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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Send by Patty Blount

SendYoung Adult: 291 Pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Published: August 1st, 2012
Challenge: None
Source: Blog Tour
Buy the Book: Amazon
Find the Author: Website 
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

When I was first approached to review this novel, I only had to read the brief premise to be immediately hooked. As someone who was bullied, this book took on a whole new meaning to me.

Patty Blount's writing style is what first captivated me. She delivered the main character so strongly and did a wonderful job at speaking from a males point of view! Her character development was just right, and the storyline all came together for me at the end. There were times where I found it dragged on just a tad, but that didn't deter my overall feeling and emotion I got out of the novel.

Patty Blount's debut novel packs a lot of punch! She entered the YA book scene with a big bang, and I can't wait to read more of her work! Send was a dark, captivating and powerful story!

4 comments:

  1. I'm really loving all these books coming out on bullying lately. It's such a hot topic. It's interesting to see something written from a different perspective, especially the idea of someone who used to be a bully themselves. Great review.

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  2. Ooo, this sounds so intriguing. I'm definitely gonna be picking this one up. I LOVE YA books told from the male perspective (probably because there are less of them... haha). And a book about bullying told by a former bully? Sign me up! Great review Cathy. :)

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  3. Thanks, you guys! Glad you enjoyed my story :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing this one, this seems to be a topic getting much needed attention, glad to hear it was well done.

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