By Susan Beth Pfeffer
“Willa’s frankly portrayed grief, confusion, and uncertainties could have a powerful influence on readers.” –Publishers Weekly, starred evaluation Sixteen-year-old Willa is lucky to have a contented combined family members. yet a frantic telephone name from Pryor, Texas, shatters the calm. Willa’s delivery father has murdered his moment spouse and daughters . . . and the police imagine he’s on his method east to seek down Willa and her mom. As this stressful tragedy necessarily exposes relatives secrets and techniques to Willa and her group, she struggles together with her personal damaging mystery
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I wanted to ask Mom if Jack would still love me, but even though I knew her answer would be yes, of course he would, I was too frightened to ask. Instead I did everything I could to make the move easier, and even when we all settled in together and Mom told us that Brooke would have her own room, since she was the oldest, and Alyssa and I would share, I didn't complain. Alyssa did, loud and long, but she didn't have to worry about losing Jack and she didn't seem to care if she lost Mom. But Jack and Mom made it work.
And a lot of other very long books. " "He said all happy families are alike," Jack replied. " I asked. "Well, look at us," Jack said. "We're a happy family. But we're not identical to other happy families. " Brooke asked. " "I haven't decided yet," Brooke said. " "North Carolina's kind of equidistant between us and Orlando," I said. " "Brooke said she hasn't decided yet," Mom said to me. "I know," I said. " Jack looked straight at Brooke. " he asked. "Not yet," Brooke said. " "Speaking of your mother, she called today," Jack said.
We were a happy family then too. We even stayed a happy family when Val got transferred for three years to Shanghai. Alyssa refused to go with her, and Brooke admitted she didn't want to. Jack and Mom had a lot of discussions about the situation, none of which I was supposed to hear but did anyway. Val came over a few times when Alyssa was at tennis practice and Brooke was taking her violin lesson. I made sure to eavesdrop then. But even with all my spying, I was still shocked when Jack and Mom and Val sat us down together and explained what was going to happen.
Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer