Monday, March 10, 2014

The Weight of BloodThe Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: Mystery/Crime/Thriller

Each chapter of the book is an individual character's point of view of the events that happened in the past and the events happening in the present and how all these events are related to each other.

Lucy's summer is spent working in her Uncle's store, hanging out with Daniel and Bess, and trying to uncover what really happened to Cheri, a friend that was murdered, and how does it all relate to her mom's own disappearance when Lucy was 1.

This story will rip your heart out and have you cursing humanity and the wickedness that exist in it but it also shows you that there is still good in people it is not all bad. I wasn't truly shocked by the ending but it was hard to read because all the pieces were together the puzzle was complete and the heaviness of raw emotion is unreal. There is violence towards children in this book which I hope explains my emotions while reading it and even still after your done it sits on you, the awfulness of such acts, but it is a rare thing when a book can make the reader feel that emotional.

There was a tie for favorite character between Birdie and Ray. Birdie is a protector of Lucy's and the fact that she can wield a shotgun and use it makes this girl smile. Ray just seems like a sweet heart!

I am glad that Lucy found what she was looking for even though it changed her forever.

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