The Fixer

The Fixer

Book - 2015
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When her grandfather develops dementia, sixteen-year-old Tess, who has been keeping his Montana ranch going, is whisked away to Washington, D.C., by a sister she barely knows and thrown into a world of politics, power, wealth, love triangles, and family secrets.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2015
ISBN: 9781619635944
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 22 cm


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Nov 04, 2017

Tess Kendrick has spent most of her life with her grandfather, so when her sister, Ivy Kendrick, suddenly shows up, she’s forced to move to Washington D.C. As she enrolls in Hardwicke Academy, a posh school in D.C, she starts questioning who her sister really is for her to be able to attend this school. When deliveries are made to their house on Sundays, Tess understands how little she knows of her sister’s career. When she learns the infamous Ivy Kendrick is D.C.’s official ‘fixer’, there’s no turning back. What’s even more astonishing is when Tess absent-mindedly follows the steps of her sister and soon enough becomes Hardwicke’s official ‘fixer’. But when the problems start piling up, both sisters’ worlds crash together. The problem Tess is faced with is too hard to fix and even if she is able to, she knows the price she’ll have to pay is too high. It later on occurs to Tess that anything is possible in D.C. 9/10 stars
- @Bibliomaniac of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 07, 2017

This book is fantastic. It is the real deal. Little twist and turns. I don't like books of these story lines. But I would read all of her books. I also did not know it was a series but there is a second on. This is a 5 star book. *****

P.S read this in 6th grade.

GCPL_Teen Jun 23, 2017

Very thrilling! Who knew high school could be so intricately tied to the workings of national security...

Apr 27, 2017

I love this book. It's a smart, action packed political thriller and I tell people that it's like Scandal set in high school, but without all the romantic drama.

Aug 31, 2016

All the complexities of a WW2 in high school.

KATIE ESCHER Jun 06, 2016

There wasn't a lot of "thriller" to this book, and quite a bit of it was predictable. That said, I enjoyed it for what it was and will probably continue with the series.


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cmlibrary_jcurrie Jun 25, 2018

Tess Kendrick lives with her grandfather in Montana. Her grandfather has dementia and his memory is getting worse. Tess is sent to live in Washington, D.C. with her older sister Ivy while her grandfather is placed in a nearby assisted living facility. Tess is enrolled in an elite private school where her sister is well known. Tess doesn’t know what her sister does in D. C. but she knows that she is important. The students at Hardwicke, where Tess attends school, assume that Tess has some of her sister’s talents and call on her to help them with big problems. Tess finds herself involved in things that she can’t fix and ends up risking her life. Ivy is called in to help but it might be too late.


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