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Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Fix by Force - Jason Warne Wow. I sucked this down in one sitting. I received this eBook from the author via Making Connection's ARR Program in exchange for an unbiased review. I was floored. While I didn't cry, this book still hit me like a ton of bricks.

There is actually a quote from the book that best captures the essence of its core more eloquently than I ever could...

"A good story though, is just that, a GOOD STORY. It's often written hastily and driven by emotion. It compels the reader to continue, and makes him feel like part of the experience. A good story, even complete fiction, delivers a truth of some kind... even if it's one that the reader isn't comfortable with."

The quote sums up the entire book. It did "compel" me to continue even through parts left me cringing. It's a heart wrenching journey of drugs and self discovery for Spencer. He is shadowed by the memory of his father; judged by others and himself by the sins and labels left in the wake of his father's death. Even years after his father's death, fate seems to have served Spencer a cold daily dose of the worst of humanity. Through Spencer's eyes, his journal, his dark path into steroids, the reader is swept along into the current.

I don't want to give anything away, but the ending was so emotional. I may not have cried, but my throat burned and my heart beat just for a moment along with Spencer's in empathy. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys YA fiction. While there are brief romantic touches here and there, don NOT expect a romance. It will stay with me for some time.