Random Attachment by Gertrude T. Kitty

A coming of age, dark, humorous, romantic thriller. A twenty-first century Cinderella. The protagonist, seventeen year old Mia Dent, is overweight, unhappy, dormant at school and a crutch for her alcoholic mother. Together they live on a dangerous West London estate. On route to school one morning Mia spots Flynn Mason; he is the catalyst to change. In Mia’s imagination she constructs a personality and a back story for Flynn. She fantasises about them together. Following a second sighting she begins to purposely seek him out. In the background The Wolf is abducting young women and whilst Mia watches Flynn the watcher becomes the watched.

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Random Attachment must have some of the most bizarre and creepy plot twists I’ve ever read in YA fiction, I can’t seem to get this story out of my head! It’s a slow burn of a book, which I love, but I raced through the last few chapters, needing to know what happens. All in all, this is such a cleverly written story and I enjoyed it a lot.

Mia is such a likeable character, I found myself rooting for her right from the start and the chemistry between her and Flynn was really cute and funny. For such a dark story, it had me laughing out loud a few times.

Did you ever read Point Horror books as a kid? This actually reminded me of those kind of books, apart from the adult content in Random Attachment. Sometimes I think there’s a fine line between young adult and adult fiction and for me, this book hits that line.

Content warning – This book contains graphic depictions of rape and sexual assault.

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Thank you so much, Gertrude T Kitty for very kindly sending me Random Attachment.

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