Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer

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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 place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa’s peaceful life. The estranged father she hardly remembers has murdered his new wife and children, and is headed east toward Willa and her mother. Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harbored secrets that are threatening to boil over. Has everything Willa believed about herself been a lie? But as Willa sets out to untangle the mysteries of her past, she also keeps her own secret—one that has the potential to tear apart all she holds dear.

 

About Susan Beth Pfeffer

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Susan Beth Pfeffer is the author of many books for teens, including the New York Times best-selling novel Life As We Knew It, which was nominated for several state awards, and its companion books, The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon. She lives in Middletown, NY.
 
Published September 13, 2011 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 261 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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I couldn't accept that if he wasn't my blood.'' The book is dense with similar clichÇs (including the purchased silence of the nuns in return for a stained-glass window, and stories of families who have ``moved'' or been ``transferred'' for slights against Val's family).

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12th, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-547-49638-2 Page count: 256pp ...

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Willa is forced to face all the unpleasant issues in her life that, until now, have been kept buried and quiet.

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