Damage Done...hook, line and sinker.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: July 21st 2015 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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
I had no clue where this story was going. I still never really picked up on how the big reveal would turn out until it was revealed. The author was really smart about not revealing much details about the event that caused Julia to become Lucy. Yet, despite not having much knowledge, I was sucked into the story. There was a mystery about Julia/Lucy that kept me reading and hanging on. I was most fascinated by the journal notes from the doctor that was treating Julia/Lucy's brother. This book was just on the edge of being dark without all of the gory. More like psychological dark. Think Cruel Intentions. Now, did this get your attention. I won't comment much more on this subject other than to say that things are not always as they seem. So now you have to go out and pick up a copy of this book for yourself. Damage Done...hook, line and sinker.