Monday, May 12, 2014

Broken by C.J. Lyons

Scarlet is going to school for the first time in her life.  She has Long QT, a disease that can lead to your heart not being able to restart on it's own after a skip or shock.  Scarlet's parents have only agreed to a one week trial at school and it starts off poorly when she immediately makes an enemy of the school's popular, bullying football player.  But Scarlet also bonds with the members of her peer mentoring group and Tony, a boy in English who seems as obsessed with classic movies as she is.  Assigned to do a project on one of their medical histories Scarlet and Tony beginning researching her past and genetics.  Scarlet's mom is totally against the project and won't share any of her files.  When Scarlet steals the files and begins secretly checking them she learns some things that make her question her past and her diagnosis.  This book had me on the edge of my seat wanting to read more.  I was sure I knew what was happening but I couldn't wait to find out if I was right (and I was!).