Blood Wounds

Blood Wounds

Book - 2011
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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 place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa’s peaceful life. The estranged father she hardly remembers has murdered his new wife and children, and is headed east toward Willa and her mother. Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harbored secrets that are threatening to boil over. Has everything Willa believed about herself been a lie? But as Willa sets out to untangle the mysteries of her past, she also keeps her own secret—one that has the potential to tear apart all she holds dear.

Baker & Taylor
Willa seems to have a perfect life as a member of a loving blended family until the estranged father she barely remembers murders his wife and children, then heads toward Willa and her mother.

Publisher: Boston : Harcourt, 2011
ISBN: 9780547496382
Branch Call Number: YA FIC PFE
Characteristics: 248 p. ;,22 cm.


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Sep 05, 2013

Interesting story line not all focused on Willa's father as I expected it to be. I feel it was geared towards more of a younger teen audience, but as an older young adult I felt I could understand and relate better to the family dynamics that are explored. Her step sisters get everything money can buy while Willa feels she can't ask for anything nor disagree or argue or risk losing her family, which is why she turns to cutting in order to deal. I enjoyed this book overall, and was a quick read.

KJtheEpicFailure Nov 11, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. The begininning surprised me, for it had me wondering, "What could happen next after this?". But Pfeffer is an amazing author and took a few turns in the book I was not expecting. Great story!

Jun 24, 2012

This book gives you a better understand of why some would cut

Feb 29, 2012

Great book! I woult definetly read it again. The story is intresting and kept me reading.

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Feb 29, 2012

Red_Ape_10 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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