Broken by Elizabeth Pulford
Critically injured in a motorbike accident, Zara Wilson lies in a coma. She is caught between many worlds: the world of her hospital room and anxious family, and that of her memories and a dream-like fantasy where she searches for her brother Jem. Jem proves elusive but Zaras adventures in her subconscious unlock dark secrets of a troubled childhood. Zara must face up to her past in order to accept her future.
Zara Wilson is in a coma after a motorcycle accident in which her brother swerved to miss a toddler and crashed. Zara can hear everyone around her but cannot react in anyway. But she does see Jem and has to find him although he seems to be eluding her. Zara seeks Jem in a comic book like world of Hoodman and Dark Eagle. But Zara also has to deal with a kidnapping when she was seven years old. She never has officially deal with it beyond talking to Jem.
Zara has a broken mind and she has to get everything together if she plans on coming out of her coma. This was an interesting story as we follow Zara trying to find Jem although we know that he is dead. She navigates a standard comic strip that wasn’t really memorable. At the same time you follow along as Zara remembers being kidnapped. The problem is the story is not linear and doesn’t really have a mention of when each part of the story is so I was a bit confused.
This story meandered around and didn’t really catch my attention. Hoodman and Dark Eagle were bland and even the kidnapping didn’t flesh out. I didn’t really see any resolution to the kidnapping and was confused about the kidnapper. In the end I would say that Broken was not a book for me.
I received Broken a long time ago free of charge. This has not influenced by opinion of this book.