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Monday, 20 July 2015

Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Damage DoneDamage Done by Amanda Panitch
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I absolutely enjoyed this book, much much more than I thought I would actually.

The story is told from Lucy's point of view, I found Lucy a good character, intriguing and beguiling.

Its a good paced read, nothing left me hanging and or bored, I was quite 'into' this book today and thoroughly enjoying the roads that this author took me down.

I kind of guesses some of the twists, and although I say that, it didn't reflect from the story. I still wanted to carry on reading it because there were plenty happening to keep my attention.

When her brother shoots eleven people in his music room, he saves Julia [Lucy]
Julia is Lucy. You will see why she had to change her name, because of what her brother had done.

She had to move to another town.

Through the book, we know that Lucy wants Ryan to reveal something, but we don't know what.

My thoughts are this:

Its a cleverly related story, lots of plots. I thought it was pretty fast paced to keep my interest, however, some of the events in this story left me saying "what?, that's not believable or that's not right" because some things were just not adding up or acceptable.

I know its fiction, but what I am so fond of saying is, fiction or not, the reader has to believe it happened or its a fairy tale, this is FAR from that, its an awesome book but needs a bit of tweaking in my humble opinion to accept it more.

My thanks goes to Random House Books for Young Readers via Net Galley for my copy and the author of course

"Exceedingly clever and surprisingly unsettling, Damage Doneis an unforgettable read." --Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You

"A brilliant thriller. Gillian Flynn for the YA set." --Amy Christine Parker, author of Gated

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, her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school. And someone much more dangerous. She thought her brother’s crimes were behind her. But now she’s being forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind. How far will Julia go to keep her slate clean?

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

In this deliciously twisted contemporary thriller, family can be a real killer. For fans of We Were Liars and readers who love unique multiple perspectives that leave clues like breadcrumbs until they reach the stunning conclusion.

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