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Top Customer Reviews
Awesome story! I would love to find out the next step in Evangiline's story.
How distracted did I get?
Fragile Creatures is an emotionally awesome coming of age story. Evangaline is strong. Stronger emotionally than most characters I've read. I want to sweep up and take care of her. I'm baffled with what she goes through, though I do know it happens…wow, just wow. Caster is an amazing hottie mctottie who is supportive and nurturing. Ash, I would love to smack her upside the head and hope someone does. I was so wrapped up in the story I threw one of my frozen meals (chicken cordon bleau pasta bake) I had on hand from being laid up to cook instead of cooking up some chicken. From beginning to end I was hooked on Evangeline's story
I was not sure as I started reading if this would be a book for me, or one that I would be able to recommend to my daughter, who is a member of the target audience for this book. I focused too much on the fact that she tries to take her life, and that she was a broken character. I usually don't connect with these types of characters or stories very well, but Circelli was able to pull me in and hook me!
This book is about taking your life back! Evangeline's struggle and her connection with the animals at the reserve help to pull her back into a life that she feels is worth living. There are highs and lows in her struggle, as it is in real life, and I found myself living on an emotional roller coaster with her as she works through her time at the preserve. By writing this in the third person, the reader is able to see the puzzlement of the others around Evangeline as they try to help this injured teen. This gives a realistic quality to the story, for don't we all struggle to understand the motivations behind the actions taken by those nearest to us, especially when those actions seem to be unhealthy?
As you read this, not only will you need tissues ready, but have room around you, because you will want to punch the air and shout, "Yes!"! Read this with a family member, and great discussions will ensue!
From a Reader's Perspective:
Damaged. That's the word I think when Evangeline Frost comes to mind. So many times I wanted to slap her mother, cradle Evangeline, and shake sense into the people around her. She was so well developed through the book, and the author didn't need to use infodumps to tell me what happened. It came through natural development of the girl's healing process. There's no love triangle in this story. It's not about that, and would've cheapened the message the author is trying to send: You need to be okay with yourself. It's not about falling down; it's about rising from the ashes of your tragedy to stand strong on your own.
And, oh, the animals! They were lovely, well rounded, and personable. Yeah, even through the text. Loved them!
From an Editor's Perspective:
Pronouns were here and there, but I find a lot of that. It didn't eclipse the read. There was one place near the end where Jett is talking, and I had to read it a couple of times to understand it was misuse of a word. He says they're going to talk to the African team about raising awareness regarding conversation. I'm pretty sure it should be conservation. But it was just one error, and I'm not gonna ding the edit for it. Easy miss.
1 Star for making me cry like a baby
1 Star for no infodumps to build backstory
1 Star for leaving out the love triangle
1 Star for getting me to connect on a deep level with every character (including Ruke the giraffe)
1 Star for editing
Overall, 5 out of 5 stars. A book worthy of your bookshelf, both digital and tangible. You'll want to read it again.
This was one of those books you see the cover and are stunned, so you move to the description and half way through just stop and one click it. Yes that's how this story started for me a gorgeous cover and a synopsis that between the lines just told me to stop and read the book, because I will have you crying and frustrated for the next few hours of your day. But in the touch your heart kind of way.
This story was amazing I can't say I've read anything like it and I'm so thrilled I got to. The characters are so well written and I swear I felt like this movie was playing in my head I just would randomly think please someone create this as a movie and don't ruin it because this right here will be the next movie ill be taking the tissue box with me! Sigh I love animals and nature and everything was here, I was this great program that I hope is real if not should be because I felt as though I learned something even if it was all fiction. Evangeline was this main character that you didn't feel sorry for because of hard time etc sure I felt bad but I was rooting for her so loud in my head I could've been a cheerleader lol
I wish her and Caster got a bit closer It seemed a few hints were dropped toward the end but they never did get that little "happy ever after" which had me a bit sad an wanting more. But all around this will one day be a book I'd love to have on my bookcase. Till then my kindle and I are forever great full to have had the pleasure of reading this. 10BRILLIANT STARS!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book but needed a box of tissue. I was not expecting it to gt to me as much as it did. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Vonfarm
I was completely mesmerized by the affection that was so apparent between Evangeline and Ruke. Thankfully I was not disappointed one bit when I read the book. Read morePublished on April 16, 2014 by Liberty Ann Ireland
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
It has been awhile since a book has truly made me cry, but this one did. And while I was at work.... Read more
The headline says it all. I cried a bucket of tears in the first quarter. By halfway through, I'd cried a pond, at seventy five percent the pond turned into a raging river before... Read morePublished on April 15, 2014 by Heather Rexon-Capewell
Wow! This book was amazing! I had no idea what the story was going to be about. I just received it, and started right in on it! Read morePublished on April 3, 2014 by thebigreader
This is the best book I've read in a while and it was even better than I'd hoped it'd be! It was such a heart warming, hilarious(albeit heart breaking at times), refreshing story... Read morePublished on March 25, 2014 by Sarah Burcham
Wonderful book with a touch of romance. Flows nicely, keeps the reader engrossed. Writer might want to brush up on current teen vernacular to help with the readability and... Read morePublished on March 24, 2014 by Kindle Customer