Monday, January 11, 2016

Book Review: The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick has spent her entire life on her grandfather's ranch. But when her estranged sister Ivy uproots her to D.C., Tess is thrown into a world that revolves around politics and power. She also starts at Hardwicke Academy, the D.C. school for the children of the rich and powerful, where she unwittingly becomes a fixer for the high school set, fixing teens’ problems the way her sister fixes their parents’ problems.

And when a conspiracy surfaces that involves the family member of one of Tess's classmates, love triangles and unbelievable family secrets come to light and life gets even more interesting—and complicated—for Tess.

Perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars and Heist Society, readers will be clamoring for this compelling teen drama with a political twist. (Summary from

The Fixer is an adventure through both the politics of Washington D.C. and the struggles of family and friendships. As Tess tries to deal with leaving her beloved ranch home, her aging grandfather, and neglectful sister, she also has to start a new school - not just any school, but one of the most prestigious in the country.

She learns quickly that her sister is much more than she seems - a political fixer who makes sure secrets are swept under the rug - when the President of the United States is leaving the house as she gets home from school. Kids at school think that her sister's fixing abilities are heriditary and begin to come to her for help with their problems when she accidentally saves the Vice President's daughter from scandal.

As always (see my review of The Naturals) Jennifer Lynn Barnes is brilliant and keeps you guessing and yearning to turn the page through this political thriller with an insightful look at the life of a teenager's world that's been turned upside down. Great story!

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