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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I don’t know what to think of this book.

He took his youngest child with him on a cross-country flight and severed her head from her body before approaching Willa’s house. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Aug 02, Kristy rated it liked it Shelves: How one thoughtless action can wound another deeply.

Some of Jack’s past transgressions were mentioned to Willa, and this affected her negatively, even to where she thought about it a couple of times after she found out.

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It is just unfortunate to me that Willa is so sad. Just different kinds of sinners. Too bad it was a setup. The story ended well which left me feeling happy that Willa finally had what she needed, money and a happier family.

Everything’s all better now! Her mother and stepfather, of course, know nothing about it. Dusan blood we find comfort in?


But then one phone call changes all that when she finds out her biological father has murdered his second family. Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 03, Rebecca Weimert rated it really liked it.

The characters are not well-formed at all and there are too wunds questions left over sjsan the end. Apr 24, Jackie “the Librarian” rated it liked it Shelves: Living with her mother in a house paid for by her step-father’s ex-wife for Willa’s step-sisters, she’s always done without while her step-sisters had whatever they wanted.

The story starts out with Willa’s mom’s best friend calling in a panic wanting to make sure that Terri Willa’s mom is okay. I wanted her to gain a little umph in the story, having gone through wojnds even some grown-ups couldn’t handle, but she just didn’t seem to develop as much as I would have hoped for as a character.

Everything changes when she returns a phone call to her mother’s friend. I enjoyed the writing here, and even the craziness to a point. She always seems to be taking one for the team.

This, more than any other book I’ve read, makes cutting seem like something that might be appealing. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. You are commenting using your WordPress.

The novel begins with Willa being a fairly reasonable and articulate teenager, who lives in a family of well spoken, bland people.

Willa soon finds out that her mother has held a lot of the truth from her and now her fa Willa is a part of a blended family that appears to have it all. Not Enabled Word Wise: It’s a good lesson to remember when we read about these kinds of crimes in the newspaper. Feb 18, Janet rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 06, Wisteriouswoman rated it did not like it.


Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Perhaps their perfect world is not so perfect? Digging into your past. I felt for bethh. It also drove me crazy how the news was all dropped on her–not just the initial news of her father, but other things throughout the story–and how she came to correct conclusions about things without all the information.

Pfeffef Willa pretend she’s fine, and stay quiet like she’s done for years, or is this finally what’s going to jar her out of her passivity?


How is Willa supposed to cope with all this? Blood Wounds is entirely my title. But that’s only half the story, with the other being dysfunctional family, with a quiet but prickly girl, Willa, stepping up to an unusual situation.

Nothing was ever discussed between them, however, and there was no resolution with this; it was left as a loose end of sorts.