Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: Bleed Like Me

Bleed Like Me
Bleed Like Me by Christa Desir

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I met this author at an author event last fall. I was intrigued during her 2 minutes of time with us regarding her book. She described it as a book about love and youth and cutting and a worse addiction - each other. I mean that was a definite one to keep with me - cutting and love? Everything in my being is telling me that those that cut usually do feel (especially love).
Amelia Gannon (who goes by Gannon) is a young girl who cuts because she feels overwhelmed by her family and life. She feels invisible. Until she meets Brooks. He makes her feel and seem less invisible. She of course is not sure why he pushes so, but the rest of the story really delves into that. And they have this connection that is hard to explain - it feels very wrong on many levels but to them it seems like it is suppose to be that way.
I as a parent, feel that there are many issues here. And one of them is the lack of parental involvement. Her mother is so involved in her younger brothers that she all but abandons Gannon. Her dad is, well, has pretty much abandoned everyone anyway. And we know that irritates me. I feel that at least one of the parents needs to step up and be the parent.
Soap box time over. Now the story was so good that I stayed at the library to continue reading and then came home and continued. So yes, this makes this a quick read, and it was a very moving story. It is very complex and very intriguing. Definitely worth the 4 stars I gave it!

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