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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
This was an okay story. I didn't like how extremely March behaved because of what happened. I didn't feel that it was her fault. She did almost everything she could've, (view spoiler)[with the exception of staying until the paramedics arrived (hide spoiler)], so I didn't like the way she blamed herself for it. I also didn't care for the way Tyler's behavior at the party was completely forgotten/overlooked because of what happen to him. This just wasn't all that great of a story and not one I'll ...more
This book reminded me of a Afterschool Special episode. It was quick, too the point, and cliché. The main character March hurts her boyfriend and then spends the rest of the book trying to atone for her mistake. The ending wasn't a surprise and was predictable. Although the author shares March's thoughts, this book doesn't have a lot of emotional depth. There isn't a lot of backstory about March and the story focuses solely on the short time after her boyfriend is injured. I think this is a good ...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.
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