ARC Review: Some Mistakes Were Made

Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer
Publication Date: 10 May 2022

Some Mistakes Were Made is the story of two teenagers, recent high school graduates with a long and complicated history between them. Ellis comes from the neglectful home of two largely absent parents; her mother only comes home when she needs money, and her father is in and out of jail. Easton has been fortunate enough to be raised in a family of privilege, with loving and attentive parents.

The story begins in the present, and then alternates with flashbacks to various important points in the relationship between Ellis and Easton. It’s difficult to review this book without spoilers, because I don’t want to divulge the incident which causes the rift between the two friends. I do wish that the incident had been revealed a little earlier than it was, because it became a bit difficult to understand and empathize with Ellis’ situation without knowing the particulars.

What I can say is that this book brings all of the angst that you could want, and had me crying real tears at several points along the way. It’s a beautiful portrait of enduring friendships and found family, with a wonderful supporting cast of characters and an ending that is beyond perfect. Definitely give this one a try!

Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Teen for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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