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Blurb (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.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
“He’s just a friend.”
“I don’t believe you.”
This was an interesting story about a girl with something bad hiding in her past.
Macy was a bit of a difficult character to really understand, and I found her behaviour a bit unusual. Sleeping around, sleeping with boys who are on a break from their girlfriend, thinking about kissing another boy when you have a boyfriend; these were all things that were all a bit off for me.
The storyline in this was about Macy and the way she fell in love with Sebastian whilst she had a boyfriend. There was a bit of cheating, emotional at first admittedly, but cheating all the same. There was also the question of why Macy behaved the way she did, and what had happened to her as a child to cause her to act that way, but this was put on a bit of a back-burner for 90% of the book, leaving you wondering what the heck happened?!
The ending to this was good, and I was glad that we finally found out what had happened, and why it had affected Macy the way it had.
7 out of 10