The Fixes

The Fixes

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Eric Connelly is crumbling under the weight of his dad's expectations. He can't seem to live up to the "Connelly Man" standards--but when he meets the mysterious, free-spirited Jordan Grant, his dad's rules seem so much less important than they used to. Jordan and Eric--now "E"--join up with two of the most popular girls in school to combat their rich-kid boredom by cruising their beachside hometown of Capilano. But as Jordan seduces E further into this depraved life, the group starts to kill time in more nefarious ways. It's Jordan who escalates the pack's dares from mostly harmless jaunts like joyrides in boosted cars and Bling Ring-style luxury shoplifting sprees into more violent activities. Eric is intoxicated...swept up in the pack's activities, even as Paige and Haley start to have reservations about what they've been doing. When Jordan starts talking big--can E help him build a bomb, he wonders?--E must decide if he's too far down the rabbit hole to back out now.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062336897
0062336894
Branch Call Number: TEEN MATTHEW
Characteristics: 515 pages ; 22 cm

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Nov 30, 2016

This novel hooked me on page one. Strong characters and an engaging plot. The writing style or format--short chapters, lots of action, lean prose--is a bit James Patterson-y, and it's 500-odd pages long, but don't let that be off-putting. I notice it's listed as a young adult/YA novel, but some of the themes--a strong gay angle, a group of teens setting off bombs--makes it feel more like a adult thriller novel.

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