Wrecked

Wrecked
by: E.R. Frank

Dear anyone who cared about Cameron...

I was the driver of the "other" car.
The police and my mother and my father and plenty of people are saying that I didn't kill her. But I know I did. That's what her parents must believe. And my brother, Jack. He always sees what's true. I want to tell him how sorry I am about the accident. I want to say a lot of things to him and to everybody -- like how Cameron was smart and beautiful and kind in a way that isn't all that common in high school. Like how much Jack loved her and how sometimes I can hear him crying through the wall at night. I want to say how bad everything can get. 

In one split second. 

Upside down and shattered. 

Just like that.

Wrecked. 

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My Rating: 4/5

Wrecked is a story that deals with loss, guilt and healing. It centers on Anna as well as her friends and family as they all try to cope due to one situation or another that has impacted them. There are many different elements in this book that don't just revolve around the accident but mostly, it's about the underlying guilt that Anna feels following Cameron's death and the events that unravel as she tries to live her life with the recollection of that one night gone wrong.

I have never read anything by E.R. Frank before but after reading Wrecked I would most definitely pick up another one of her novels. I really enjoyed the way Wrecked was written in a fast paced style. I think it fit the mood and theme of the novel by getting right down to the point yet without sacrificing any necessary description or much else. I felt that Anna's reactions were accurate especially given what had happened to her.

The supporting characters were very realistic and well portrayed as well. I enjoyed Anna's friends and liked how they were all different and presented as such. I also appreciated the family element thrown into this novel especially Anna's mother and father. They represented a different and realistic kind of family  that I'm not so used to reading about.

One of my favourite aspects of Wrecked was the brother sister relationship between Jack and Anna. They aren't as close as they once were and given the accident and the fact that Cameron was Jack's girlfriend, things just become more complicated. The flashback scenes to when they were little kids were one of my favourite aspects of this novel. I love sibling development in books and so I greatly enjoyed the interaction between Jack and Anna, even the stifled conversation that takes place at first.

Overall: I enjoyed this book a lot. If you're looking for a fast paced read with nice character development and you're interested in characters overcoming difficult aspects in their lives then this one is for you.

5 comments:

  1. Great review, I seriousley never heard of this one before, but the description is very good. I was watching Oprah the other day and it was about a girl that was tipsy and drove into another car. It was very sad.

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  2. Awesome review! I haven't heard of this one either, but it sounds wonderful! It definitely sounds like a book I would like :D

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  3. I hadn't heard of this book either, but it sounds very good. Thanks for reviewing and sharing it with us!

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  4. I had heard of this one before and even had it on my wishlist at one time until I swapped book sites and it didn't get switched over and I forgot about it. So I'm really glad to have come across your review.

    I like that this book has a brother/sister relationship because I find stuff like that is getting harder to find in YA books, plus I love the overall premise. I'm so glad you enjoyed this book and thanks for the review. :D

    ~Briana

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  5. I read Friction by Frank and really enjoyed it. This one sounds like a page turner and a story that needs to be told!

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