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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Review: The Fix

The Fix The Fix by Natasha Sinel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Fix by Natasha Sinel is a good book about romance and abuse.

Summery from Goodreads:
One conversation is all it takes to break a world wide open.

Seventeen-year-old Macy Lyons has been through something no one should ever have to experience. And she’s dealt with it entirely alone.

On the outside, she’s got it pretty good. Her family’s well-off, she’s dating the cute boy next door, she has plenty of friends, and although she long ago wrote her mother off as a superficial gym rat, she’s thankful to have allies in her loving, laid-back dad and her younger brother.

But a conversation with a boy at a party one night shakes Macy out of the carefully maintained complacency that has defined her life so far. The boy is Sebastian Ruiz, a recovering addict who recognizes that Macy is hardened by dark secrets. And as Macy falls for Sebastian, she realizes that, while revealing her secret could ruin her seemingly perfect family, keeping silent might just destroy her.

The Fix follows two good-hearted teenagers coming to terms with the cards they were dealt. It’s also about the fixes we rely on to cope with our most shameful secrets and the hope and fear that comes with meeting someone who challenges us to come clean.

I received this book in a giveaway, and finally got around to reading it. It took me longer than I should because I have been so busy, but here I am with the review.

The plot of this book was pretty good. It started off with Macy meeting Sebastian. After that, he gets put in a mental hospital because his mom read his journal. Macy start seeing him there while also dating Chris. Will she find her one true love out of these two guys.

I liked Macy's character. She signifies all the teenage girls who aren't really sure where they stand in this world. Sabastian was a good character and he sounded adorable, but I felt like he was a little too much of a "strange" character. What I am trying to say is that he is preachy and kind of makes the story theological. Chris is the ordinary boy Macy is dating but doesn't want to be. Macy's mom is a selfish and mean character, according to Macy.

I thought this book was pretty ordinary, but it also had a little spark. It kind of reminded a Sarah Dessen book. The romance really bloomed, and the characters made the romance more interesting. I also learned a lot through the back story, which was about sexual abuse. Macy had gotten abused by her adopted brother, and she doesn't know what to do about it. This seemed like a pretty fresh perspective on a real avoided topic.

Overall, this was an interesting romance book with some flaws.

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