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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Although this book is about family, I can’t tell you a thing about Willa’s mother, step or biological fathers or her step sisters because they are written with no personality.

There are other books by this author that are better.

There’s some hard and raw stuff to deal with in this story and I think that won’t appeal to a lot of readers. Rebecca Weimert Contemporary Realistic Fiction Willa susn with her mother, stepfather, and two stepsisters. Any of you feel the same way?

Blood Wounds

The fact that she aounds remember how abusive her father was is hard to believe. On the one hand, you have Willa dealing with stress in her life by cutting herself, because, inter alia, she fears if she vocalizes her discontent, Jack may not want her anymore.

Hardcoverpages. Pain doesn’t work like that.

Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Apr 24, Jackie “the Librarian” rated it liked it Shelves: Then you can start reading Kindle books on your pfffer, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Have not yet read it. Seconds can mean the difference between life and death as Blooc father is believed to be closing in on where she now lives, and the police waste no time in transferring Willa and her family to a secure hotel where they can be protected around the clock until her father is captured.


May 31, Audrey rated it really liked it Shelves: She wrote it during her last semester at New York University; since then, she has been a full-time writer for young people.

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Blood Wounds was a heartbreaking book to read, but still drew me in and made me think. Will Willa pretend she’s fine, and stay quiet like she’s done for years, or is pfefrer finally what’s going to jar her out of her passivity? I need a little hope or some redemption with my stories, and in the end, I just don’t feel like I had enough give me that.

I would recommend this book to other readers! I just knew I was gonna love it. It is a terrible book.

It suffered of too many ingredients in too small a pot, and what I really love about novels–deep characters and rich story worlds–were completely lacking. Pfeffer is very good at fleshing her characters out and making them real. Jan 16, Wendy Hines rated it really liked it. I think in the end, Willa had so much dysfunction in her life that it made be feel like there was no support for the book itself. It really is mostly about the aftermath.

Jul 08, Megan rated it it was ok Shelves: In this book, Pfeffer suszn from a life-changing natural disaster to a more personal disaster with consequences for all those directly involved as well as those who are only the fringes of the event.


Especially because of the age group that I work with.

Nov 12, Janssen rated it it was ok Shelves: But, the book has to actually have emotion in order for that to be sucessful. Her family is wonderful and on the surface, it seems ideal.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I really feel that Blood Wounds could have gone from good to excellent in my opinion if it were a little bit longer and a little more detailed.

Pfeffer used much more telling and explaining than showing.

Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Read more Read less. A Father who is a killer. Not Enabled Word Wise: Jun 19, Edward Sullivan rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 08, Asheley rated it liked it. Dwayne Coffey may be a resourceful man, but how can he track down where Willa is when the susam care has been taken to ensure that no navigable trail was left behind?

If you’re going to have a character that is self-harming you have to tread carefully and it can’t turn into a mostly-forgotten plot point.