Reviewed by Jocelyn Pearce for TeensReadToo.com
Cameron and Allie are sisters. They used to look like it, too. Since Cameron turned fifteen, though, things have changed. Cameron and Allie inherited big noses from their father, but other than that, they both have the good looks of their mother, formerly a rather famous model. When Cameron turned fifteen, her life changed completely. For the better, she says.
How? She got a nose job. She turned from homely to gorgeous, moved to a new school, and now she's so much more popular and happy than before! Plastic surgery, Cameron feels, is a brilliant idea. It can fix everything, right?
Now she is turning fifteen, and Allie's mother feels that she needs the same birthday present Cameron got: a nose job. It made Cameron a much happier person, and who wouldn't want that for their other daughter? Problem is, nobody asked Allie. Allie is already confident and happy, the way Cameron keeps saying plastic surgery made her. There's one thing she's not that Cameron is, though: gorgeous. But really, does Allie need to be gorgeous? Or is that just what her family has led her to believe?
Leslie Margolis's novel FIX is, aside from being an interesting story about a family, particularly two sisters, a great look at a rather controversial issue: plastic surgery, particularly for teenagers. It shows all sides of the issue, from the perspective of two teenage girls (who, admittedly, could be slightly more realistic characters at times). It is a riveting story, and Allie's and Cameron's very different motivations for making the decisions that they do are quite believable. FIX is certainly worth reading, particularly for anyone who is considering plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons.