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Hephzibah You've no idea what it's like having a freak for a sister Rebecca Born first prettier Hephzi's always been the popular one The Father When he was busy with his bottle. I ve actually waited a couple of days before reviewing this book and I think that I made the right decision to do that Black Heart Blue is definitely a haunting book and I think that I appreciate it now that I ve had even time to reflect on it I think that this will be a book that lingers in my mind for uite a long timeOn the very first page of this story is a verse from Sylvia Plath s poem Daddy I absolutely adore Sylvia Plath so when I read the verse I was so excited that I was maybe going to read something that was so marvellously interlinked but I was also scared that the story was going to be a disappointment in my eyes it s uite a big thing to try and follow on after a Plath verse Thankfully I think that using the poem was the right thing to do Reid definitely did it justice with the story that followedBlack Heart Blue follows the life of two twins the well rounded and beautiful Hepzibah Hepzhi and her disfigured sister Rebecca We learn right from the start that Hepzhi has died and we discover exactly how and why as we progress through the book I thought that the format of the book was really well done Hepzhi narrates chapters before her death so that we get a clear picture of what life was like for the twins On the other hand Rebecca narrates the time after Hepzhi s death and what it meant not just for her but her family and the community around them Writing this way meant that we learnt so much about both twins and they were so well developed The twins had a very troubled past and present and we can see this in so many ways their behaviour their emotions and through other people s actions towards them Everything that was explored felt so realistic and had a lot of depth despite the shortness of the book We were introduced to several characters including the granny of the twins Hephzi s boyfriend her friends members in the community such as a church assistant and people who Rebecca worked with as well as non immediate family members Every single person in this story seemed to matter and they each contributed something to the story I was absolutely fascinated with how everyone interacted It seems wrong to say that I enjoyed this book due to the subject matter I didn t really enjoy it as such there wasn t anything that made me feel very happy but instead I appreciated it I really appreciated how well Reid had portrayed the lives of Hephzi and Rebecca there were no holds barred on the content this is a story that involves abuse and a whole lot Whilst the events weren t overly graphic or descriptive they were unbelievably powerful As aforementioned the words were haunting There was a seriously sinister undertone and it worked seriously wellThis is a book that I will recommend to others who are looking for a different read to your usual YA I m glad that there s something different to the usual boy meets girl or paranormal subjects This is definitely not a book for younger teens but for older teens and I know a lot of adults that would appreciate the work that s been put into this too I look forward to of Reid s work in the future

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Black Heart Blue

Ith their loveless parents they dream of a normal life But when one twin tragically dies the other must find a way to escape Because if she doesn't she'll end up like her siste. I was sent a proof copy of this novel at work and picked it up as some in flight reading for a weekend away I eventually started this book on a flight back up north this evening I was so hooked that I stayed up past midnight to finish it What an utterly stunning novel both for the shocking bleakness of the content and in the beautiful gorgeous proseThe decision to narrate in two voices Hephzibah for the past Rebecca for the present allowed a lovely contrast which took the reader immediately into each voice Their characters were so different that I was almost shocked at first and yet as the novel progressed I began to see that both girls were alike in many ways I was able to guess fairly early on what had become of Hephzibah the confident beautiful sister the mirroring of events between the girls was cleverly told and gave powerful ammunition to Rebecca in her growing strength and ultimate ability to free herselfIn conclusion I m spinning and dizzy and breathless from this book I don t often award 5 stars but wow just wow

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We were usually safe Usually The Mother Her specialist subject was misery and lessons of painful silence Hephzibah and Rebecca are twins One beautiful one disfigured Trapped w. The author of this book described child abuse in realistic ways so as a result parts of the story is rather painful and disturbing to read for example the abused victims are always too fearful to seek for help to a point you become frustrated and wanting to scream OMG Seek help already Plus the complicated relationship between the disfigured girl and her pretty twin sister has also been handled nicely 4 stars


10 thoughts on “Black Heart Blue

  1. says:

    Cross over fiction is a genre that I’ve thought a lot aboutWell OK not really I just said that so I sounded like I was ‘in the know’ about all things publishing Before I read this book a ‘cross over fiction’ kinda book I’d never really thought about it But for reviewing purposes I have decided to do just thatI’ve narrowed all my thoughts highly highly intellectual thoughts down to one uestion that I will attempt to answer in

  2. says:

    They tried to make me go to my sister’s funeral today In the end I’d had to give in I’d been walking in her shadow for sixteen years and I liked its cool darkness It was a good place to hideSuch a beautifully written yet extremely sad book It follows the lives of 16 year old twin sisters Hephzibah and Rebecca Told in split narrative format Hephzibah narrates the past before her death and Rebecca the present afte

  3. says:

    I've actually waited a couple of days before reviewing this book and I think that I made the right decision to do that Black Heart Blue is definitely a haunting book and I think that I appreciate it now that I've had even time to reflect on it I think that this will be a book that lingers in my mind for uite a l

  4. says:

    Fuh I tried so hard to make this a spoiler free425 for Black Heart Blue by Louisa ReidBlack Heart Blue is a gripping tale of twin sisters Hephzi and Rebecca who have been subjected to abuse and religious extremism in their o

  5. says:

    The author of this book described child abuse in realistic ways so as a result parts of the story is rather painful and disturbing to read for example the abused victims are always too fearful to seek for help to a point you become frustrated and wanting to scream OMG Seek help already Plus the complicated relationship between the disfigured

  6. says:

    Its uite rare that I feel so emotional when reading a novel but this certainly was the case with this story Its a very powerful and compelling story at which I felt sadness anger and hope in eual measures The story is told in two na

  7. says:

    Black Heart Blue is a touching book which I really enjoyed because it is unusual and both sad and heartwarming at the same timeI really enjoyed the way this story was told It it told it split narrative for the majority of the book swi

  8. says:

    I was sent a proof copy of this novel at work and picked it up as some in flight reading for a weekend away I eventually started this book on a flight back up north this evening I was so hooked that I stayed up past midnight to finish it What an utterly stunning novel both for the shocking bleakness of the content and in the beau

  9. says:

    Beautifully written and hauntingly sad A reminder to us all that just because a family looks respectable it doesnt mean they are

  10. says:

    Loved this book as it was a proper turn pager and one I did not want to put down Depicting the saddening tale of two sisters abused at the hands of their parents and their escape I loved how the chapters alternated from the sisters perspectives showing personal thoughts and feelings as well as events from both of their perspectives and their journeys Great read definitely recommend