Fix Me

By Rune Michaels
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416957720, 149pp.)

Publication Date: December 6, 2011

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Orphaned as a child, terrorized by her abusive brother, and haunted by memories, Leia feels exposed, powerless, and vulnerable. When her tormented mind can stand it no longer, she escapes to the zoo, where she finds shelter and seeks refuge. The zoo is a sanctuary: a protective space for families, and a safe place for the traumatized to forget. But can she ever feel safe? Can she ever forget?

Once again, Rune Michaels brings us a harrowing psychological drama that raises questions about the very nature of humanity. This chilling tale will challenge our preconceptions of family, memory, and self, leaving readers wondering, are we the pinnacle of evolution—or are we just animals on display?




About the Author
Rune Michaels studied psychology at the University of Iceland and at the University of Copenhagen. Her books include "Genesis Alpha", "The Reminder", and "Nobel Genes". She lives with her family in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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