Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer is the second book of the Blogger Book Club, Teen Lit Rocks. The main character is Willa, whom is a normal girl with a semi-normal family. I will admit I did not like this book as much as last month’s pick. It seemed like the big wow factor of the book happened in the first couple of chapters and then the story went kind of slow. Once I focused and continued reading I did enjoy the book. It was very intense and sad.
It was a normal day when Willa gets home from school and finds that the answering machine for her home phone has three voice mails for her mom from her mother’s best friend, which seem strange with the sound of her friend’s voice panicky. This is when Willa finds out that her real father which her mother left when she was little remarried and had three kids. The worst part was that her father had murdered his wife and two of his daughters, and was on his way to find Willa with his other little one. Therefore Willa and her mother have to go into hiding until her father is found.
Willa and her mother stay at a hotel until her father shows up at their house and a cop is forced to shoot him. Willa’s father ends up dying and the police find Willa’s little sister murdered in his car.
Willa feels bad that she never knew her sisters and convinces her mother to let her go stay with her mother’s friend so she can go to the three little girls’ funeral. This is where the story really takes off. You are going to have to read the book to find out what all happens…
For the letter grade I give it a C+
Full Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.
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