Monday, August 13, 2012

Send by Patty Blount

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Author: Patty Blount
Publication: August 1, 2012
By: Sourcebooks Fire
3.75 Stars!

Cool cover.

To keep his secrets, all he has to do is listen to the voice in his head and just walk away...
On his first day at his new high school, Dan stops a bully from beating up a kid half his size. He didn't want to get involved. All he wants out of his senior year is to fly under the radar. But Dan knows what it's like to be terrorized by a bully-he used to be one. Now the whole school thinks he's some kind of hero, except Julie Murphy, the prettiest girl on campus. She looks at him like she knows he has a secret. Like she knows his name isn't really Daniel.

Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire for this ARC.
This book deals with some important topics and has left me emotionally drained but it's well worth the read. Dan's experience is a heartbreaking one for everyone involved and while I'm all for crime and punishment, the punishment is null and void when it doesn't fit the crime.

This is one of those stories that shows what can happen when we make stupid mistakes but it's also one of forgiveness, mercy and redemption.

I have to say that I wasn't happy with the way this ended. After being drug through an emotional pit of hades and back, I felt like Dan (and the reader) deserved more closure.

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