{Review+G!veaway} Fragile by M. Leighton

October 25, 2012 Giveaways, Reviews 8

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Kindle Edition294 pages
Published April 2012 by M Leighton Books
Age Group: YA
Source: Author
Series: N/A
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Her heart, as delicate as glass. His love, as strong as steel. Can either survive life and death? 
Hardy Bradford is an eighteen year old football phenomenon who has the girl, the school, the town and the future in the palm of his hand. His life is all mapped out for him, right down to who he’ll marry and how he’ll become a professional football player. It doesn’t seem to matter that Hardy would’ve chosen a much different life if it was up to him. But it’s not. At least not until his Miracle comes along. 
The first time Hardy laid eyes on Miracle St. James, he didn’t know who she was, but he knew she was something different and that he’d never get her out of his head. And he didn’t. Now, months later, Hardy’s world is turned upside down when Miracle shows up in his class, stealing his heart and forever changing the course of his life. 
Miracle’s sick. Very sick. And Hardy might be losing the only thing in his life that has ever mattered. How much is too much to sacrifice for the one you love? For just a little more time? For just one more chance? Can Hardy be the hero Miracle needs? Or is it Hardy that needs saving?

Wow, what a sweet sweet story. Fragile reminded me of A Walk to Remember and Blue Sky Days- and not just because they dealt with cancer, but because they all had beautiful writing, and even more beautiful characters that really appreciated the beauty around them. Fragile helps puts things in perspective. I enjoyed reading Fragile. It warmed my heart. Sometimes you just need to read about some great people finding each other. 

Not that Fragile is all happy-go-lucky. Not at all. The main character, Miracle, is so giving and kind. She is one of the good ones, and I am in awe of her amazing attitude. She just lets everything, and I do mean everything, roll right off her shoulders. She can always see the good in everyone. But she has serious kidney issues. This hit home with me. My grandpa has kidney problems and he has been on dialysis for years. I know how tough it is watching someone you love go through that. The saddest part, was that even though she was always fighting for other people; fighting to see the good, fighting to spread her warmth, she didn’t fight too much for herself. She seemed resigned to her sickness and it just made my heart break for her. 

But even thought Miracle didn’t fight for herself, Hardy continuously fought for her. That was the thing I loved most about him. He never gave up on her. I wanted to see a little bit more about the foundation for his feelings for Miracle, but on the other hand I loved seeing something so pure and strong as his love for her. It was really beautiful. Hardy is more than swoon-worthy!

Fragile, is sweet, sad, beautiful and deep. It made me happy, melancholy, made me think and I loved every second of it. If you are a fan of realistic fiction, you need to check out Fragile.
3.8/ 5 gavels

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8 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Fragile by M. Leighton”

  1. Dynie

    This book sounds like a wonderful story to curl up with. It sounds like something that I would really love to read. Thank you for the heart warming review that really got me interested & the giveaway.

  2. drkngl

    This book reminds me of “A Walk To Remember” with Shane West and Mandy Moore. I cried so hard at the end but loved it so much! This book sounds as wonderful as the movie!

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