52 Books: Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne

I’m cheating because I didn’t read this book this week, but thanks to my Olympic-level faffing, I haven’t finished a book this week and I really loved this one, so… I thought I’d share the blurb because it’s really good.

“They say I’m evil.

The police. The newspapers. The girls from school who sigh on the six o’clock news and say they always knew there was something not quite right about me.

And everyone believes it. Including you.

But you don’t know. You don’t know who I used to be. Who I could have been.

Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever shake off my mistakes or if I’ll just carry them around with me forever like a bunch of red balloons.”

Awaiting trial at Archway Young Offenders Institution, Emily Koll is going to tell her side of the story for the first time.

How fabulous is that? I was a bit nervous about reading it, because I thought it would be too dark for me and I am, as you know, a massive wuss, but I know the author on Twitter and she assured me I’d be fine and she was right.

It’s wonderful. Emily’s voice is fantastic and I was gripped all the way through to the powerful ending. A really impressive debut.

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One thought on “52 Books: Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne

  1. I pre-ordered this yesterday and might have to refrain from ripping the package open and diving straight in when it turns up! I cant wait for it!

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