We Made It All Up by Margot Harrison
Genre: Young Adult Mystery Thriller
Publishing Date: July 12, 2022
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.
Content Warning: Mentions of past Sexual Assault, Talk of Homophobia (no slurs), Stalking, Slut Shaming
About the Author:
Margot Harrison has a lifelong habit of creeping herself out and now attempts to creep others out via her fiction. Her teenage dream was to see as many movies as possible and write about them, which she does as a Tomatometer critic for Vermont media company Seven Days.
She is also a Harvard grad, wrangler of calicos, speaker of French, native of New York City, and lover of horror podcasts and strong black tea.
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Representation: Jessica Sinsheimer, Context Literary Agency
I keep telling myself to not go for stunning book covers and what do I do well on this occasion it was also the synopsis that got my attention.
The Main Character Celeste to me was a bit weak to start with but you soon realise that there are reasons for this. When Celeste moves to the town of Defile thinking that it was a small town where nothing happens. She becomes friends with Vivvy who is the complete opposite or so Celeste thinks.
There is so much I could talk about but since never do spoilers this is not going to happen but what did impress me was the Now and Then timeline which not only gave the date but how long it had been since that event. I liked Margot's writing style and would try some more of her books and so I am giving this very interesting book 4 stars