Some things are easy to fix - but are some meant to stay broken?
When 16-year-old Jill Whitaker's mom walks out - with a sticky note as a goodbye - only Jill knows the real reason she's gone. But how can she tell her father? Jill can hardly believe the truth herself.
Suddenly, the girl who likes to fix things - cars, relationships, romances, people - is all broken up. It used to be, her best friend, tall, blond, and hot flirt Sean Addison, could make her smile in seconds. But not anymore. They don't even talk.
With nothing making sense, Jill tries to pick up the pieces of her life. But when a new guy moves in next door, intense, seriously cute, but with scars - on the inside and out - that he thinks don't show, Jill finds herself trying to make things better for Daniel. But over one long, hot Arizona summer, she realizes she can't fix anyone's life until she fixes her own. And she knows just where to start.
This was an easy listen but moved slow. It was predictable. I did like it though and finished it quickly.
What made the experience of listening to If I Fix You the most enjoyable?
I thoroughly enjoyed If I fix You because of the character development that pulled me into the story from the beginning and it was well read and performed.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Jill was my favorite character. She struggled with love and betrayal, but always looked for ways to help everyone else. She was selfless and I found myself rooting for her to figure it all out.
Which scene was your favorite?
There were so many scenes that stick out in my mind, but a favorite of mine was the wall walking and middle of the night swimming in a stranger's pool.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, I found myself hoping for more traffic during rush hour so I could listen to more of this book.
Any additional comments?
A terrific young-adult novel that I have now shared with many family in friends as gifts.
I thought the story line was great. The characters were all, so wracked with pain and sorrow. I found myself wanting to cry with Jill and Daniel, but root hard for Shawn.