REVIEW: Delicate, by Steph Campbell

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Synopsis: Sydney Pierce has just met the guy of her dreams…just don’t tell her psycho boyfriend, Trevor.

With a gorgeous boyfriend, a thriving gymnastics career and a stellar academic record, anyone would assume that Sydney has it all. That’s precisely what the seventeen-year-old perfectionist wants you to believe, and she works hard to keep up the pretense. Especially now that there are cameras following her for a documentary on Olympic hopefuls.

When Grant, the charming new student, disrupts her carefully crafted routine, the cracks beneath her perfect façade begin to rise to the surface and despite Trevor’s objections to their friendship, she can’t stay away from him.

As her connection to Grant pulls her closer to him, the once lighthearted relationship with Trevor takes an intense and dark turn, forcing her into a position in which not only her happiness, but her safety is at stake. Can Sydney learn to let go of everything she is clinging to in order to gain everything she has ever wanted, or will she realize her breaking point too late?


For anyone that’s read Grounding Quinn, you know who Sydney is, but what you don’t know about her my shock you. This is a tough story to read at times, and for a good reason – it’s something I’m sure a lot of girls experience in their lives… and it’s sad. Her boyfriend Trevor is becoming more and more controlling and abusive. But Sydney is is taking it all in stride, trying to see the positive in everything. She’s working on her gymnastics, still grieving the death of her mother – and now is working with a documentary crew who is filming her for a film on Olympic Hopefuls. This girl has more than enough on her plate.

Trevor….. well he use to be her savior, the one person she could count on to help her through everything, but once he isn’t getting enough attention from her things start going down hill fast…. and in walks Grant.

Grant is a new student at their high school, and he and Sydney hit it off right from the start. They share a connection – one she hasn’t felt with Trevor in a very long time. As things progress Grant gets the feeling that something bad is going on between Sydney and her boyfriend and he wants to help. But that would make everything real – and Sydney can’t have that.

We get to see Sydney and Grant’s relationship forge from the beginning and watch as he helps her realize she can’t continue on with Trevor, and that things will only get worse.

The story is sad, beautiful, and very real.

Check it out!

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