September 24, 2018

#BookReview of Bleed Like Me by C. Desir


Bleed Like Me


About the Book: 

From the author of Fault Line comes an edgy and heartbreaking novel about two self-destructive teens in a Sid and Nancy–like romance full of passion, chaos, and dyed hair.

Seventeen-year-old Amelia Gannon (just “Gannon” to her friends) is invisible to almost everyone in her life. To her parents, to her teachers—even her best friend, who is more interested in bumming cigarettes than bonding. Some days the only way Gannon knows she is real is by carving bloody lines into the flesh of her stomach.

Then she meets Michael Brooks, and for the first time, she feels like she is being seen to the core of her being. Obnoxious, controlling, damaged, and addictive, he inserts himself into her life until all her scars are exposed. Each moment together is a passionate, painful relief.

But as the relationship deepens, Gannon starts to feel as if she’s standing at the foot of a dam about to burst. She’s given up everything and everyone in her life for him, but somehow nothing is enough for Brooks—until he poses the ultimate test.

Bleed Like Me is a piercing, intimate portrayal of the danger of a love so obsessive it becomes its own biggest threat.












About the Author: Christa Desir writes contemporary fiction for young adults. She lives with her husband, three small children, and overly enthusiastic dog outside of Chicago. She has volunteered as a rape victim activist for over ten years, including providing direct service as an advocate in hospital ERs. She also works as an editor. 
Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Recommended Age: Young Adult
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My Review: I'm honestly not quite sure how I feel about it. I didn’t really like any of the characters in this book though I give Desir points for diversity. There were a bunch of different types of people represented here. I didn't like Gannon and Brooks together. These two bring out the absolute worst in each other. It was bad. The story is a very realistic account of addictive personalities. The ending is emotional but disappointing. Like it literally came out of nowhere. But overall, I still think Desir is a brilliant writer. She is truly not afraid to go into a dark place with her stories.

Do I Recommend this book? Sort of

 








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