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Publication date: April 21st, 2014
My rating: 4 stars
"It can happen in a flash. One minute she’s kissing her boyfriend, the next she’s lost in the woods. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Cox is losing time. It started out small…forgetting a drive home or a conversation with a friend. But her blackouts are getting worse, more difficult to disguise as forgetfulness. When Ellie goes missing for three days, waking up in the apartment of a mysterious guy—a guy who is definitely not her boyfriend, her life starts to spiral out of control.
Perched on the edge of insanity, with horrific memories of her childhood leaking in, Ellie struggles to put together the pieces of what she’s lost—starting with the name haunting her, Gwen. Heartbreakingly beautiful, this poignant story follows one girl’s harrowing journey to finding out who she really is."
Who wouldn't wish to read it after that book summary? As soon as I saw this book on NetGalley I knew that I had to read it (thank you Entangled Teen) because... Okay, do I really have to explain it? Girl is having a blackouts and waking up in the apartment of a hot guy. Who calls her Gwen. And her name is not Gwen. Don't you want to know what is going on?
Was it what I expected it to be? Yes and no. Fragile Line is a book you won't be able to put down until the last page which is a awesome thing in my opinion. Here are all the things that make this book worth your time.
- Brooklyn Skye has a way with words. Writing was perfect, she pulls you into her story and you are not even aware when did it exactly happen.
- Get ready to pull an all-nighter. Fragile Line is a book that is best "digested" in one sitting and, to be honest, you wouldn't want to do anything else until you finish reading it.
- Topic. Mental illness is not something you will usually find in young adult novels. If you are craving something different you should give this book a chance.
- Ellie. She will drive you crazy sometimes, you will scream at the pages of your book in frustration, but in the end you will understand her. She could have easily turn out to be cliche character, but Brooklyn Skye managed to found that golden middle ground.
- It reminded me a little it of this other amazing book I read recently, Unravel by Calia Read (you can see my review here).
Who should read it? Everyone who likes more serious topics in young adult novels. If you read and liked Entangled by Cat Clarke, Ellen Hopkins novels...
***Copy of this book was provided by publisher, Entangled Teen, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***