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Shattered (Orca Soundings)
by Sarah N. Harvey (Goodreads Author)
March has a perfect life: beauty, popularity, a great job, a loving family and a hot boyfriend. So when she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her, she is hurt and enraged. When she lashes out at him, he falls and is badly injured. March panics, flees the scene and then watches her perfect life spiral out of control. In a misguided attempt to atone for her crime, ...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Orca Book Publishers
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I wasn't really sold on the initial plot, and didn't always feel like I knew what March was doing and why. Even when she explained her motives, I wasn't totally with her. But this novel is pretty short (115 rather small pages) so I stuck with it, and in the end, I'm glad I did. My favorite character was Hazel, a girl who sells poems on the streets--a pretty original concept. Mr. Hardcastle, the owner of the gift shop, turned out to be a pretty cool guy, too. Even though I was never that involved ...more
For a short read, this book was still real well written. I enjoyed it and liked that it was Canadian setting. My only thing I was not sold on was why March was doing the things she did. It all lead up to something huge, like as if she was going to run away, but she never does.