Book Review: The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts

The Bodies We Wear
The Bodies We Wear #1
Author: Jeyn Roberts
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Released: September 23 2014
Review Source: Knopf Books for Young Readers

A streetwise girl trains to take on a gang of drug dealers and avenge her best friend’s death in this thriller for fans of Scott Westerfeld and Robin Wasserman.

People say when you take Heam, your body momentarily dies and you catch a glimpse of heaven. Faye was only eleven when dealers forced Heam on her and her best friend, Christian. But Faye didn’t glimpse heaven—she saw hell. And Christian died.

Now Faye spends her days hiding her secret from the kids at school, and her nights training to take revenge on the men who destroyed her life and murdered her best friend. But life never goes the way we think it will. When a mysterious young man named Chael appears, Faye's plan suddenly gets a lot more complicated. Chael seems to know everything about her, including her past. But too many secrets start tearing her world apart: trouble at school, with the police, and with the people she thought might be her friends. Even Gazer, her guardian, fears she's become too obsessed with vengeance. Love and death. Will Faye overcome her desires, or will her quest for revenge consume her?

The Bodies We Wear follows Faye, a teenage girl who had her childhood ripped apart by the Heam. With the revenge being the only thing on her mind, she never believed that Chael could be who he says he is. Focusing hard on getting Rufus back for all he's done becomes hard when she's trying to uncover the mystery of Chael as well as trying to be a normal teenager.

I honestly wasn't expecting much from this book. I was suspecting that it would keep me entertained, but I never expected what I got. Not only was the story entertaining and I wanted to keep reading, but there was a moral. And sure Faye is a teenage girl just thinking about graduating high school, and I am a girl(reluctantly I'd call myself an adult) who has graduated from college and is focusing on real world issues-but the moral hit home for me. It made me stop and go "Whoa...wait...this is so true!" and it made me rethink some things. As well--the story was entertaining and I was sad when it ended, but I understood that there really isn't anywhere for the story to go. But after seeing on goodreads that it's book #1 that leads me to believe there will be a book #2 and that excites me to no end! I cannot wait if there is to be a book #2. If not I will just have to reread The Bodies We Wear so that I can continue to fall in love with Faye and Chael and their worlds all over again.   


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  2. I have this book on my shelf. I should give it a try!


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