- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Simon Pulse (October 7, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442498900
- ISBN-13: 978-1442498907
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,621,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Bleed Like Me Hardcover – October 7, 2014
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Seventeen-year-old Amelia Gannon is the apple of her parents' eyes for the first 12 years of her life. Then, they decide to adopt, and the girl winds up with three orphaned brothers who had been living in the streets of Guatemala. Overwhelmed by what they have taken on, Amelia's father begins spending most of his time "at work," leaving her mother to deal with the wild, streetwise boys alone. Unable to cope, her mother only spends time with Amelia when asking her for help. Amelia starts avoiding home altogether, dividing her time between school and her job at the hardware store and cutting herself to deal with the anger and feelings of abandonment. Michael Brooks has been in foster care since getting out of juvenile detention, where social workers discovered the scars from his father's beatings. He turns to drugs and various forms of physical pain to handle his own anger and fear. When the two teens meet, an obsessive relationship forms that sends both of their already troubled lives spiraling deep into addiction and despair. The story suggests that the systems that are currently in place to deal with troubled adolescents provide little if any rehabilitation and, in some cases, make things worse. Author Desir offers readers little to hold onto other than a slim thread of hope for recovery in the epilogue.—Cary Frostick, formerly at Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Falls Church, VA
"Edgy, dark, and turbulent with passion, Desir’s second novel offers a bleak yet compassionate rawness instead of a lecture. Be prepared to have your heart wrenched from your chest." (Booklist)
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Gannon is a cutter. With all the problems swirling around her, the touch of a knife relieves her. Brooks has his own scars, so he understands what Gannon wants. The bloodletting scenes are not easy to read, particularly towards the end of the book.
Desir created characters who are self-destructive, flawed, and haunting. Reading about their backgrounds was heartbreaking. I had to have tissues on hand, especially during the last half. I enjoyed the author’s first novel and I’m glad she didn’t disappoint for the second. The author is a master at edgy, contemporary YA.
Most recent customer reviews
ONE WORD: dreadful
BLACK BOX WARNING: ***gratuitous violence against a kitten***
Amelia "Gannon" should be a sympathetic...Read more