Fix Me by Rune Micheals

Book title: Fix Me Author: Rune Michaels Genres: fiction, Young adult Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Price: 19.99 Page: 149

"Orphaned as a child, terrorized by her abusive brother, and haunted by memories, Leia feels exposed, powerless, and vulnerable. When her tormented mind can stand it no longer, she escapes to the zoo, where she finds shelter and seeks refuge. The zoo is a sanctuary: a protective space for families, and a safe place for the traumatized to forget. But can she ever feel safe? Can she ever forget?"

Have you ever been to the zoo or simply wished you could live in someone else’s life? A young adult fiction story that leaves you speechless and wondering if the main character is ever going to survive. It’s one of those books where you wish it would never end but sadly the author has left us

wondering and confused about the past, present, and future. Many pieces of the story are missing and yet that’s what drives you to read more about it and sympathize with the character.

Leia finds comfort in a zoo when memories of the past suddenly come hunting her present. The story of a broken girl who wishes to find where she belongs.

The first chapter was very hard to get thru since the writing was very confusing and jumble but once I got to page 3 it slowly started to make sense. The book left me wondering, how many people are going thru the same abuse as she has? Could it be my neighbour or even someone in my family? If the goal of the book was to leave me wondering days after on what happens to a fragile child than Rune Michaels did a fantastic job. I hope that this book had more information on the past of the main character. I did not like the feeling of always wondering what she was actually running from.

It’s a great story for people that love psychology and mystery. Could you fix a broken girl with a past that you know nothing about?


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