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In this problem novel that quickly takes a romantic turn, first-time author Skilton paints a vivid portrait of a girl whose shame leads to an identity. Sarah Skilton’s debut novel, Bruised, opens with a gut-punch of a first scene. Imogen, a year old Tae Kwon Do black belt has just witnessed. Bruised by Sarah Skilton, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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In addition to the three mentioned above, fans of powerful contemporary novels for teens should definitely check out Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry and Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt. I blurbed this book. Mar 19, Deborah rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved everything about it. All she bduised was hide. Imogen’s struggle in the aftermath of trauma is brutal in a raw, beautiful way.


The construct of herself as an empowered, disciplined and strong young woman is challenged by the fact that she froze under pressure, which drives a desperate need to prove herself. The struggles and thoughts Imogen faces are things I have wondered myself.

The pair also had a heartfelt discussion before Shelly left. The mother and father in this book often felt pretty redundant to me, and I wanted to see more of silton taking control and trying. She is taunted at school and begins to suffer from nightmares.


Then add on her family and the things not dealt with there, and things got even more difficult. Her girlfriends are dropping her because they are interested in dating her older brother, Hunter.

Her guilt is akilton live thing that grows after the event, after the police arrive and gently escort her from the wreckage, after her popular older brother and parents help her home. Imogen begins the story in a diner late one night when a gunman comes in to steal from the cash register. Imogen passes through a broad emotional spectrum, and this progression is developed organically.

It’s not even really about that, it’s the bruises that Imogen has this ability but it “failed” her when she needed it. In turn, she feels like she has failed everyone else. Things do get better. For a dramatic premise, the book never delves into the melodramatic, I think this is one of it’s strengths.

What happens when your worldview is completely shifted and you are powerless to do anything about it? She also doesn’t like Hunter because he slept with her best friend also fair. That said, the novel is tight and engaging.

Underneath her fury, fear and nightmares from that night. Then completely switches over and drops an internal monologue on how slimy he is.

LibrisNotes: Bruised by Sarah Skilton

Imogen’s voice is darkly humorous and sarcastic– and she’s not very likable at first. Imogen spent six years living and breathing Skilfon Kwan Do. This gorgeous writing continues up to the end, when she cleverly brings color back to wrap things up.


And by violent romance, I mean that Imogen constantly wants to fight someone because of the event she had to witness this saeah make more sense once you read it, I promise!

The way that Imogen’s issues affect Hunter and his reactions are completely realistic. Other than that, she was a fine protagonist. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Bruised : Sarah Skilton :

She is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, which came in handy when bruisdd “Bruised. There is no build-up, no warming to this character—Skilton bravely thrusts her into the spotlight having just survived an unthinkable ordeal.

She can’t forgive herself for not using her skills. It’s similar in the ways of a girl who slilton a traumatizing experience in which she needs to go through the healing process by forcing herself to remember. Imogen wants to find the boy who was in the diner with her because she feels he will be the one person who understands what she is experiencing.