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Blog Tour: ‘Send’ by Patty Blount Review and Contest Giveaway

Blog Tour: ‘Send’ by Patty Blount Review and Contest Giveaway

I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: ‘Send’ by Patty Blount Review and Contest GiveawaySend by Patty Blount
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on August 1st, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: blog tours
four-stars
It’s been five years since I clicked Send.
Four years since I got out of juvie.
Three months since I changed my name.
Two minutes since I met Julie.
A second to change my life.


All Dan wants for his senior year is to be invisible. This is his last chance at a semi-normal life. Nobody here knows who he is. Or what he’s done. But on his first day at school, instead of turning away like everyone else, Dan breaks up a fight. Because 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. She looks at him like she knows he has a secret. Like she knows his name isn’t really Daniel...

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review

I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading this. I knew that it would be emotional. I never knew it would be that emotional though. The reader isn’t given all the information at first so you’re in the dark for most of the beginning. The story starts to unravel and when it does, you can’t help but feel all sorts of emotions.

I cared so much about Dan. What he went through. What he did. It was horrible, but he makes amends, and you can’t help but cheer him on. He never gave up. Dan was brought to life with Patty’s voice. She certainly knows how to write in a teenage boy’s voice. His tone, words, thoughts and most importantly, his actions was distinct. In a way, he’s almost real. His family was so supportive, and I knew that was one of the main reasons why he fought so hard to change.

Then there’s Julie. She was the voice of reason, and everything that made Dan feel better, it was just by her being there. From Dan’s point of view, Julie was definitely on and off with him. (I’m guessing this is what guys don’t understand about girls lol) You can tell by that spark burns as soon as he saw her. This isn’t a cheesy romance either. It’s more realistic. There’s no perfect way to fall in love, yet the way that Dan and Julie do? It’s ironic.

The topics that were built upon in Send is definitely challenging. Bullying, friendship, suicide, relationships with parents and lovers, there’s so much going on, yet Patty Blount found a way to bring it all together. The story is a lesson. There’s a reason the teenage years are the hardest, it’s because we don’t know who we are, and what we’re capable of yet. The pacing is good, not too rushed and too detailed, yet I could tell the ending was left open for a reason. I hope to find out what it meant though.


contest giveaway



quotes

Nobody could ever know that I saw, heard, and talked to a version of myself, frozen forever at thirteen.
When you’re sure…when you feel it deep down in your gut…when you’d rather suffer in hell sitting through back-to-back chick flicks or enduring endless hours of shopping, holding her bags just so you wouldn’t have to live a day without her, that’s how you know it’s real.

rating

4/5

four-stars

6 Comments

  1. Patty Blount

    August 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Thanks for your comments, everyone. My son’s doing well today, though he does bear some scars. I hope you’ll enjoy SEND! I love the cover, too, Karen!

  2. Kristie Matheson

    August 6, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Carrie

    August 5, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    this sounds like a fabulous book to read if you have kids. Mine are hopefully still too young to encounter this kind of bullying but really, it can begin at any age.

  4. Jenn@OwlReadIt

    August 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    I’m really gladthat there wasn’t really a whole lot for social media when I was younger. Although, it seems times have changed quite a bit and it’s no longer as “terrible” to be a nerd/geek. In fact, it seems to make you popular now.

    Either that or I’ve just found so many awesome people through networking who are similar to me.

    I’d have to say its a good thing and a bad thing. But This book sounds like a pretty good read. I will have to check it out!

  5. Karen

    August 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Reading about her son seriously broke my heart! I’m so glad to hear he’s okay and doing well. This book sounds amazing btw, and I love the cover. (:
    Thanks for the giveaway ~!

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