Title: Red Tears
Author: Joanna Kenrick
Genre: Realistic Fiction
My rating: 4.5 out of 5
'I open the box Inside it is softness and steel. Tissues and blades.'To complete this book, Joanna Kenrick researched into self-harmers and spoke to them on forums so she knew, from first hand account, how them people feel. This is a moving book all about pain and the metal pain that Emily, the main character, feels about her life. This book is beautifully written, and there was probably alot of pressure on the author, Joanna Kenrick, to get it right because some people have different reasons and opinions on these realistic fiction books.
Emily Bowyer is a normal teenager but from when her studying starts her life begins to creep downhill, her friends start to dislike her and her parents are to busy noticing her brother and don't seem to bother about anything except her exams. In her house, she has to be the perfect student, like she always has been but she just can't seem to focus because there's something else on her mind. Her secret. The one she's been keeping for so long. The one she's secretly ashamed of when it comes to hiding the evidence. But she can't help it.
And no-one must never, ever find out...
I reccomend this book to people who have read and enjoyed Entangled by Cat Clarke.
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