Review: Fault Line

Mar •  11 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Fault LineFault Line by Christa Desir
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Simon Pulse on October 15th 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl — sarcastic free-spirit, Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want.

But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone.

Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame?

Ben wants to help her, but she refuses to be helped. The more she pushes Ben away, the more he wonders if there’s anything he can do to save the girl he loves.

Before I even start with this review, I want to forewarn you that this story is not pretty. It’s ugly, dark and the cold hard truth. If you do not like rape stories, especially ones that are graphic and dark, I suggest you take care when you read this.

Once upon a time, I was college and met this girl. Let’s call her A. She was fun, free and loud. One night at a party something went wrong and she was never the same. After that, she didn’t seem to care about anything. All she wanted to do was party hard and harder. People started to talk about her and she didn’t even bat an eye. She told me that she was pregnant, had an abortion and went to party again. Only to call me a few weeks later, saying that she might be pregnant again and needed to borrow money from me for another abortion. I put my foot down and talked to her. She didn’t like what I had to say and stop being my friend. I felt like I lost and had no idea what to do to help her. After years of destroying herself, her body and her soul, she finally came clean. We became friends again but it wasn’t the same.

What Fault Line reads is true. And unfortunately I lived through that exact thing with my friend. Every minute of every day she destroyed everything. She took blame in for what happen to her and carried it around everywhere. No matter what I said to her, to no avail would she listen. I thank God that she did eventually got the help that she needed but it took years.

What I want to say is that many people may not like this story and the pictures it paints. But guess what? We live in a REAL WORLD, with ugly people. This stuff happens FOR REAL. People self-destruct and it not only hurts them but hurts others around them. Not everything occurs just like the story but each victim has their own story to tell and their own heartache to go through.

So when you read this story, think about the girls and boys who go through this. Who hide everything inside just to live. Who live with this darkness that they can not get rid of no matter how hard they push it aside. It’s takes months…years of help to get even an ounce of some normalcy.

In short, this book is good…really good. I swear it was like I was living my Freshmen year all over again. It made me cry and it made me angry that I didn’t do more for A. Read it.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Heather
    Mar 11, 2014

    Great review Savy!

    I really enjoyed this book too! I liked the way that the author did not “skirt” around the subject and was not afraid to tell the ugly truth!

  2. I’m glad this was told with an eye for what it would feel like. Still, it is told from a friend’s POV and I’d be curious to really dive into Ani’s life.

    • Savannah
      Mar 12, 2014

      It is so good. Really good.

  3. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Mar 11, 2014

    I’m so sorry that happened to your friend. I’m glad that she was eventually able to accept that what happened wasn’t her fault.
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  4. I loved how powerful, gritty, and raw this book was. It’s definitely not what I was expecting. I hate that you had to go through a similar situation. I couldn’t even imagine. I do wish that the love had been drawn out a little bit more. It felt too insta-love for me.

  5. Candace
    Mar 12, 2014

    This sounds SO emotional! I have read other reviews for it too. I think realistic books are important. Some people can relate to it and it might help them. I went through something similar in the self destruct sense, but it was very different. I had a lot of things being said about me and no one believed the truth and if I was going to be accused of it I might as well make it true. Luckily I grew up and got out of the ‘stage’. It was a teenager thing mostly, but it messed up my life for awhile. Anyway, this might be hard to read, but it’s important. Wonderful review. And sorry about your friend, but I’m glad she got help.