Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Red Heart Tattoo by Lurlene McDaniel
Amazon / Goodreads
Blurb via Goodreads-
"At 7:45 a.m. on the day before Thanksgiving break, a bomb goes off at Edison High. Nine people die instantly. Fifteen are critically injured. Twenty-two suffer less severe injuries. And one is blinded. Those who survive, struggle to cope with the loss and destruction. All must find new meaning for their lives as a result of something they may never understand.
Lurlene McDaniel's signature expertise and finesse in dealing with issues of violence, death, and physical as well as emotional trauma in the lives of teens is immediate and heartrending."
Red Heart Tattoo was a heartbreaking short read that grabbed me from the beginning. This was a emotional novel that didn't go into much detail about why this tragic event happened, but how the victims were affected and their lives. Red Heart Tattoo does have multiple points of view, which can be confusing but Lurlene McDaniel wrote them well. That being said, I would have liked to have read more from each character, so I could have felt a stronger connection. I enjoyed the ending but I wanted more.
4 out of 5 stars Highly recommend!
Special Thanks to NetGalley and Random House Children's Books for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.