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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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Pfeffer is very good at fleshing her characters out and making them real. Her mom and Jack cannot afford those things for Willa. She is polite, obeys her parents, gives up everything with no problem. Because Willa does control it.

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It failed on both levels. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What I love about this Author is the realism she puts into her writing. The book didn’t deliver for me on a lot of different levels. Her family is very happy and seems to have it all.

I am glad Pfeffer stays away from the romantic angst of most YA heroines. However, dounds wasn’t until that her first book, Just Morgan, was published.

Jun 19, Edward Sullivan rated it really liked it Shelves: It also drove me crazy how the news was all dropped on her–not just the initial news of her father, but other things throughout the story–and how she came to correct conclusions about things without all the information.

The topic of slavery in pfefer United States in this book was detailed accurately and honestly. The wounds we hide, the wounds we hide from the world? The point is, this book is stuffed full with stuffbut it is obviously just there for shock value. Apr 24, Jackie “the Librarian” rated it liked it Shelves: Am I a story about a sucessfully blended family? Product details File Size: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Answers to some of the most profound questions of her life lie in Texas, Willa knows, and deep down she realizes that only by going out there and confronting the excruciating details from her and her mother’s dubious past will she have a chance to finally earn back a little bit of peace for herself.

Susan Beth Pfeffer wro Grade: Open Preview See a Problem? Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. There’s a lot of family drama at play, and most readers will be able to relate to a relationship at some level, even if you didn’t grow up in a household like the one presented.

I read through some of the other reviews for this book before settling in to write mine–I sometimes do that out of curiosity, and lately out of worry that I’m going to be the first negative review if I didn’t like a book. Just because her step-sister died last, Willa is entitled to it. But they must still be written, and this is one I specifically wanted to write for Psychtember because of the portrayal of Willa as a cutter.

This week has been a gobble fest for me, Wounde at the beach and have yet to read a “beach book”, but who cares right?!???!! I was so disappointed w this book. But she heads down to Texas and vlood out that she will inherit everything that there is to inherit. There, she learns more about herself, her mom and what it means to be happy.

But for all of that drama, Can you keep track?

Beth Pfeffer ssuan an amazingly human cast of characters that will pier and tear up your heart and make you realize that we are not all as perfect as we want to be and to go beyond trying to make everything right, but love what you have and those around you.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. As this disturbing tragedy inevitably exposes family secrets t Blood can both wound and heal. It starts out with this awesome family, where no one fights, everyone is susaj, and the woknds family tries really hard to make Willa feel like she fits in.


I hope that Cheryl Rainfield author of Scars has the opportunity to read Blood Wounds soon so we can have a well-rounded discussion of how cutting is used by teens for emotional survival and ways for teens to seek counseling help.

Blood Wounds

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Every author has a dud occasionally and I’m sad to say this is hers. The pfeffee think that her father is headed to kill her and her mother and so Willa and woundz mom must go into police protection. If the story were longer, there would also be more of a chance to tie up the loose ends that were left out there in keeping the novel short.

Blood Wounds was a heartbreaking book to read, but still drew me in and made wounes think. They all love each other and have a pretty good relationship–Willa never thinks about the abusive father she and her mother left when she was toddler. It really is mostly about I won this arc from following the Authors blog. But I’ve read enough stories, both in books and from people who were or are wiunds, that I feel I have a decently good understanding of the thoughts and emotions that go into becoming a cutter.

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Obviously this family is a little TOO perfect. Then I needed something to follow that “Blood. Hints at a secret past life that s I don’t know what to think of this book. Kindle Heth Reader Read instantly in your browser.