I spent the past week reading Fractured by Shay Siegel. It was a really fast read because the chapters were short and manageable and the storyline kept moving so I didn’t want to put it down.
Fractured follows 16 year old football star, Mason Vance. After a bad hit during a gam, he breaks his wrist and his world as he knows it changes. Football is his life and without it he feels lost. While he waits for his wrist to heal and hopefully learn that he can play football again, he meets Lace. While Mason is only 16, he has hooked up with a ton of girls and is constantly hopping from girl to girl. It’s been his thing and he’s never thought twice about it. Until he meets Lace and she’s not like the typical girls he gets together with. He actually likes her and wants to get to know her. When something happens to makes Mason act like his old self, he finally realizes how he’s behaved with girls for so long and is disgusted with himself. Can Lace forgive him? Can he forgive himself?
I thought this book had a really interesting storyline and it was a really good perspective to read from. So often we read stories from the girl’s perspective, feeling manipulated or pressured into sex or do something she didn’t really want to do, but not from the guy’s perspective once he realizes what he’s done. It reminds me of how people are always saying instead of focusing on teaching girls how to behave to avoid these situations why don’t we teach boys to not act that way?
I really enjoyed this book and would read another book that follows Mason in college to see what happens next for him.
*I was sent this book in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.*