Braided is a debut novel by Robert Spiegel, presenting the story of three young friends – Sam, Brad and Jen – who are trying to find their way in life. Told from multiple perspectives, the book jumps back and forth in time as it unravels the mysteries that bind these characters together. Braided has been praised for its authentic portrayal of teenage angst and exploration of friendship, love and loss.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for young adults and above who wants to read about teenage angst, friendship and love.
- The story is told from multiple perspectives, which makes it more interesting to read.
- The author has a great eye for detail, which brings the characters and setting to life.
- This book will make you feel all of the teenage emotions
- angst, confusion, love and loss
- in a very powerful way.
- The plot is confusing and hard to follow
- Characters are not likable or relatable
- The writing is amateurish
Learn more about the author
Robert Spiegel is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has worked as an editor at several publishing houses, including HarperCollins Children’s Books and Scholastic Corporation. Braided is his first novel.
“Robert Spiegel has written a compelling and beautifully crafted debut novel. Braided is at once funny, heartbreaking and wise, with characters that feel both real enough to touch and deeply complex. This is a story I didn’t want to end – one I will return to often.”
“An outstanding debut novel . . .”
“A beautifully written and captivating story that I could not put down. A must read for all book lovers.”
“A masterpiece! With beautiful writing and an intense story, Braided is a novel I won’t forget.”