Red Heart Tattoo (Hardback)
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Short Description for Red Heart Tattoo At 7: 45 a.m. on the day before Thanksgiving break, a bomb goes off at Edison High. Nine people die instantly. Fifteen are critically injured. Twenty-two suffer less severe injuries. And one is blinded. Those who survive struggle to cope with the loss and destruction. All must find new meaning for their lives as a result of something they may never understand.
- Published: 24 July 2012
- Format: Hardback 216 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780385734622 ISBN 10: 038573462X
- Sales rank: 460,713
Reviews for Red Heart Tattoo
Review from Blkosiner's Book Blog
Red Heart Tattoo is a new addition to Lurlene McDaniel's masterpieces. I've always loved her writing style, and the way that she has an eye for grief and hard issues. She addresses them head-on and with characters that I can't help but care about. This book is no different.
At first it is a bit confusing because there are several rotating point of views, but I quickly got a handle on the personality and voices, and found myself caring, despising, cringing, and rooting for the different characters. It may seem that it's hard to encapsule a voice and several lives in so few pages, but I think she did a superb job.
Morgan is probably my favorite character, and the one that I connected with the most. It surprised me a bit because I have never been that popular, but she had a personality that I couldn't help but like.
Roth was also a very developed character, and more like someone that I would have been found hanging out with in school. I liked the different layers that were peeled back and how I got to know and care for his character.
The pace never lets up and Red Heart Tattoo kept me flipping until I reached the satisfying conclusion. by Brandi Kosiner