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Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts

Release Date - September 2014

Jeyn Roberts
Alfred Knopf

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Heam (Heaven's Dream) is a drug engineered to attack the central nervous system and shut down your body. During that brief moment of death, you experience heaven and then revive. For 11-year-old Faye, she saw hell and her best friend died. Her goal in life now is to avenge Christian's death by killing off the men who forced them to take the drug.

With nothing left, Faye attends school by day and trains with her guardian, once a police detective, at night. Her plans seem on track until someone from her past returns. Now Faye is questioning her goals and if she might have a reason to look forward to the future after all.

The Bodies We Wear is instantly addicting. Faye is tough as nails and when she does take someone down, I found myself cheering her one. There's a little bit of say Jessica Alba's Dark Angel to her. I really liked Faye, especially when she started having to reconsider her present and future.

The narrative is gripping and flows easily from one chapter to the next. Before you know it, you've been reading for hours and the end of the book is nearing. I love getting lost in a great story like that.

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