All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan

All That I Can Fix

In Makersville, Indiana, people know all about Ronney—he’s from that mixed-race family with the dad who tried to kill himself, the pill-popping mom, and the genius kid sister. If having a family like that wasn’t bad enough, the local eccentric at the edge of town decided one night to open up all the cages of his exotic zoo—lions, cheetahs, tigers—and then shoot himself dead. Go figure. Even more proof that you can't trust adults to do t...


Details All That I Can Fix

TitleAll That I Can Fix
Author
Release DateJun 12th, 2018
PublisherSimon Pulse
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Health, Mental Health, Mental Illness
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Reviews All That I Can Fix

  • Kate
    2018-06-24
    1.5 // Super bummed. I thought I’d love this but I found myself repeatedly dozing off and getting distracted the entire time. I loved Mina—she’s the little queen of my heart, but that’s pretty much all that I liked about this book 😞Thank you so much to Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy of this book for review.
  • Madison
    2018-05-09
    What to say about a book that is one part humorous, two parts ridiculous, and the rest a bundle of important messages, from mental health, stigma, and racism, to gun control and animal cruelty? All That I Can Fix is a novel that faces difficult topics straight on, with an abruptness that is both disconcerting and refreshing. When the local exotic zoo owner shoots himself and lets loose his animals, Ronney isn’t fazed. What’s a camel on the lo...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2018-07-08
    2 starsEh. I wasn't really feeling this but it's due from the library next Friday and I wanted to read it, but it ended up being not for me. There were too many random things going on with the zoo animals being on the loose, and I suppose it was intended to mimic Ronney's character development, but I feel like there just wasn't enough focus on his personal growth and too many "out-there" sort of things happening. Also, Ronney is really rude and s...
  • Khine Lin Htet
    2018-06-22
    Seeing animals shot was very uncomfortable for me. Other than that, it's a great read. I hated all the characters in the beginning and it was suffocating to read. However as the story reveals more, everything falls into place and everyone starts to get their shits together. Gotta say I consider giving this book up during the 1st 50 pages, after that, it exchanges itself into something that's impossible to put down. I love how the author deals wit...
  • Ms. Yingling
    2018-04-20
    E ARC from EdelweissInteresting, but too YA for my collection.
  • Nannette Demmler
    2018-06-09
    This is my favorite opening line so far this year. I was instantly drawn in by it and had to find out was going on here. As I read the next few pages I was amazed at how quickly I got into Ronney’s head and completly understood him. Due to the circumstances in his life he had to grow up fast and basically become the responsible adult of his family, and he is only 15.Ronny was an incredible character. He is smart, sarcastic, angry at life but he...
  • Lauren
    2018-04-09
    I was given an ARC by the publisher, in exchange for a fair review.I'll say right off the back that normally, YA novels aren't really my favorite novels. They're page-turners, but not in the way that you would normally use that description. They're usually page-turners because they're too easy for me to read through. "All That I Can Fix" is not a page-turner, and in the best kind of way.Crystal Chan's second novel is almost like a linear Haruki M...
  • Lynndell
    2018-06-15
    Sad, harsh, funny and enlightening all at the same time!Thanks to NetGalley and Simon Pulse for the opportunity to read and review All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan. After reading the synopsis, I thought the story would be harsh and depressing. It’s both of those with a bit of humor added into the mix. It’s almost a desperation humor and a way for the main character, Ronney to deal with his rough life. He’s fifteen and pretty much like a p...
  • Amy Potts Ostrowski
    2018-04-21
    From page one I was in Ronney’s head--felt his love, worry, anger, happiness, and above all, his loyalty to his family, the people who need him to keep their world turning. The voice in this book grabbed me, then the inner workings of family and friendship kept me hooked until the very end. Life is never easy, and All That I Can Fix handles that with an effective mix of seriousness and humor, all with the backdrop of a town in the midst of a su...
  • Sarah
    2018-06-25
    I received this from Netgalley/Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.After Ronney’s father failed to commit suicide, Ronney has had to pick up his slack around the house. His father is suffering from severe depression and won’t even get dressed, so Ronney fixes the house and helps with the bills. Ronney has serious anger as a result of this and spews vial words at everyone in his life. When a local person frees various exotic animals and...
  • Tracie
    2018-07-06
    There's so much going on in this book, escaped exotic animals, a family reeling from a failed suicide attempt, unrequited love and much more. I fell in love with Ronney though; he's taking it all on his shoulders and that's a lot for anyone, let alone a fifteen year old. He's angry, confused, frustrated and afraid to trust, but who can blame him?
  • Kelly
    2018-06-19
    I'll let G. Neri speak for me: "What do a runaway cheetah, a John Lennon poster, a girl named George, a pair of jeans riddled with question marks, and Jello have in common? Crystal Chan's life-affirming new novel, "All That I Can Fix." This is an easy read, meant for teens but really a beautiful story about how giving up on the ones we love -- or fighting for them -- matters.
  • Shannon
    2018-07-08
    The premise of this book was so interesting but it didn't live up to my expectations. The main character was unlikable. The animals roaming free allowed to cause so much chaos was unbelievable. The town's lack of urgency in finding the animals and keeping the community safe was ridiculous.
  • Courtney
    2018-03-30
    The description of this book was fantastic but the execution was a letdown. This gets two stars for Mina and Sam (the author did little siblings very well). The rest was pure teenage angst and cynicism without any sort of hope to help make you through it.
  • Erin
    2018-04-08
    1.5 Stars
  • Donna
    2018-07-17
    I liked it, but between the escaped animals, the depressed dad, the runaway kid, and the love triangle there was almost too much going on.
  • Anna
    2018-04-10
    I thought that all I can fix was a really good book. I thought it was really captivating and that most of the subplots really added to the story. However, one of the more prominent subplots should have been a little more developed. I also really like the characters.
  • Caitlin
    2017-12-28
    Exotic animals have been released by the owner of a local zoo, moments before he shoots himself dead in the small town of Makersville, Indiana. This is probably the last thing that teenager Ronney needs in his life. Surprisingly as news worthy an event this is, it is nothing compared to the harsh realities of his own life. Ronney is from a mixed-race family from that one side of town, and since Makersville is small, Ronney knows that all eyes are...
  • Marta Sala
    2017-11-06
    DNF2° x 3x1