The Deepest Cut by Natalie Flynn | Book Review

November 02, 2017

The Deepest Cut

by Natalie Flynn

My rating: 5 out of 5

I won this book in a Twitter giveaway, therefore I got a free signed copy from the author. This in no way shapes my review, which is completely unbiased.

I am honestly so, so grateful for the fact that I got this book and had the opportunity to read it. It is so heartwarming and powerful. I had to give it 5 stars. I literally had to. It would be an absolute disservice to the novel if I didn't.
I believe that a good book should tug at your heart or tug at your brain. I can say that this book made me feel, completely and absolutely.

Flynn's writing is moving, emotive, entrancing. I really got into the book and I don't feel that I have felt that way for many books that I have read. Everything about her words is powerful, as if they were cared for hand crafted, thought out.

I am gushing.

In terms of the content, I would compare this book to Nicci Cloke's book (which I also loved) 'Close Your Eyes'. Both books deal with personal problems and problems with friendship groups with relatable teenage characters. I would totally recommend this book to fans of the latter.

So, in plot 'The Deepest Cut' is about a boy called Adam who is locked in a mental institute for trauma related to the recent death of his best friend, Jake. He tried to commit suicide and blames himself for the death of his friend and goes mute. Whilst at the mental health facility, he begins to write down the significant events leading up to the death of his mate. Through this, he takes the reader on a trip down memory lane, through the good and the bad in his friendship, to see where the fault really lies in Jake's death.

The book isn't very long but it is pretty quick to get into. I was reading it on all of my train journeys, my bus journeys, at home, when I should have been revising... It was addictive, basically. Adam is a likeable, kindhearted character and it was easy to feel attached to him. I don't really think that you can hate him, he is that sweetheart kind of guy, if that makes any sense.

For once, I don't think that I truly hated any of the other characters. I am usually pretty picky about characters who I like, but the only ones I disliked were the 'antagonist' type characters, who you are meant to hate.

I really think that this book could do with an adaptation to a play, because there are really important themes that teenagers need to hear. Reading it made me reflect, and some people really need the same.

Once again, this book was amazing and I highly, highly recommend it!

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  1. I've not heard of this book before. I love finding new reads!

    Abby x

    1. Yeah, its not published by a large publishing house so it wasn't widely promoted, however it is an amazing book.

  2. I want to read this! It sounds like a book that I would like :)


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