The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Genre(s): Mystery, thriller, contemporary, young adult
Number of pages: 372
Publish date: July 7th, 2015
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Sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick has spent her entire life on her grandfather’s ranch. But when her estranged sister Ivy uproots her to D.C., Tess is thrown into a world that revolves around politics and power. She also starts at Hardwicke Academy, the D.C. school for the children of the rich and powerful, where she unwittingly becomes a fixer for the high school set, fixing teens’ problems the way her sister fixes their parents’ problems.
And when a conspiracy surfaces that involves the family member of one of Tess’s classmates, love triangles and unbelievable family secrets come to light and life gets even more interesting—and complicated—for Tess.
If you’re a fan of ABC’s political thriller Scandal, then I have just the book for you. Granted, this one has much less death, destruction, and all around mayhem, but the certainly doesn’t mean it’s lacking.
I love the idea of a teenage fixer, because it’s no secret that teens love to present themselves and their lives as perfect. The stakes are raised in the lives of D.C.’s elite families, because the wrong move can bring down tough consequences. At first, Tess doesn’t plan to make herself a fixer for her classmates, she kind of just stumbles into it. However, she’s good at it, just like her older sister who fixes bigger, badder problems for the adults of D.C.
Of course, anytime a teenager in YA decides to run free and do their own thing, they usually end up in a host of trouble, this book not withstanding. Tess stumbles upon something that could actually be big, which gets her into very hot water and send her sister scrambling to try and fixer Tess’ own life.
If you’re interested, there is also a second book to this duology that throws some major curveballs. you should totally check it out!
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