The Truth About Fragile Things by Regina Sirois
Bryon died fifty years before his time. Charlotte grew up angry. I grew up scared. And Phillip- well, he never grew up.
And now we are all bound together into one painful heap of humanity. Broken, but bound. And maybe it is only the fact that we are tangled in one terrible knot that will hold us together until we heal. This is unfortunately, and miraculously, my story.
17-year-old Megan Riddick is alive only because a stranger died to save her when she was a toddler. Fifteen years later she ends up in the same high school as that heroic man’s daughter— a girl who never knew her father because he chose to save a child he didn’t know instead of raise the one he loved.
Plagued with guilt and resentment, Megan and Charlotte make an uneasy truce as they join forces to complete the bucket list of the man who made both of their lives possible.