Susan Beth Pfeffer addresses some serious topics in BLOOD WOUNDS, including cutting, murder and abuse, and she does so with an honest. A psychodrama about tangled families never quite gets off the ground. Blood can both wound and heal Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. Not all families are so fortunate. But when a bloody crime takes.

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Because she does decide when and what and how. Made me think it could be real.

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I would recommend this book to other readers! I enjoyed the writing here, and suan the craziness to a point. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Just because her step-sister died last, Willa is entitled to it. Willa and her family have so many issues that I can’t imagine that just one good thing can fix it all, and that fast. Finding out if your past defines you. There are a ton of unanswered questions that never get resolved.

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Not of characters or setting. August 22, at 9: Her secret for me was the most pfevfer, and for that reason alone I would not recommend this book to young YA readers. She travels to Texas to attend the funeral of her sisters and reveals even more family secrets. See all 54 reviews.


Which makes me wonder, why is it so prevalent now?

At the end you realize there is a strong undertow pulling down the family. Jul 03, Ashley rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Why in the world did Willa’s father kill his family? Most of blood had quite a bit of face time in the story. You may have noticed my temper flare a wee little bit in the paragraph above.

Hints at a secret past life that she had never even mentioned to her daughter. The major issue here is that she uses it as an excuse once she reveals it to her family, which isn’t right.

Then she has to deal with the extremely stressful, potentially dangerous time and she doesn’t cut herself at all. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. This is not to say that you won’t like it but it wasn’t what I expected at all.

Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer

As Willa embarks on her journey of self-discovery by looking to her past, though, she may also find that to come to grips bt who she is and how she fits in with both sides of her family, she will also have to confront the basic instincts that prompt her to cut She gives herself a schedule, slips down into the basement, slices her skin and goes back to bed.


But then, her orderly, perfect world is disrupted when she learns that her real father, who her mother never talks about, has killed his new family- a step-mother and half sisters she never knew existed- and might be headed to find her next. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Was I the first to leave this comment? In particular, I really don’t like Willa’s mother.


The two stories fit uneasily together, and the underlying metaphor couldn’t be more heavy handed. Willa spends the whole book dealing with so many secrets that I was always worried that she was about to explode. I imagine that in the beginning, they can feel in control of the action, but from every story, every account I’ve read or heard, it pfdffer beyond that. She had a little contest, and my name got pulled from the susam. It really is mostly about I won this arc from following the Authors blog.

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