Fixing Delilah

Fixing Delilah

3.81 (7,778 ratings by Goodreads)
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We all long for what could have been.'

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 friends are drifting away. Her 'boyfriend' isn't a boyfriend. Her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided the Hannaford family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, runs in the family.

When Delilah must spend the summer helping to settle her estranged grandmother's estate, she's suddenly confronted by her family's painful past. Faced with questions that cannot be ignored and secrets that threaten to burst free, Delilah begins to doubt all that she's ever known to be true.

Rich with humor and emotion, Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story of family, love and self-discovery - as Delilah comes to realize that even the most shattered relationships can be pieced back together again.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 25mm | 302g
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0
  • 0316052086
  • 9780316052085
  • 194,581

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"Delilah [is] one of the more realistic adolescent girls in contemporary fiction. She tells her own story in a lyrical and authentic voice."-VOYA, starred review
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* "Delilah [is] one of the more realistic adolescent girls in contemporary fiction. She tells her own story in a lyrical and authentic voice." - VOYA, starred review

[A] perfect fit for those seeking expressive writing, emotional depth, and lush, cinematic romance. - Booklist
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About Sarah Ockler

Sarah Ockler wrote and illustrated her first book at age six - an adaptation of Steven Spielberg's E.T. Still recovering from her own adolescence, Sarah now writes for young adults. While nomadic at heart, she currently lives in Upstate New York with her husband Alex and an ever-expanding collection of sea glass.
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7,778 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 30% (2,371)
4 34% (2,619)
3 25% (1,973)
2 7% (582)
1 3% (233)

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I've probably read too many YA books, I can't tell, but this book didn't surprise me not even a little. I knew all of the secrets before they were out, I couldn't really feel her pain or her happiness. The character stayed pretty much the same through the book and I couldn't actually see her grew up, even tough the author tried to say otherwise. It's an ok read for teenagers, but I wanted a little more. Someone said that this was similar to Saving Francesca. The idea is pretty close, but this book didn't attach to me like Saving Francesca more
by Tessa
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