Book Review–Bruised by Sarah Skilton

Hey all! Mondays are book review time, so today I will be doing a book review on YA novel, bruised by Sarah Skilton

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When Imogen, a sixteen-year-old black belt in Tae Kwon Do, freezes during a holdup at a local diner, the gunman is shot and killed by the police, and she blames herself for his death. Before the shooting, she believed that her black belt made her stronger than everyone else―more responsible, more capable. But now that her sense of self has been challenged, she must rebuild her life, a process that includes redefining her relationship with her family and navigating first love with the boy who was at the diner with her during the shoot-out. With action, romance, and a complex heroine, Bruised introduces a vibrant new voice to the young adult world―full of dark humor and hard truths.

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Reprint edition (April 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • Genre: YA Fiction
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Sarah Skilton is a book blogger with Barnes & Noble as well as the author of two critically acclaimed young adult novels, BRUISED and HIGH & DRY. 

CLUB DECEPTION (Grand Central, July 2017), a murder mystery involving an underground magic club, is her first novel for adults. 

OK, So I am going to start with the ones I liked about the book.

  • The book was simple to read and understandable
  • Deals with the real life issues how to deal a traumatic event and also a real life issue on how teenagers (most teenagers) behave.
  • Gives a thorough insight about the Korean sport Taekwondo

Now let’s start with the things that I didn’t like in the book.

  • The book was a little boring at first though it gets interesting little by little.
  • Maybe it’s just me but I did not like the main character much Imogen. I know she is just a teenager and is dealing with issues related to the traumatic event but still, I didn’t really like her much.

However, this book is perfect for people who like to read teen novels since it does give a lesson to all the teenagers out there.

Overall I rate this book as three stars

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