Fix You is about Hanna Vincent, a 17 year old girl who meets Richard Larsen, who is a college student, while working with her mother at a party at Richard’s parents house.
A friendship begins to bloom and Hanna becomes Richard’s younger sister’s babysitter so they see each other when he is in London visiting his father and step-mother (he is attending college in New York City).
The book actually starts with Hanna telling Richard that they had a baby – so it was always in the back of my mind that they would be hooking up, but I never really knew when. The book goes from 1999 – 2012 (and then travels to the future for the epilogue) and follows their relationship.
What I liked was that their story seemed more real than a lot of other books I read. They had real problems – like Hanna’s mother getting ill and Hanna shutting everyone out. They were not together from the moment they met, there were a lot of things that would keep them apart. Hanna was big into music and worked as a music journalist and blogger, which of course I enjoyed reading about that as well.
This was probably one of my favorite books that I’ve read in a really long time! I laughed, I cried, I felt connected to the characters. Definitely 5 stars!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
“Richard, we had a baby.”
31st December 1999. Seventeen-year-old Brit, Hanna Vincent, meets New Yorker, Richard Larsen; a Columbia student and step-son of scion Leon Maxwell. Divided by wealth, distance and a common language, an unconventional friendship grows between the two.
From London to New York, from 1999 to 2012, Fix You follows the story of quirky, music-loving Hanna and handsome, driven Richard as they fall in love and are torn apart. Their tempestuous relationship leads to an explosive revelation that threatens to destroy them both.
Emotional and touching, this is a story of second chances. Is their love shattered beyond repair?