Friday, July 15, 2022

Review-We Made It All Up by Margot Harrison


Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 
Published: July 12, 2022
Genre: YA Mystery
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 3 stars

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Celeste is the talk of the town when she moves to Montana from Montreal, but the only friend she makes is Vivvy, the heir to the town’s name and a social pariah. Inspired by a passion-fueled school incident, they begin writing a love-story fan fic between the popular guy and the school stoner, one that gradually reveals Celeste’s past. While their bond makes Celeste feel safe and alive again, Vivvy keeps prodding Celeste to turn fantasy into reality. When they finally try, one drunken night on a dark mountainside, Celeste is the one who ends up kissing golden boy Joss. And Joss ends up dead.

Celeste doesn’t remember the end of that night and can’t be sure she didn’t deliver the killing blow. Could she still be that scared of getting close to a boy? Secrets are hard to keep in a small town, and even Vivvy seems to suspect her. Exploring the winding passages of the cave where Joss died, Celeste learns he had his own dark secrets, as does Vivvy. The town isn’t as innocent as it appears.


We Made It All Up is  a story told in past and present about a night where the town’s golden boy, Joss, turns up dead. The main character, Celeste, is in the thicket of the tragedy but she doesn’t remember one thing from what happened that night. Yea thought they premise of the story was pretty cool. Especially when Celeste and Vivvy had their whole fanfic arc that involved Joss. 

This was a fast and easy mystery read. If you’re looking for something that will keep you entertained until the very end, this one is the perfect summer read. The characters were all interesting and I really wanted to get to the end to see their motivations. Overall, I thought this was fun! I can’t wait to read more from the author. 

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. 


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About the Author:

Margot Harrison was raised in the wilds of New York by lovely, nonviolent parents who somehow never managed to prevent her from staying up late to read scary books. She now works at an alt-weekly newspaper in Vermont, where her favorite part of the job is, of course, reviewing scary books and movies.


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