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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Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. The characters are not well-formed at all and there are too many questions left over at the end. The book took some turns that I wasn’t expecting. It carried my attention well and was easy to digest. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Everything’s all better now! Feb 04, Josiah rated it it was ok. Despite the opportunity, however, there was not much in the way of character maturity and I think this is largely due to the susa of the book. I don’t even kind of pretend to personally know what it’s like, because I’ve never done it. Blood Wounds is a page-turning read that pauses you to think about what humans to do one another.



Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The story is entertaining, even with the serious themes it carries. I found this book to be extremely unrealistic is so many ways.

The conflicts are universal. The Year Without Michael. The only time I felt any emotion while reading was during the scenes that talked about or showed Willa cutting- and it’s not the emotion I was supposed suasn feel. While Willa deals with the truth of her blood relatives and her feelings of shame, she explores the difference between a healthy family relationship and one where members are forced to suppress their needs and wants to keep the peace.

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Too bad it was a setup. Please try again later. There, she learns more about herself, her mom and what it means to be happy. This book is nothing like the Life or Someting like it series.

She also has some sort of hallucination of her father killing her half-sisters before she cuts, which is weird. See all 54 reviews.

Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer — Practically Paradise

Nov 06, Barbara rated it liked it Shelves: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here They may have worked had woundx been spread out over a few novels or had Willa gone through some fucked up inner conflict. Because of Brooke and Alyssa’s special schools, they must move once again, right before Willa’s senior year.


She hardly ever let her emotions go and when she did, an adult, whether it was her parents or her parents’ friends would reel her back in. Always feeling left out Willa cuts herself to relieve the stress she feels in her home.

It gets a little messy, though, with Willa’s mother keeping information about her father from her She travels to Texas to attend the funeral of her sisters and reveals even more family secrets.

Get to Know Us. It wasn’t at all what I was expecting or hoping for. When I first heard about Blood Wounds, I was really excited.

Not of characters or setting.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Another example of this would be Willa’s stepfather Jack.