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Fix Me

by Lisa M. Cronkhite

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Fix Me by Lisa M. Cronkhite

Penelope Wryter‘s life has been a mess ever since her sister committed suicide a year ago. Now Pen’s hooked on Fix, an illegal drug that makes her feel, think, and see differently. The hallucinations are intense, but there’s one vision that keeps Pen coming back for more—Nate. He’s the only person who cares about her. Too bad he’s just a side effect of the drug.
Pen knows she’s going nowhere fast. She’s desperate to change. But when she tries to say goodbye to Nate, he professes his love for her making her more confused than ever. Then, when a girl from school goes missing during a bad Fix trip, Pen realizes she may be in a lot more danger than she ever imagined. Unless Pen straightens up and faces reality quick, she might be the next missing girl on the list.

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ISBN-13:
9781635830088
9781635830088
Publisher:
North Star Editions
North Star Editions
Publication date:
11/28/2017
Pages:
256
256
Sales rank:
1,244,175
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years
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About the Author

About the Author

Lisa M. Cronkhite is the author of Dreaming a Reality, Demon Girl, Deep in the Meadows and her most recent release, Disconnected. Her work has also appeared online and in print magazines including Storyteller, Poetry Salzburg Review, and Ruminate Magazine. She lives and writes in a small suburb near Chicago. You can find her online at www.writingsbylisamcronkhite.blogspot.com and on Twitter @lmcronkhite.
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Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

10/16/2017
In this uninspired mystery from Cronkhite (Disconnected), Penelope Wryter’s life has been taken over by her addiction to the drug Fix in the year since her older sister’s suicide. Fix causes intense hallucinations, and for Penelope, one of those hallucinations appears as a teenage boy named Nate. Penelope spends much of her time getting high in order to figure out what Nate is suddenly trying to tell her or dealing with the consequences of the terrible decisions she makes while on the drug. When another teenage girl goes missing, Penelope briefly investigates what happens to her, but she quickly gets caught back up in her obsession with Nate, to the exclusion of a real relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Walker, who still cares for her. There are two mysteries at play, but neither is clear or well developed. Penelope’s obsession with Nate and the drug leave little room for character development, and the stiff dialogue and first-person narration (“I tell her that sounds like a good idea and that maybe I’ll bring it up to Rose and my other friends”) don’t do much to sustain interest. Ages 12–up. (Nov.)

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I am not sure what made me choose this book. It's the type of book ...
I am not sure what made me choose this book. It's the type of book I usually avoid-Young Adult about kids in high school with drug addiction, usually hard for this senior citizen to relate to. However I am glad I was chosen by NetGalley and the publisher to receive a copy. It is an insightful read involving two problems plaguing our youth today, drug addiction and mental health. The character of Pen Wryter is drew me in and kept me reading. Pen's sister committed suicide after taking the drug Phixeedifore for depression. Fix as it is known was a promising new drug for depression and bipolar disorder until people began dying. It was withdrawn from the market but found it;s way into the Black Market to become the latest drug of abuse. Pen should have known better than to start taking it after her sister died but she liked the high she got and the imaginary friend Nate who came to her while she was high on it. Soon she started having serious side effects but talked herself out of quitting because she wants to see Nate one more time. The descriptions of her highs, the side effects and her reasons for not quitting read like something an addict would write. The book has a mystery aspect as two girls go missing and the solution to that mystery left me totally surprised. But I felt Pen's addiction was the major theme of the book and it was very well done. This should be required reading for the youth of today before they try drugs .
- wvteddy
November 29, 2017
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