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Fix by Force [Kindle Edition]

Jason Warne
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Spencer doesn’t have a choice.He can't choose to be different than what he is—the son of the town's worst enemy, the weakling who can't stand up for himself, the loser without friends.He can't change the way things are.Or maybe he can.Immediate confidence.Rapid change.Instant hope.These are the things Spencer believes he needs to fix his life, and that is what the steroids promise—a quick fix.But promises can be broken and shortcuts are often treacherous, and Spencer must decide if those risks are worth the perceived rewards—if “artificial” hope is strong enough for him to be fixed, by force.

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About the Author

With his debut novel, Fix by Force, Jason Warne hopes to entertain and inspire readers. His fast-faced story about self-image, relationships, choices, and sources of hope, aims to speak most loudly to readers who are seeking authentic and relatable characters.

Product Details

  • File Size: 331 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WestBowPress (March 28, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QFI4TG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,205,962 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for anyone April 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is a must read for anyone especially the early teens. All kids between 12-16 should read this book. This will show them that there is no quick fix to life. Be happy with who you are and you will make it through life just fine. This is a great and inspiring story that all kids should know.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It!!! June 5, 2012
My journey with the main character, Spencer through this novel was an intense one. The emotions played out are riveting. Spencer is a young man lost, depression rules him. Losing faith in himself and hope which is completely understandable seeing as Spencer feels he can't turn to anyone or he will be bullied more. Which all of us can relate too. Teenage years are the hardest but to feel like the loser, is even harder. To hurt, almost desperate for someone to hold you, see you. Even when Spencer is bullied and the teacher comes to him and asks him, so desperate to fit in Spencer lies to cover for the perpetrator. This novel took me through so many feelings I couldn't put it down. Reading it through the night.

As a parent I was horrified at the bullying, my heart went out to Spencer. He was drowning in a world of pain, like we too often see. This book took me back to me in high school to a realization that I too was guilty of some bullying. But knowing that I did it too feel better about myself because I too like Spencer went home to a mother who didn't care or respect me. Often the bullied turn to things that are not going to "fix" a problem but make it worse. In Spencer's case it was steroids.

Spencer turned to steroids to "fix" himself. I enjoyed reading this book, made me wake up and think about all the things that teenagers have to endure. But Jason's novel also made me reflect on all the trials in life that we can overcome, how to think about the good things with in ourselves. Fix by Force when leading up to and into Spencer's drug use, gives you first hand how someone having a substance abuse problem reacts, how they feel. I would recommend this novel to young adults. I know parents might be a little cautious of the drug use, but Jason writes in a way to help.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Story, Great Writing May 20, 2012
At first glance Fix by Force is a classic bully-story filled with self-esteem issues, family life problems, and overwhelming emotion. But Jason Warne crafts the story in a way that really pulls you in, and before long you realize that you are Spencer. You are fighting against the temptation that is steroids, and you are trying to overcome labels and bullies. It's that truth that makes this fictional story so powerful. Maybe it's not steroids, maybe it's not bullies, but there is something that we each struggle with, and that makes Fix by Force an entirely applicable book that never stops grabbing at its readers' emotions.

I wouldn't call this Christian fiction, as God is mostly absent from the story. (At least, He's not directly mentioned.) On the one hand I'm a little disappointed by that, but on the other hand I see strong Christian values without them being spelled out, and that gives more hope to this novel landing in the hands of people who don't want to be preached at. (There's also a very few instances of profanity, but I was really happy with how clean this book is considering the topic.)

Fix by Force is short but powerful. The writing is great, and the added twists and turns in the novel make it all the more enjoyable. It's not an easy read because the topic is not easy, but I dare you to walk away from the book without being changed. I highly recommend it.

(I received a complimentary copy of Fix by Force from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Average Kid, Real Life... May 27, 2012
By Ryylerz
A truly great rendition of being a teenager growing up in a struggle to fit in. Jason Warne paints such a detailed picture of most average teenage youths, and how they try to find ways to fit in...disregarding the consequences.

The book itself is graphical as far as letting your mind paint a picture and feel the struggles spencer feels throughout his ups and downs. You get the feeling that Warne writes from either personal experience and/or what he's witnessed from other people who have gone through these specific situations wether dealing with steroids, or attending expelled kids schools.

The thing I love most about the book is how the revolving conflicts keep the story going, but also make it feel more realistic. People probably expect the protagonist to be a "hero", and everything to be a happy ending with no consequences; but Warne shows us that this ISN'T how real life works, even though a message is delivered and lessons are learned. The book does deal with steroids but is only a variable, meaning you could use anything that a teenager may encounter and expect similar conflicts throughout. This makes the story very universal for teenagers, as well as adults who dare reminice high school life.

Overall this book is a must read. Very entertaining and a fast read... So you can read over and over, which I intend to do! Thank you for this great story!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for every parent and teen June 6, 2012
By Sheri
Format:Kindle Edition
If I was could sum up this book in one word, it would be WOW (capitalized for effect). This is an incredibly powerful story chock full of emotion and drama.

Spencer is a high school senior who feels insignificant and powerless. He comes from a dysfunctional family, including a verbally and occasionally physically abusive mother, and he is being bullied at school with no one to turn to for help. Spencer feels he is alone in the world with his pain, and his greatest fear is of turning into his much-hated father. Spencer realizes he needs to take action to turn his life around, but he is looking for a quick fix with immediate results, no matter the consequences.

Spencer's character was nothing short of amazing. The way the author was able to portray Spencer's feelings of self-loathing, fear, and loneliness on the pages of this book made the story absolutely heart wrenching to read. We were able to get inside his head and were able to see his rationalizations for his actions, and even though he knew the consequences of the steroids and could see them being played out with a negative impact on his health and his friendships, he still thought what he was doing was okay because it would help him get noticed, be liked by other people, and ultimately be somebody.

I loved that we were able to get to know Spencer pre-steroids and then were able to journey with him over the timeframe of the story, watching the consequences of his decisions play out and how those consequences, plus other external forces (family and friends), change his outlook on life as he eventually realizes that he may not be as alone in the world as he thought.

The best kind of book is one that leaves you thinking about it long after you've read the last word. Fix by Force is that kind of book. Ultimately, I am going to recommend this book to everyone I know, as it is the kind of story that every parent and teen should read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars seem more like summaries of events
Seventeen year-old Spencer lives in the shadow of Zack, a powerful bully who will stop at nothing to make his life miserable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kasey Giard
5.0 out of 5 stars A very poignant intense and inspiring read.
First off, I received this book in exchange for an honest review. It has been a very long time since I have read such a poignant, intense and thought provoking story. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Janie
5.0 out of 5 stars We are all a little Spencer Shane
I first wanted to read this book simply because I found the cover and title intriguing. Naturally it is not my genre of choice. My taste dabbles in Teen Fantasy and Romance. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars A realistic look at the very issues and emotions are children are...
Fix by Force is an excellent story that gives one a glimpse into the life of a boy searching for answers. It is raw emotion in its search for self-worth, survival and acceptance. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kitty
4.0 out of 5 stars Really strong message
Actual rating is a 4.5

Fixed by Forced is really a powerful story. It’s about Bullying, and dealing with a home filled with anger, abuse and hate. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Adrienne Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars Not fun to read- in a good way.
This book was not terribly fun to read. Here's what I mean- It was well written, the characters were developed well, and I was engaged the entire way. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Ryan Stockton
3.0 out of 5 stars Some very troubling themes, but well written characters.
This novel left me with a bit of a dilemma. It's extremely well written, and the characterizations are beautifully done. I enjoyed it a lot. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Nicolas Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes Reader's Think
Fix by Force is a story of seventeen year old Spencer who bullied by classmates, neglected by his mother, and haunted by the death of his father. Read more
Published 23 months ago by J4Life5
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story.
I obtained this eARC from Thomas Nelson and their Booksneeze program in exchange for an honest review. Read more
Published on March 17, 2013 by Jen--Jenuine Cupcakes
4.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt
This was far from the type of book I typically read, but I was given this by the author in trade for a fair review, and I have to say, I was not disappointed. Read more
Published on March 4, 2013 by Christina
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