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What would you do if your life was ripped away from you? Fayth grew up with a huge secret. One that she was too ashamed to let anyone else know. Tyler is the one person in her life that she wants and feels she is not good enough to have. That is until something tragic happens. Tyler wants nothing more than to be Fayth’s one and only, but he knows that she is hiding something from him. After his tragic accident, Tyler has to find a way to become himself again. Will they both be able to overcome their problems? Will it lead them back to each other?
3 out of 5 (good)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
I'm lumping these two books together, in the nicest possible way, you really do NEED to read Picking Up The Pieces FIRST for Mending The Pieces to make any sense. These books tell the tale of Fayth and Tyler. How they came to be friends, how they both want more but are afraid to ask for it, and how, following a devastating accident, they get to know each other again. Its written in the first person, present tense. And if you follow my reviews, you'll know thats not a favourite of mine, and it also flips from Fayth to Tyler (each change is clearly headed though!) again, not a favourite of mine. BUT once I got into the second book, I didnt notice it so much. Picking Up The Pieces is mostly Fayth, and Mending the Pieces is mostly Tyler, so you get bits of them both before the accident and after. What let it down, for me, was Fayth's past. It could have been so much more part of the story. Just telling Tyler (twice, with EXACTLY the same wording, could have changed it up a bit) wasn't enough for me. The little hints along the way were not enough, it needed to be more part of the story. What I really liked though, was that Tyler never fully recovers from the accident. I'm not saying how or why, because that might spoil it, but I really did like that part! Makes me a little odd, maybe, but still, it made a change to a complete and miraculous recovery. Picking Up The Pieces is short, only 54 pages, and Mending the Pieces is 182 pages. I would have preferred to have read it as an entire book. adding 50 odd pages to 180 odd wont make it a massive book, just a longer one with it all together. I'm really NOT liking this trend, at all. All in all, a nice story, with some happy bits, some sad, and some make you think bits. 3.5 stars for a combination of both books.
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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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