Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Bright Young Things by Scarlett Thomas

I don’t have much of an introduction for this review. Suffice to say that it looked like an interesting read. And it definitely was.

An advertisement is posted in a newspaper simply asking for Bright Young Things to apply. Out of all of the applicants, 6 20-something-year-olds are selected and go to the interview. The next thing they know, they are waking up on a remote island with no one else but them. There is a small house stocked with food and supplies but with no means of communication. Now, they must all try to find a way to escape, putting their bright minds together.

I really can’t say more than that about the book without ruining it. To be honest, I still don’t know what to make of it. I have no idea if I liked it or not. It started off quite slowly and I was starting to lose interest. But once I reached the halfway point, things began to get more interesting. It was quite messed up (but in a good way) and the ending was quite unexpected. Like I said, I don’t know if I really enjoyed it or not but it was worth reading. If anyone decides to be brave enough (or bored enough) to give this a go, I would love to hear what you thought about it in the comments!

Happy reading ~

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