Tess Kendrick spent her first 16 years of life on her grandfather’s ranch. Out of the blue, Ivy, her older sister, swoops back into Tess’s life and drags her to Washington D.C. Beginning her new life at Hardwicke Academy, Tess learns of the dark mysteries that revolve around D.C.’s politics and power. Unbeknownst to Tess, she starts to follow a path very similar to Ivy; obtaining the title of “Fixer,” someone who fixes the problems of others. Soon, Tess finds herself trailing the same mystery as Ivy. However, as secrets start spilling out, the mystery spirals into a mess that neither Tess nor Ivy can detach themselves from.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Fixer! The characters all went through some major development, and it was portrayed beautifully. The novel was not a whirlwind of events hacking at me, nor was it something too slow and dreary to read. The Fixer brought attention to quite a few themes, such as loyalty, courage, and love. I literally could not put this book down.
If I had to choose one memorable thing about The Fixer, it would be the phenomenal character development. The events in the novel did not only affect Tess and Ivy, and the author made sure to acknowledge the changes the supporting characters underwent in response to the events.
Reviewed by Emily, Grade 8, Twin Hickory Library