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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OR what about what appears to be a sucessfully blended family but is really still dysfunctional?! Blood wounds is a wunds interesting read. She has basically no self esteem or voice whatsoever, it seems. Bullet wounds, knife wounds, sure.

Lots of people are murdered in really horrible ways and there is so much blood talked about again and again that I just wanted to ask, “What do you think there is going to be when people get cut? Through the heartache Willa learns acceptance and forgiveness. Willa lives with her mother, her stepfather and his daughters.

It really is mostly about the aftermath. Especially because of the age group that I work with.

I never felt like Willa was in danger either physically or psychologically. She isn’t a likeable character and the way she talks is in an adult voice. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Willa knows that her family may not be perfect, but she considers herself pretty happy living in a modest home with her mother, stepfather, and two stepsisters. She really handled herself, and if she were real, she’d grow up to be someone you’d be proud to know. Either that or people hid it better.


Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer — Practically Paradise

What should have been a tension filled story felt flat. Through everything that happens to her, Willa remains strong, and in the face of near poverty, manages to do what she believes is right for everyone involved, The result isn’t a rosy, serendipitous solution, and her family isn’t completely content, but they are much more honest with each other and on their way to establishing an even stronger relationship.

Rhapsody in Books Weblog. I appreciate the fact that it showed that no family is perfect, no matter how they may appear. I love a story with well-developed secondary characters. Her stepsister’s mother pays for them to go to fancy schools, travel and compete in very expensive hobbies; whereas Willa doesn’t have the money to do these things.

I am drawn to novels about troubled teens.

And, for the first seventy pages or so of Blood Woundsthat’s just the sort of tense, suspenseful writing that we get, loaded with all “No saints in this world, sweetie.

She doesn’t express her discontent, but instead hides in the basement and cuts herself. In particular, I really don’t like Willa’s mother.

There are other books by this author that are better. None of it gelled for me, and the story and characte 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 woundss out of worry that I’m going to be the first negative review if Pfeffet didn’t like a book. This book takes a look at those who are left behind to pick up the pieces blodo one of these terrible events occurs. Sep 08, Asheley rated it liked it.


Mar 29, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don’t get at all the idea that Willa comes to that she’s supposed to just act the way she’s expected and whatever–not one person treats her that way!

I did enjoy her moon apocalypse series, so I know she does write compulsive prose. I married to one.

A dark and powerful family drama. I didn’t identify with Willa because I’ve never been in any of her situations but I did root for her. For starters, it’s written very poorly.

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I feel like their entire family was based on a pyramid scheme of emotional usury. On one hand, I figure I should probably read about these issues having teenagers. There are no parents there and Willa is forced to deal with this herself. Jul 21, Teril rated it it was amazing. I hate to think of people doing this to themselves. Every author has a dud occasionally and I’m sad to say this is hers.

This story left me on bteh edge of my pfeffsr, wondering what new secret will be revealed next. When Willa finally blold ahold of her mom’s friend, she is told that “Budge” has done something bad and her mom may be in danger.

I would have loved to find out, for example, more of Trace’s Willa’s long-lost brother back story and I would have loved to see a little more of Willa and Trace interacting together as siblings.