Review: Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler

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Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

“A “perfect fit for those seeking expressive writing, emotional depth, and lush, cinematic romance, cementing [Ockler] comfortably next to similar teen favorites like Deb Caletti, Carolyn Mackler, and Sarah Dessen.” —Booklist

Things in Delilah Hannaford’s life have a tendency to fall apart. She used to be a good student, but she can’t seem to keep it together anymore. Her “boyfriend” isn’t much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.

Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family’s painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?

Rich with emotion, Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.” – Goodreads

My Opinion: I loved this! It deals with many themes, depression and family and friendship, as well as discovering yourself. The book is about a girl named Delilah Hannaford and its set in Vermont. She has problems with her mom and she wants to make their relationship better at the same time as solve the rift, that caused their leaving the family home and never coming back before this, between her grandmother and mother. The plot revolves around the mystery of the rift as well as how no one in her family, now only her mother, aunt, and herself, wants to talk about their other sister. At the same time, Delilah learns more about herself and what true friendship and love are about.

It was so easy to relate to her because alot of high schoolers feel that way and even adults do too because we lose ourselves at some point in our lives and try to find ourselves again. Delilah rocks!

Great story I LOVED it!!!

Overall: 5 out of 5

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