Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler

Hello! I know it has been forever. I am so sorry about that. I was having computer troubles and then I really needed a break from the Internet. I have barely touched my computer recently. I have been reading though, as always. So, lots and lots of reviews to come.

Title: Fixing Delilah
Author: Sarah Ockler
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Rating: 5
Cover rating: 5
Description: 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?

Once again Sarah Ockler has amazed me. I fell head over heals in love with her debut, Twenty Boy Summer. Now, I'm even more in love with Fixing Delilah. The writing flows beautifully on every page. It's almost impossible to leave Delilah's story. I recently got a job at Barnes and Noble. I was fortunate enough to be able to shelve this book. I was so excited holding them in my hands. I bought one right when I got off work!

I really connected with Delilah. She is impulsive and stubborn, kind of like me. I act or speak before I think sometimes, just as Delilah does in this novel. I understand where she is coming from. I get why she just wanted to forget. I understood why she used Finn. I understood her. Delilah was so real for me. I could feel  her there next to me, letting me into her life, letting me know her secrets. She is an amazing character. She is perfectly built with gestures, flaws, and human emotions. I also adore her name.

Every character in the novel is astounding. They each add more to the story pushing you further along, making you love them more. As soon as Patrick turned his hat around, I fell in love. I wanted to gossip with Emily over lattes. I wanted Rachel to read my cards and give me insight. I wanted to pull Claire away from her desk. I wished I could have known Stephanie and Nana.

This novel is filled with family drama, love, compassion, anger, and friendship. I will read this novel over and over again. I hope to read more and more of Sarah Ockler's words in the future.


  1. Oooh la la! Nice new backgroud :) I saw this one on there and liked it a lot

    can't wait to read this book! Great review!

  2. Thanks! I finally figured out how to use these!

  3. Welcome back, M (pick a cover)! We both re-did our blogs, cool (pick a cover)! I think they rep us very well girlfriend! (pick a cover)

    Hope you enjoyed the subliminal messaging!

    I am really jel of your job. I know more about YA than any of my stores employees and the manager adores me, but there is no vacany for me... sad (pick a cover.)

  4. The very talents author is Sarah Ockler; awesome & I agree that her writing flows beautifully. Loved Twenty Boy Summer, talk about an amazing debut book---would love to check out all the YA authors debut books and compare....just saying, love this author. Great review.

  5. Thank you! :) I love to read author's debut novels. I think it's interesting to compare to their later works and how they grow with each novel