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Estelle: Fault Line by Christa Desir

Fault Line by Christa Desir ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: October 15, 2013 Publisher: SimonPulse Pages: 240 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: sexual assault, relationships, reactions Format read: ARC paperback from TLA. (Magan picked this one out for me.) Summary: Ben can’t believe his luck with Ani. She’s gorgeous, she’s sweet, she’s […]

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October 6, 2014 - 9:01 am

Bleed Like Me by Christa Desir (YA Book Review) - […] Add BLEED LIKE ME to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy on B&N | Review of Fault Line […]

December 9, 2013 - 7:02 am

Review: Fault Line by Christa Desir | wrapped up in books - […] Estelle at Rather Be Reading: “Fault Line is so tightly written, and feels important without getting preachy. Ben and Ani’s stories could have happened to any one of us or the people we know, and I think that’s why the reading experience was so painful. These horrific things are happening, and people are truly feeling and reacting in these ways in real time. I know it’s not easy to read a book filled with so much sadness, but something has to be said for Desir’s supreme writing style and character development because Ben and Ani have not left me since I closed Fault Line.” […]

November 10, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Shelve It: Upcoming Nook/Kindle Reads - […] for If I Lie by Corrine Jackson | Fault Line by Christa Desir | The Secret Ingredient by Stewart […]

November 7, 2013 - 8:57 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - You know what I think of this one and I pretty much agree with everything you’ve said. But mostly I agree with how freaking brilliant Christa Desir is. The way she tackled such a difficult subject was amazing and yeah, I’m dying to read what she comes up with next.

November 7, 2013 - 11:03 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I am SO glad I had you to talk to while I was reading this book! It’s definitely something you need to emote about while reading.
I felt so incredibly bad for Ani and it was so hard to see how her own opinion of herself changed after the “event” (which was HORRIFYING).
I think everything hit me so much harder too because I know Christa Desir is actively involved with things like this and she’s very vocal about speaking up if something like this has happened to you so I just kept thinking of all of the people this actually HAS happened to and it made me so sad. Also brought an epic amount of reality to the story and it was shocking and heartbreaking.
Wonderful review — Such a tough read, very emotional and definitely riveting.

November 6, 2013 - 8:44 pm

Rachel - I was sooooo nervous about reading your review because I respect your opinion a ton, so I’m so glad you liked this one. I have it out from the library right now and while I’m not going to read it for a little bit (I just finished a book dealing with rape and I need some time to think), but I can’t wait to read it! I’m a little nervous about the intensity, but I don’t think that’ll be too much of a problem. Also, I’m so glad to hear it’s not preachy. That always annoys me.

November 6, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - GREAT review! Your words definitely capture what the novel is about without spoiling it. I’m so grateful I wasn’t eating anything when I read about what happened to Ani…or during any of the book. Poor Ani. Poor Ben.

I definitely can’t wait for Desir’s next book.

November 6, 2013 - 2:09 pm

Alexa Y. - I remember seeing you tweet and update as you read this book, and it made me insanely curious. Your review makes it sound intense and real, and I sincerely want to check this one out now.

November 6, 2013 - 11:58 am

Lisa Schensted - This sounds raw and honest and super well done. I’ll definitely need to read this when I’m in the right emotional state for it!