Friday, April 19, 2013

Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer

In Blood Wounds Will is happily living with her mother, stepfather and two perfect stepsisters.  Then all of a sudden her biological father kills his wife and two of his three daughters and authorities think he's on his way to kill Will and her mother.  Once the whole ordeal is over she must deal with the attention, the stress and go to her half sister's funeral.

The book was alright.  The idea was very interesting but I felt the whole ordeal with her father ended very quickly.  Most of the book is spent leading up to the funeral and the events relating to it.  From the book's short description I expected her waiting for her father to show up would be much longer and more interesting.  The book also starts out very oddly, as a flash back and her saying how her life used to be normal.  She goes into a lot of detail that usually isn't in a flashback, like how her mother wants to teach fourth grade and doesn't have to learn about the nineteenth century.  Even with these little flows it was hard to put down.

Reviewed by Amelia.
Reviewed from an advanced reader copy.

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