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Review by Anniek
Jovi and Katie have been best friends for a very long time. Jovi has always been the shy one and is fine with living in the shadows. Katie is the one that everybody notices and she's the light of the party everywhere she goes. This summer is the first Jovi and Katie will spend apart from each other. Katie will be gone for three months, which leaves Jovi to work her boring job for a minimum wage. The first morning alone Jovi sees on the news that Katie’s plane has crashed, leaving no survivors. Instead of three months without Katie, Jovi now has to learn to live without her completely. This leaves her shattered beyond repair. Before she left Katie made a bucket list for Jovi to complete during the summer. Will Jovi be able to step out of the shadows and shine just like Katie wanted her to?
Jovi can’t imagine a life without Katie and she has a hard time accepting what happened. Jovi and Katie come from different backgrounds, but this was never an issue for them. Now that Jovi has to live for both of them she decides to take the holiday Katie was supposed to go on. On the day of Katie’s funeral Jovi meets River at Katie’s house. He awakens feelings inside her that she never felt before. Together they go on a road trip to Miami and they have so much fun together. River helps Jovi to cross items off of her bucket list and Jovi starts to embrace her new personality. Katie and Jovi were close, but Katie never mentioned River. What’s his connection to Katie?
Jovi is such a sweet person. I admired her for trying to pick up the pieces after her best friend dies. She’s so much stronger than she thinks and it’s this strength that makes her come out of her shell. Jovi has a great sense of humor and I laughed out loud several times when she got into some tricky situations. Jovi has a big heart and I was hoping for her to find what she needed to enjoy life again.
F*cking Shattered is an emotional story about overcoming one of the most painful losses of your life. I can’t even imagine how devastated I would be if it would happen to me, but even though this is such a difficult topic K.B. Andrews managed to not have the bad outshine the good. Jovi learns so many new things, things that make her stronger and increase her self esteem. F*cking Shattered made me cry, but also showed me the beautiful things in life. Love has the power to heal and Jovi and River need each other to become whole again. F*cking Shattered is a beautiful moving story with interesting main characters. I really loved this emotional rollercoaster.
If you love to read books that make you feel F*cking Shattered would be a perfect choice.