Review: Damage Done

Aug •  3 •  2015

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Damage DoneDamage Done by Amanda Panitch
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on July 21st 2015
Genres: Family, Young Adult-Contemporary
Pages: 304
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.

Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.

After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.

Now that she’s Lucy Black, she's able to begin again. She's even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. And her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy's forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind.

One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . .

Where do I even begin? I started this book and finished it in under two hours. From the very first chapter it was addicting.

Plot: This is about twins who have created lots of chaos. Once I started the story and followed the bread crumbs, I was for sure of how it would end. In all likely hood, the arrows pointed to the real murderer pretty clear. I felt all kinds of emotions of loss and anger being with how they were treated. But then it all changes in the end.

Twins: This relationships goes further than what I had intended. It seriously swept me off my feet and well left me in utter shock.

Ending: Dude, I don’t even know what to say. The last few chapters left me speechless. I only remember uttering,” Holy crap.” Seriously. I wasn’t expecting that ending and certainly wasn’t expecting that many changes to hit me all at once. But man…this author did a great job creating a perception than altering it in a matter of seconds.

Really, I look forward to reading more from this author. She really, really shook me up with this story. If you want a good shocking story one that will leave you speechless, read it.