Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Fix

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 have a hard time when it comes to someone who cheats - whether it is honest to goodness physical cheating or mental or emotional.  I have always believed cheating is cheating and it is bad so it turns me off of books.  Ask my husband - I rant about it all the time.  But that aside, I really liked this book.  It brought together that compounded by her past and what happens when kids grow up and explore who they really are.  I felt Macy was hard to understand but felt it was because she honestly had a hard time understanding herself.  And when she met Sebastian, she started to realize that who she was and what her life was were perhaps not what she always knew them to be.  I would give this one a 4-1/2 star rating as I overall really did like the message it sends and what it dealt with.

(I received this book in advance in exchange for a fair and honest review)

Natasha Sinel grew up in Washington, D.C., received a B.A. in English from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. After five years at Showtime Networks where she was Director of Marketing and Business Development, she left to begin her career writing young adult fiction.
She lives in Northern Westchester, NY with her husband, three young sons and some fresh-water fish. She would like to have a dog and a cat, but she knows her limits, and can’t take care of another living thing. For now.

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