Jul 21, 2015

Book Review: Damage Done by Amanda Panitch


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Review by Suze

Julia Vann's name is now Lucy Black. She and her parents made a new start, they needed it. Nobody knows who Lucy really is and finally she's starting to have a normal life again. She has a best friend, she meets a guy she really likes who becomes her boyfriend and nobody at school is angry at her. Julia's twin brother has killed a lot of people at their old school, he shot them in cold blood. Julia was the only one who walked out alive, but she doesn't remember what really happened. She's told the police that she's lost her memories of the incident.

Lucy is lucky. She has a wonderful best friend who does everything for her and the same goes for her boyfriend. He loves her very much and he stands by her whenever she asks him to. Even if that means breaking some rules or doing something that goes against what he's been taught. Lucy's new life is almost great, until someone from her past manages to find her. He watches her and there's something he needs to tell her. Julia thought that when she became Lucy she could erase her past, but now it's back to haunt her...

Damage Done is a gripping thriller about a girl who has lost everything and everyone. She tries to feel things, but it isn't easy. With the help of two great people Lucy is starting to feel better about herself again. Of course I wanted to know what really happened on that awful day. Julia's twin brother had psychopathic tendencies and was seeing a psychologist because of it. They were close, so Julia misses him. He's done something terrible, but she still loves her brother. I didn't know what to think of that. The story made me feel uneasy, I knew something wasn't right. When the truth finally comes out I was disgusted, especially because of a scene in a car which made me sick to my stomach. I'm not sure I'd recommend this book to teenagers, as it's quite horrible. It made me feel all sorts of things though and Amanda Panitch has done a great job with the writing. She has written a really good and gripping book, but it's also absolutely awful.

5 comments:

  1. Sounds good! Nice review, suze

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    1. Thank you, if you like this kind of books it's definitely one I'd recommend.

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  2. I've seen this one around and it looks like it might be good. Your review makes me more interested. Great review!

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment. This book is not light and easy YA, but it's daring and I think it's well written.

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  3. WOW this really sounds like a great book! Just the review alone grabbed me!

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