Beautiful Broken Girls (Hardcover)

Staff Pick Logo
Beautiful Broken Girls Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Staff Reviews

Savage has absolutely knocked it out of the park with this mystery. The story starts with the death of beautiful, over-protected sisters Mira and Francesca, drowned in the local quarry, and follows Ben as he receives letters that Mira (he dated her briefly) left for him the places that they touched. Ben is convinced that there was more to the sisters’ deaths than a simple accident, and desperately needs the letters to tell him the truth of what happened. The real beauty of this book is the way it sets up expectations–both for Ben and the readers–only to knock them down again and again. Savage has painted a vivid, realistic picture of a town and community: settings so real you’ll feel like you’ve been there; people as conflicted and complicated as any you know; goodness, badness, forgiveness, trauma, and imperfect loves; and terrible mistakes resulting in hurts that were never intended. She manages to put the messiness of humanity and our minds into an intricate story as successfully as Robert Cormier at his best. This novel is impossible to put down and utterly addictive! 

— From Ann's Picks


Remember the places you touched me.

Ben touched seven parts of Mira Cillo: her palm, hair, chest, cheek, lips, throat, and heart. It was the last one that broke her. After Mira's death, she sends Ben on a quest to find notes she left him in the seven places where they touched--notes that explain why she and her sister, Francesca, drowned themselves in the quarry lake. How Ben interprets those notes has everything to do with the way he was touched by a bad coach years ago. But the truth behind the girls' suicides is far more complicated, involving a dangerous infatuation, a deadly miracle, and a crushing lie. BEAUTIFUL BROKEN GIRLS is a stunning release from Kim Savage, the author of the critically acclaimed After the Woods.

About the Author

Kim Savage is the author of the critically acclaimed After the Woods. She was born in Quincy, Massachusetts and received her master's degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. She lives with her husband and three children north of Boston.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780374300593
ISBN-10: 0374300593
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publication Date: February 21st, 2017
Pages: 336
Language: English