Release Date-28th November 2017
Kindle Edition-205 Pages
Penelope Wryter‘s life has been a mess ever since her sister committed suicide a year ago. Now Pen’s hooked on Fix, an illegal drug that makes her feel, think, and see differently. The hallucinations are intense, but there’s one vision that keeps Pen coming back for more—Nate. He’s the only person who cares about her. Too bad he’s just a side effect of the drug.
Pen knows she’s going nowhere fast. She’s desperate to change. But when she tries to say goodbye to Nate, he professes his love for her making her more confused than ever. Then, when a girl from school goes missing during a bad Fix trip, Pen realizes she may be in a lot more danger than she ever imagined. Unless Pen straightens up and faces reality quick, she might be the next missing girl on the list.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
So Fix Me By Lisa M Cronkhite was the first book I have read by this author.
I really wasn’t sure what to expect of this as wasn’t quite sure what it was about from the book blurb. I found this a trifle vague in style if I’m honest.
So firstly, Fix Me is a YA novel and it follows Penelope Wryter’s life after the suicide of her older sister a year ago.
Ever since this tragic event Pen’s life has been in a tailspin shes split up from her boyfriend and she’s addicted to the illegal drug Fix.
While under the influence of this drug Pen makes what she thinks is an imaginary friend “Nate” and he seems to be the only person who cares what happens to her.
So I can’t really say more than this without giving the plot away, but its safe to say the anticipation is better than the actual conclusion.
The whole time I was reading this I kept waiting for the shoe to drop.
But it never did.
Fix me was very good at building the actual moment, while not delivering on the promise.
And though “Fix Me” wrapped itself up nicely it all felt a bit flat.
I found it rather predictable with very few surprises.
I know this is aimed at a YA audience but the young readers of today are a savvy bunch and as such expect a lot more complexity nowadays in their fiction.
This was an easy read and it is well written, so “Fix Me” has these pluses in its favour.
It was just I felt lacking in its overall originality.
I found this such a shame as the onset held such promise.
So, in conclusion, This was just an alright read for me.
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for providing me with an ARC of “Fix Me” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm