The Fix

Natasha Sinel (Author)


One conversation is all it takes to break a world wide open.

Seventeen-year-old Macy Lyons has been through something no one should ever have to experience. And she's dealt with it entirely alone.

On the outside, she's got it pretty good. Her family's well-off, she's dating the cute boy next door, she has plenty of friends, and although she long ago wrote her mother off as a superficial gym rat, she's thankful to have allies in her loving, laid-back dad and her younger brother.

But a conversation with a boy at a party one night shakes Macy out of the carefully maintained complacency that has defined her life so far. The boy is Sebastian Ruiz, a recovering addict who recognizes that Macy is hardened by dark secrets. And as Macy falls for Sebastian, she realizes that, while revealing her secret could ruin her seemingly perfect family, keeping silent might just destroy her.

The Fix follows two good-hearted teenagers coming to terms with the cards they were dealt. It's also about the fixes we rely on to cope with our most shameful secrets and the hope and fear that come with meeting someone who challenges us to come clean.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers--picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

Sky Pony
Publish Date
May 15, 2018
5.5 X 1.1 X 8.2 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Natasha Sinel is a writer of young adult fiction. She graduated from Yale University with a BA in English and from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business with an MBA. Before beginning her career as an author, she was director of business development at Showtime Networks. Her next book, Soulstruck, will be released in June 2018. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she now lives in northern Westchester, New York, with her husband and three sons.


IPPY Awards, Gold Medalist in the YA Category, 2016

USA Best Books Awards Finalist, 2015

"If you loved Looking For Alaska, then check out The Fix." --VerveGirl Magazine

"A powerful story of healing . . ." --Kirkus Reviews

"First shot out of the gate, Sinel bravely addresses tough topics, demonstrating that the weight of secrets can pull us under--and their release can save us from drowning." --Holly Schindler, critically acclaimed author of A Blue So Dark and Feral

"A bewitching, beautiful, and brave debut. Readers will marvel at Macy's resilience. Natasha Sinel's writing devastates and uplifts, by turns. An important story of one girl's journey to rewrite the blueprint of her own life by facing the truth inside herself." --Carrie Mesrobian, award-winning author of Sex & Violence and Perfectly Good White Boy

"In her YA debut, Natasha Sinel paints a riveting picture of a teenager haunted by her past and struggling with her present. Macy's world is richly drawn, heartbreakingly real, and difficult to put down. The Fix shines." --I.W. Gregorio, author of None of the Above

"In this masterful debut, Natasha Sinel explores how a shocking act of betrayal can be overlooked within an otherwise loving family. A vivid storyteller, Sinel tackles an emotional topic, portraying the pain and repercussions of Macy's experience with an honest sensitivity. I was hooked from the opening pages of The Fix." --Yvonne Ventresca, award-winning author of Pandemic

"A standout YA debut, The Fix perfectly captures how it feels to be crushed under a life-changing, personal secret since childhood. Sinel's unflinchingly honest writing dissects the lies we tell ourselves to cope with trauma and reveals the power we seize when we finally decide to see the truth." --Marie Jaskulka, author of The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy