The Fix by Natasha Sinel (ARC)

Title: The Fix
Author: Natasha Sinel
Publication Date: September 1st 2015 by Sky Pony Press
Rating: ★★★
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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.

The Fix was a dark story. It’s very enlightening and interesting. It’s about Macy Lyons, a smart and interesting girl, who felt a deep connection with Sebastian Ruiz.

It was nice to see each character’s story unfold. Each of them having difficulties and trying to face them with each other’s support. The characters were really dynamic and solid. I could feel every emotion from the pages. Also, the book featured diverse characters.

“I think people want to excuse assholes because they can’t accept that someone they love chooses to do bad things. And the truth is, sometimes assholes don’t need an excuse to be assholes. They just are.”

I guess what has drawn me into spending the whole day finishing this book was the fact that it dealt with mental illnesses and sexual abuse. Like I said earlier, it was dark but very enlightening.

This isn’t my first time reading YA novels with such topics but it always makes me feel good reading books like this one especially if the characters turn out to be stronger than ever. It’s really great to see diverse topics in YA novels because I know they need to be explored and make people raise their awareness when it comes to issues like these.


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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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