Thursday, August 30, 2007

Blood Brothers || S.A. Harazin

Even though that author is a friend of mine, I was hesitant about reading this book because I’d been reading loads of books with male protagonists for work, and I wanted a break. But then I saw all the wonderful reviews and all the nice things people had to say, so I decided to go ahead and give it a shot. I could deal with one more boy book.
I’m glad I did. The tension in the book is perfect, even though things don’t always work out that way for the characters, including Clay, our protagonist. Clay has just finished high school and works as a Med Tech 1 (fancy name for an orderly) in a hospital. He stumbles home to visit his best friend after a long shift, and finds himself entangled in a tragic mystery.
There is loss and pain, but also forgiveness. My favorite part was the behind-the-scenes look at all of the procedures that go on in hospitals—the author’s medical background really shines through. I found it all fascinating.
I also found Clay’s—the main character—struggle to be heartbreaking at times, but in a way that one would root for him to get through. The amount of stress he was under—if it had been me, I’d have lost it. Harazin does a great job of conveying his strength.

Buy it here: Blood Brothers

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

You are absolutely right! Don't know how I missed reviewing this, but your description was so good that I don't feel a need to do one!