Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Fragile Line by Brooklyn Skye
It can happen in a flash. One minute she’s kissing her boyfriend, the next she’s lost in the woods. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Cox is losing time. It started out small…forgetting a drive home or a conversation with a friend. But her blackouts are getting worse, more difficult to disguise as forgetfulness. When Ellie goes missing for three days, waking up in the apartment of a mysterious guy—a guy who is definitely not her boyfriend, her life starts to spiral out of control.
Perched on the edge of insanity, with horrific memories of her childhood leaking in, Ellie struggles to put together the pieces of what she’s lost—starting with the name haunting her, Gwen. Heartbreakingly beautiful, this poignant story follows one girl’s harrowing journey to finding out who she really is.
I loved Brooklyn's first book Stripped that I was intrigued by Fragile Lines' mysterious blurb.
Ellie's early narrative was so jagged and quick you could really identify with her confusion. I found Ellie to be endearing if rather passive to begin with but she definitely grew in strength and conviction as the book continued. Gwen's narrative provided a much more sturdy and linear grasp of time and actions. Although manipulative and selfish Gwen did seem to be quite vulnerable. It was interesting to see how her personality adjusted and altered as the book went on. Both narratives were compelling to read. Shane and Griffin presented another dimension to the narrative as their questions often prompted Ellie or Gwen to focus on a certain moment. I can't go into too much detail surrounding the plot or characters as this book is full of twists and turns that I don't want to give away! The supporting characters were all brilliantly characterised and had important individual roles in Ellie and Gwen's stories.
I really enjoyed Fragile Line I found it to be realistic as well as compelling and the characters were beautifully written!
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