Monday, August 31, 2015

Damage Done

Book: Damage Done
Author: Amanda Panitch

22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.

Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.

After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.

Now that she’s Lucy Black, she's able to begin again. She's even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. And her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy's forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind.

One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . .-Goodreads

Review:  Julia Vann's life is forever changed when her twin brother commits mass murder at their high school. She now has a new name and a new life in a town where no one knows her past. This is a book you can't take too seriously. There are a lot of plot holes and the end was incredibly ridiculous but I thoroughly enjoyed every page. It was fun being in Julia's head, even though one of the 'big reveals' was projected too much throughout the book. I think YA readers will love this. It's dark and fun!

Grade: 4/5

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