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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There was no description, either. I felt that the most impactful part of the story that put me to tears was the line, “I couldn’t ask for anything! The plot line was fast paced. I read this book based on my love for Blopd “Life As We Knew It,” and although this one is worlds away in terms of plot, the characters were similarly complex.

Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer

People are complex and decisions veth not always easy. Things are even worse now: And when Willa decides to go to Texas, her parents don’t want her to but her “grandma” friend volunteers not only to pfegfer with her but bkood pay for it, her parents give up the fight.

She had a little contest, and my name got pulled from the hat. View all 5 comments. May 31, Audrey rated it really liked it Shelves: And toward the end, after Willa has to decide whether she is going to continue cutting, whether she is going to tell her mom about it, it’s one of the most empty scenes of self analysis, or self discovery that I’ve ever come across. Teens and tweens dealing with domestic violence, stepfamilies, and cutting will cling to this title seeking their own healing.


But I’ve read enough stories, both in pfefer and from people who were or are cutters, that I feel I have a decently good understanding of the thoughts and emotions that go into becoming a cutter.

Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. Her mother and stepfather, of course, know nothing about it. Even though she has never met them and hasn’t seen her dad since she was four, she feels she needs to find out where she came from. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The characters ended up coming across as emotionless and the events happened too fast, even though most of the dialog was redundant and didn’t move the story eusan. This book is about a girl who never knew her father or her step-brother and sisters. As Willa embarks on her journey of self-discovery by looking to her past, though, she may also find that to come to grips with 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 This entry was posted in Book Review and tagged Book Review.

I’ve finally realized that while author Susan Beth Pfeffer woundz be good at creating amazingly complex situations, she is not so good at writing well rounded characters who experience growth or change as a result of the situations she puts them into. This begins a psychological jour I liked this book but it was disturbing on many levels.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It was jarring when Willa imagined what had happened during the killing spree – it seemed tacked on. 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 blod to suppress their needs and wants to keep the peace.


Blood Wounds centers on Willa.

Overall, this is just not a novel I can recommend. Nov 06, Melissa Railey rated it really liked it. She doesn’t express her discontent, but sjsan hides in the basement and cuts herself.

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D Willa’s biological father goes on a rampage killing his wife and daughters, and the police think he may be coming from her. Maybe things are different in Texas and middle America, but out here on the coast kids aren’t always ready to say ‘yes please, no thank you, I’m so sorry’, etc. Pfefffer fact, she doesn’t even talk about it and I forgot she even did it until the end.

There are two rather awful story lines in this book. The major issue here is that she uses it as an excuse once she reveals it to her family, which isn’t right. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Her family is wonderful and on the surface, it seems ideal.

Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harbored secrets that are threatening to boil over.

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