Cara Delevingne's book 'Mirror, Mirror' is out, and we have a lot of thoughts

Friday, 13 October 2017, 08:16:56 PM. Could Cara Delevingne's new book 'Mirror, Mirror' be the next 'Paper Towns'? Here's what we thought about the coming-of-age mystery novel.

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Cara Delevingne attends the signing of her debut novel 'Mirror, Mirror' on Oct. 4, 2017 in London. (Photo: Tristan Fewings, Getty Images)

Cara Delevingne is a model, actress, short hair inspiration — and now an author.

The 25-year-old released her debut novel Mirror, Mirror on Oct. 10, but is it as on fleek as her iconic eyebrows? There's potential, but we're not fully convinced.

Here are some key takeaways from the young adult mystery novel.

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

The storyline was interesting (and dark) but predictable.

The novel tells the story of a group of friends from different walks of life who are in a band together. When one of the members goes missing and is later found unconscious and severely injured, the remaining three work together to find the culprit, all while dealing with problems of their own.

13 Reasons Why-esque, the book is filled with highschoolers dealing with some heavy stuff including rape, drugs and depression.

An intriguing concept, though it takes about 150 pages to get to the hook. Several suspects are introduced but cleared too quickly to build suspense, leaving an obvious answer. 

We loved the LGBT character twist.

Readers who have followed Delevingne's real-life relationships may have been able to guess (or hope) that she would include an LGBT character in her story, but the assumption-challenging way she brings one to life will leave readers pleasantly surprised.

The gender of the narrator (Red) isn't referenced until two-thirds of the way through the book, which makes Red's journey to self-acceptance more genuine.

In the Q&A portion of the book, Delevingne reveals that she has struggled with her own sense of identity, explaining that she wanted the book to "show that whoever you are, if you are happy with yourself then you are perfect."

We can see it being optioned as a movie.

Is Mirror, Mirror the next Paper Towns (meets Gone Girl, meets 13 Reasons Why)? Maybe.

The storyline has all the right ingredients for a hit teen flick: high school drama, romance, coming-of-age narratives about identity, a bad guy who gets caught in the end and enough edge to make an inciting trailer. The hip generational lingo, which includes words like "Netflix" and "emojis," makes it a perfect fit for the teen demographic, too.

cara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 2 Happy birthday, Cara Delevingne! The model turned actress turns 25 on Aug. 12, 2017. So to celebrate, we've rounded up 25 of her hottest looks. She looked out-of-this-world in a spacey Atelier Versace strapless dress at the premiere of 'Valerian.' in Mexico City on Aug. 2, 2017.  SASHENKA GUTIERREZ, EPAcara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 3 She looked stunning in a silver Alexandre Vauthier Couture with a daring slit at the Paris premiere of 'Valerian' on July 25, 2017.  Laurent Viteur, WireImagecara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 4 She went for a glammed-up business look by Burberry at the London premiere of 'Valerian' on July 24, 2017 in London.  David M. Benett, Dave Benett/WireImagecara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 5 She donned a metallic, high-necked gown for the Los Angeles 'Valerian' premiere on July 17, 2017.  Jon Kopaloff, FilmMagiccara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 6 She attended the Vogue Foundation Dinner in an asymmetrial little black dress on July 4, 2017 in Paris.  Marc Piasecki, WireImagecara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 7 She rocked a black-and-white ensemble at the Dior exhibition celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the fashion house on July 3, 2017 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT, AFP/Getty Imagescara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 8 She wore a black, high-low Moschino gown to a Cannes Film Festival party in May 2017.  Anthony Harvey, FilmMagiccara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 9 She looked like a high-fashion alien in a silver Chanel suit and silver painted head at the Met Gala on May 1, 2017, in New York.  Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Imagescara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 10 She looked red-hot during a CinemaCon presentation on March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas.  Gabe Ginsberg, Gabe Ginsberg, WireImagecara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 11 She wore a lacy black gown to the Glamour Women Of The Year event on Nov. 14, 2016, in Los Angeles.  Steve Granitz, WireImagecara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 12 She looked witchy in a black Burberry caped mini-dress at the British label's London Fashion Week show in September 2016.  Mike Marsland, Mike Marsland/WireImagecara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 13 She rocked a Alexander McQueen number with Christian Louboutin boots at the European premiere of 'Suicide Squad' on Aug. 3, 2016, in London.  Chris Jackson, Getty Imagescara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 14 Delevingne donned a Anthony Vaccarello dress for the 'Suicide Squad' New York premiere on Aug. 1, 2016.  James Devaney, WireImagecara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 15 She went for a more casual look while attending San Diego Comic-Con in July 2016.  John Sciulli, Getty Images for WIREDcara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 16 She wore an oversized green frock, black belt and thigh-high boots during the 2016 edition of CinemaCon in Las Vegas.  Gabe Ginsberg, WireImagecara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 17 She looked sleek in a black Balmain top and pants at the MTV Movie Awards in Burbank, Calif., on April 9, 2016.  NINA PROMMER, EPAcara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 18 She wore a black-and-white printed shirtdress at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30, 2015 in Los Angeles.  Jordan Strauss, Invision/APcara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 19 She sparkled in a silver Yves Saint Laurent dress while attending the New York premiere of 'Paper Towns' on July 21, 2015.  Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Imagescara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 20 She wore a Dion Lee look at the Australian premiere of 'Paper Towns' on July 5, 2015.  Lisa Maree Williams, Getty Imagescara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 21 She looked cute in a gingham two-piece ensemble while promoting 'Paper Towns' in Madrid on June 15, 2015.  Pablo Cuadra, FilmMagiccara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 22 She was more covered up than usual in a beautiful plum Reem Acra dress at the MTV Movie Awards on April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles.  Michael Buckner, Getty Imagescara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 23 She sported black trousers and a red button-down shirt from Yves Saint Laurent for the BRIT Awards on Feb. 25, 2015, in London.  Ian Gavan, Getty Imagescara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 24 She showed a lot of skin in a Balmain jumpsuit at the Paris launch of 'CR Fashion Book' Issue No.5 on Sept. 30, 2014.  Kristy Sparow, WireImagecara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 25 She donned a sexy, sheer black Burberry Prorsum number for the GQ Men of the Year awards on Sept. 2, 2014, in London.  Samir Hussein, WireImagecara-delevingnes-book-mirror-mirror-is-out-and-we-have-a-lot-of-thoughts photo 26 She shined in a jacquard Chanel dress while attending 'The Search' premiere on May 21, 2014, at France's Cannes Film Festival.  Anthony Harvey, FilmMagic

 

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