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Fragments of the Lost


Fragments of the Lost
By Megan Miranda

Summary:
Jessa Whitworth knew she didn't belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb's room. But she couldn't deny that she was everywhere--in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.

His mother asked her to pack up his things--even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.

But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb's life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all. 

Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb's accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?

(Just a note real quick, we have been extremely busy so we apologize for the infrequent posting. We will be trying to post after every book we read for a little while, which means our schedule will be a little odd at least until things calm down.)
4/5 Stars

SPOILER ALERT

Ok I just want to quickly start by talking about the cover. Its got so much potential here. I love the background photo. Its all mysterious and whatever but then they had to go and ruin it with that awful pink font. Ugh that pink font. Its so good, with the car windshield and the storm. BUT NO. Anyways, I know thats not actually all that important for most people, but I just had to mention it. Ok so getting in to the actual book now... I'm not going to lie, it starts off pretty slow. A lot of flashbacks and a lot of just being sad in Caleb's room. I get that it is necessary to set everything up, but it was a bit of a struggle to stay focuses. But after it started to pick up, it did not stop. Pretty soon you go from reading a chapter at a time to three quarters of the book in one sitting. The author is really good at giving you just enough that you can try to start piecing everything together for yourself, but not quite enough so you NEED to keep reading. I find that with a lot of YA mystery, it tends to be a little predictable. Not so much that it isn't enjoyable, but most of the time I can figure out the general idea before the characters do. Not with this book though. I loved the ending of this book. Everything just fit. You know when you finish a book and it feels like the author didn't really know how to end the book so they just sorta thought up something at the end but it really doesn't make any sense. Well not with this book. Everything works. Everything fits. It all makes sense at the end. You can tell how much work went into spinning this web that seems so confusing at the beginning but everything is connected. Its hard to explain but I think you get it. I even thought early on, oh maybe Caleb isn't really dead. But then I was like no... that would be a little to unrealistic. But somehow this book makes it work. In another book, Jessa would just be really sad looking around his room, then SURPRISE he's back!!!! Without any warning its just like TA DA HE'S BACK FROM THE DEAD. Ugh but I don't know how to explain it well and I get that this review feels a little repetitive at this point, but it just works! Ok so moving on because I feel like I'm just going in circles with this topic here. Shall we talk about the character? I liked Jessa. She wasn't some fantastic, absolutely groundbreaking character but she was good. I didn't mind the way she thought or talked like some characters and she felt pretty real. Honestly Caleb was kinda a jerk for most of the book. A little dramatic there kid. Ok his life was pretty dramatic and maybe his responses were justified, but I mean still. I feel like there were some options before just faking your death and living in the forest with you recently released dad, but what would I know. Max was the best. Even in the very beginning, I was just like yes Max you are the best. He is so nice. What kind of boyfriend just leaves their girlfriend in a train station alone. What the heck Caleb?? But luckily Max was there. And then Caleb is like what the heck Max? No Caleb you are not allowed to be mad at them. Ok well I don't have much to say... 
-Lily

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