Heart Shaped Bruise – Tanya Byrne
Wow, what an amazing piece of YA literature, I find that British YA gets kind of overshadowed by the American greats like John Green and co, but if this is the standard of novel that the uk is churning out for the young adult market then I am going to have to spend more time searching for British YA novels, this was incredibly compelling, very well written and raised many questions about evil and what it truly means to be evil.
Four for you Tanya Byrne, you go Tanya Byrne.
They say I’m evil. The police. The newspapers. The girls from school who shake their heads on the six o’clock news and say they always knew there was something not quite right about me. And everyone believes it. Including you. But you don’t know. You don’t know who I used to be.
Who I could have been.
Awaiting trial at Archway Young Offenders Institution, Emily Koll is going to tell her side of the story for the first time.
Heart-Shaped Bruise is a compulsive and moving novel about infamy, identity and how far a person might go to seek revenge.
So, this is about Emily who finds out that her dad is in fact an incredibly dangerous London gangster who is now behind bars thanks to him murdering a copper and attemptin to murder hos daughter. The daughter in question,Juliet, then tells the rest of the police force everything so Emily decides to take revenge on the life that Juliet took away from her.
This is written in a diary format post the crime that sees emily locked away in a secure facility and its actually kind of brillaint.
I’d have quiet happily read the entire thing in a day had I had the chance. Darn my busy lifestyle.
There is one of those “things to think about” type questionnaires at the back of this and the author, tanya byrne, seems to be all kinds of amazing. Her advice and inspiration comments are really good and i hope to read more from her in the future.
This post was bought to you as part of the six week challenge, where I have to review every book that I read until the 13th December. WordPress died on me for a bit there, so this challenge also includes A Moveable Feast and Journey into Mystery.