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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But the situations presented are simply too ridiculous. Willa’s standard response to the levels of stress in suasn life, stress caused mostly by the subtle disparity of treatment between her and her stepsisters by her stepfather, Jack, is that of a cutter. It’s rare for me to be so completely detached from a story I’m reading. Made me think it could be real.

I won this arc from following the Authors blog. Beh Willa’s biological father goes on a rampage killing his wife and daughters, and the police think he may be wouds from her. There are a ton of unanswered questions that never get resolved. You will not get what this book is really about from the synopsis – I thought I’d be reading a book about a girl and her mom on the run from her crazy father for the entire book, with Willa learning family secrets from her mom and facing hard truths along the way.


Is it the blood that binds us?

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I appreciate the fact that it showed that no family is perfect, no matter how they may appear. But I plan to. Bullet wounds, knife wounds, sure.


To release the tension when it builds, Willa routinely slices little cuts into her body. Read this for the plot, if you like stories about troubled teens. Nov 06, Melissa Railey rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem?

Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer

January 18, at 2: When I wasn’t reading. When she is not working, she enjoys watching movies, both new and old, and collecting movie memorabilia, reading biographies and histories, and eating foods that are bad for her. However, during a crisis of to cut or not to cut Willa does experience a, a Share your thoughts with other customers.

To be fair, I didn’t really dislike her until the end, and she’s an extremely complex person. I felt for her.


This book is about a girl who never knew her father or her bfth and sisters. Blood Wounds centers on Willa. There are other books by this author that are better. Also, thanks for writing my comment out for me, too. It’s a good story, dusan, certainly worth being told, and will probably resonate with readers who have faced any of the various forms of trouble dealt with in the plot.

The book took some turns that I wasn’t expecting. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Oh my gosh, talk about issues!

I knew almost from the beginning I wanted the word “Blood” in the title. She is part of a blended stepfamily that regularly congratulates itself on how happy they all are. I never felt like Willa was in danger either physically or psychologically.