, what do you do? In Serena's case, she holds on to her friendship with Kori, who did a complete 180 degree change two years ago. She went from being a blonde cheerleader type to what other kids call a 'dark angel.' Despite their friendship, Kori won't tell Serena what happened to flip the switch, but then Serena has some secrets and unanswered questions of her own. Why does she look like Kori? Who is her father? What's the deal with her mother avoiding meanin [...]

    21. First off, I guess I have to say that I kind of hated this book. While at the same time I LOVED it. You may know from the book jacket (if you read it) that Kori dies. Though it doesn't exactly happen that way. First off, the book starts off with the start of Kori and Serena's friendship, how it started, where, etc. It then quickly continues to where Serena develops a HUGE crush on Anthony Beck. Kori tells her to go for it!! I mean, what best friend wouldn't?? This happens shortly after Serena ge [...]

    22. Originally posted on yareadsWhen I first picked up this book, the description led me to believe it’d be about Kori. But really, only a small part is about Kori. Undone is Serena’s story; it’s a story of tempting fate, testing the bonds of friendship, discovering one’s identity, overcoming grief, growing up. Undone is Serena’s journey, but it also offers the reader a journey, one that, if you allow it, can reach the deepest part of your heart and possibly change your outlook on life.Ser [...]

    23. Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadTooWhat happens when the only person you think understands you is gone? It happened to Serena when she lost her friend Kori. Her friendship with Kori started just a short time ago, but the two have come to almost define each other. Serena not only adopted Kori's look and style, but also gained her protection and support. Both girls struggle with family issues, but life seemed a bit easier when they could escape together. Kori brought out t [...]

    24. Undone is just what I expected, and a little more. The cover was dark and spooky looking with the girl’s cold blue eyes and burgundy lipstick standing out against her dark hair and pale skin I knew there was something about this girl that wasn’t what she seemed. Kori was not really a character I could relate to, she was confident, edgy, fearless, and dark. Serena on the other hand, seemed like someone I could talk to. The problem was Serena was completely under Kori’s influence. Smoke a ci [...]

    25. Undone is a story of friendship and grief. Kori and Serena are best friends. Though when they first met they appeared to come from very different worlds. Now, after several years of close friendship, the girls are inseparable. In fact, the girls are becoming more difficult to tell apart. Serena, our narrator, could never imagine a day could come where she'd be separated from Kori. But Kori's tragic death hits Serena hard. Serena decides one way for her to deal, to cope with her friend's death is [...]

    26. "Undone" is a story about highschool student Serena Moore and her best friend, Kori. Serena and Kori met in the eigthth grade, and have been best friends ever since. However, they have their differences; Serena is shy and a closet gaming fanatic, while Kori is a risk-taker who is afraid of nothing. Depite these differences, Kori has always looked after Serena like an older sister, and Serena learned to depend on Kori for protection and answers; they were always together. After several late-night [...]

    27. This book was a fantastic read, and I'm very glad that I bought this book for a few dollars from Whitcoulls along with a lot of others a year ago. Whitcoulls in Gisborne, New Zealand always had good cheepies from 3 dollars to about 15 dollars, and I looked through them for good sounding books. Hell, they even had books for one dollar, anyway. I really enjoyed this book and I the ending was VERY Unexpected by me. I think that Kori sounded like a really cool person, and I liked that they had the s [...]

    28. Kori and Serena could be twins except for Serena's blue eyes and the fact that her black hair is really dyed. They met on the first day of 8th grade when, after a messy chem class accident, Serena found Kori, dark, edgy, mysterious, and seemingly fearless, in what she had thought was a deserted bathroom and was pulled into Kori's smoky and shadowed world. Ever since the day they became best friends, Kori changed Serena's life, challenging her to push her boundaries and try new things. (view spoi [...]

    29. I bought this book at a used book store for about $5. And I must say, it was one of the best buys I have gotten there. It is such an interesting read and I never really knew what to expect next.Serena is the best fried to Kori, the eccentric, totally out of the ordinary girl who everyone talks about, either good or bad. Whereas Serena is the tag along, her and Kori became friends at a young age and have been inseparable ever since. Not only are Kori and Serena always together, getting into troub [...]

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