Saturday, August 16, 2014


Cut Me Free
By J.R. Johansson
In Stores January 27 2015

What is it about? (from goodreads)

Seventeen-year-old Charlotte barely escaped from her abusive parents. Her little brother, Sam, wasn't as lucky. Now she's trying to begin the new life she always dreamed of for them, but never thought she'd have to experience alone. She's hired a techie-genius with a knack for forgery to remove the last ties to her old life. But while she can erase her former identity, she can’t rid herself of the memories. And her troubled history won’t let her ignore the little girl she sees one day in the park. The girl with the bruises and burn marks.
That’s when Charlotte begins to receive the messages. Threatening notes left in her apartment--without a trace of entry. And they’re addressed to Piper, her old name. As the messages grow in frequency, she doesn’t just need to uncover who is leaving them; she needs to stop whoever it is before anyone else she loves ends up dead.

What I thought:

So dark and twisty.  I loved it.  Charlotte's battle to start a new a life and break the cycle of abuse is quite the emotional roller coaster ride. Her character just continues to grow as she faces her demons inside herself and the ones she has to face outwardly when she finds a girl in her same situation. I really enjoyed her terrifying journey. Everyone should read this book. It brings some awareness to abuse and Human trafficking, in a way I never would have thought of. 

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