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Book Review of Precious and Fragile Things

Precious and Fragile Things
dwarrickh avatar reviewed on + 46 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2

Well, I guess the moral of this story is if you are overwhelmed by your fast-paced stressful every day life you should be careful what you wish for and never take your "normal" life for granted. Life as you know it could change in the blink of an eye.

Always dependable, take-care-of-everything, mother and wife, Gilly, made a decision that comes back to haunt her in the days ahead as she is forced to face the consequences of that choice. While I know she was the victim (which she played for all it was worth), that first bad decision she made at the gas station in essence made Todd, her carjacker, a victim too. He never planned on having to deal with her long term.

I have to admit I felt much more empathy for Todd than I did Gilly as this story unfolded. His early childhood and life were tragic beyond belief and he just seemed like such a lost soul to me. And I was crushed by the way this story ended. When I realized what was going to happen I began to cry and even though there were only 5 or 6 pages left in the book I found myself wanting to just put it down and not finish. It's not that I don't understand why it had to be that way, I just wished for something different. But what is the answer when he had no future if she left and she didn't have one if she stayed?

This is not a light happy read. Normally with a Megan Hart book I wait a few days before beginning something else to just let it sink in and to ponder what I have just read because she has a way of really getting to me with her stories. That will not be the case this time, even though she did still get to me. I have to get this one out of my head as fast as I can. The end was that disturbing to me.

So did I love this book or hate it? I don't really know!!