"Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak meets Kathy Reichs' Virals." —bookseller Jill Moore, Square Books Jr.
New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons makes her YA debut with a taut, riveting thriller hailed as "an intense page-turner" by April Henry, bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die.
WOULD YOU PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE TO BE NORMAL?
Diagnosed with a rare and untreatable heart condition, Scarlet has come to terms with the fact that she's going to die. Literally of a broken heart. It could be tomorrow, or it could be next year. But the clock is ticking...
All Scarlet asks is for a chance to attend high school—even if just for a week—a chance to be just like everyone else. But Scarlet can feel her heart beating out of control with each slammed locker and vicious taunt. Is this normal? Really? Yet there's more going on than she knows. And finding out the truth might just kill Scarlet before her heart does...
Praise for CJ Lyons:
"A great thriller—action packed, authentic, and intense." –#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child
"A pulse-pounding adrenalin rush!" –#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner
"A high-stakes adventure with dire consequences." —New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry
"A compelling new voice in thrillers...the characters come alive." —New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver
"Harrowing, emotional, action-packed and brilliantly realized. CJ Lyons writes with the authority only a trained physician can bring to a story, blending suspense and friendship into an irresistible read." —New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs
Praise For Broken…
"[A] fast-paced thriller" with a "I-totally-didn't-see-it-coming ending." — Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life
"Broken is an intense page-turner. Readers will race to the end to see if Scarlet will uncover the truth about herself and those around her before it's too late." — April Henry, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Lyons dives deep into the human soul... Her three dimensional characters resonate with readers long after the final page." --RT BookReviews, on Black Sheep " — RT Book Reviews
"Scarlet is a likable character, smart and savvy, sheltered and innocent. Her friends and enemies are well drawn and the tension feels real . . . Readers who enjoy surprise revelations as in Matt de la Peña's I Will Save You will appreciate the twist here." — School Library Journal
"The concept of this book is an interesting and fresh one...[Readers] swept up by the unraveling of Scarlet's life will be happy they kept reading" — VOYA
"[A] suspenseful thriller laced with medical intrigue and coming-of-age triumph. " — Booklist
"A chilling medical suspense story—Lyons' specialty—expertly entwines with teen-oriented family drama and the eye-rolling social hierarchy that is high school...Not just for teens, Broken effectively addresses many modern issues, including bullying and the pediatric healthcare system. " — RT Book Reviews, Top Pick, 4 ½ Stars
Sourcebooks Fire, 9781402285455, 336pp.
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sixteen novels, former pediatric ER doctor CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting-edge Thrillers with Heart. CJ has been called a "master within the genre" (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as "breathtakingly fast-paced" and "riveting" (Publishers Weekly) featuring "characters with beating hearts and three dimensions" (Newsday). Learn more about CJ's Thrillers with Heart at www.CJLyons.net.