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Monday, May 5, 2014

Fragile Line by Brooklyn Skye

Title: Fragile Line
Author: Brooklyn Skye
Publisher: Entangled Teens
Pub Date: April 21, 2014
Pages: 315
Source: Netgalley
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

Holy Crap

Hoooooolyyyy Craaaaap.

When I read the summary to this book I got so excited, it's a very intense summary. When I read the first few chapters I was worried it wouldn't hold through, but it kept getting better and better. 

It went through all the phases’s of Ellies mental disorder: Before she knew, Dealing with it, and starting the healing.  Even though we (the reader) could see what she had a mile away, Ellie didn’t even see it as an option. For the first half of the book she only think she has blackouts, until she loses 3 days and her boyfriend Shane, thinks she cheated on him.

It’s one of those books that sucks you in and makes you feel everything the MC feels. For example I felt how scared Ellie was trying to remember what she had done while blacked out. I felt her need for Shane and for things to get back to normal.

But those were the good things, sadly there were a few inconsistencies, Ellie has a childhood best fried Dani, but throughout the whole book she’s hardly there and after Ellie gets diagnosed we don’t hear from her which is strange. If my best friend has a bad cough I’m already making her soup and buying balloons, yet Dani doesn’t care that her best friends life was falling apart? Also later in the book we find out during some of her blackouts she took drugs and alcohol , but when she wakes up she as no after taste or any symptoms of withdrawal.

Even with those cons, Fragile Line was still original and a must-read for everyone.

Sorry I didn’t have any quotes in this review, I got a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for a review and had to use Aldiko to read it. For whatever reason it wouldn’t let me bookmark or highlight any quotes but hopefully there will be an update soon and I can re-read it too add quotes.
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