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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Will my opinion be swayed? She also doesn’t like Hunter because he slept with her best friend also fair. The robbery turns violent when police confront the robber who has a handgun and kill him. But a lot of this book’s premise, and Imogen’s struggles, are based on the question of: Mar 14, Nomes rated it liked it Shelves: Everything is changing, and Imogen is having trouble dealing.

I think this is a solid read but I wish I had gotten more out of it. And thank goodness for their accurate opinions on this book, because after finishing Bruised, I’ve come to the conclusion that this book is a new favorite for Description When Imogen, a sixteen-year-old black belt in Tae Kwon Do, freezes during a holdup at a local diner, the gunman is shot and killed by the police, and she blames herself for his death.

But it seems to me the younger you are when something bad happens to you, the longer you have to carry it with you. This review was kindly given to us by the ever-generous Ya Yeah Yeah.

Hamilton told me teenagers are resilient, that we’ll bounce back,” he brhised. A gritty yet heartwarming contemporary, Bruised hit me in all the right places. Even before the shooting, Imogen is having problems with many of the people in her life. Her Brother Hunter, who once was her close friend, who now dates and sleeps his way through her friends, destroying the sarxh she made with them and causing her to lose a close friend.


Bruised by Sarah Skilton – book review

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Furthermore, I really would have liked to see a bit more of Ricky’s character as I just got the image of a big teddy bear out of his parts in the book.

But isn’t part of Tae Kwon Do about being responsible with your strength? At first, my rating was 4. What good were her skills?


I don’t think it’s ever appropriate to use males hitting females as a positive part of a relationship. All in all, a very emotional read about coping, accepting one’s limits and, as in all coming of age’s stories worth their salt, finding one’s identity.

I enjoyed every single page of it and finished it in a few hours, I could not put it down. She doesn’t like her mom because she’s “too soft”?????

Overall, Bruised is a very good novel, with a great hook to draw readers in quickly, a likeable protagonist and lots of well paced action to keep the story burised along.

While I’ve never felt the urge to join martial arts myself, we all have something in ski,ton lives that provides stability or gives us control; that makes us feel as if we’re doing something worthwhile with our lives.

I am totally bias towards this book being am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do myself, but I must say, I really enjoyed this book. Also, there is one character who goes around calling Imogen a bitch because she didn’t do anything skjlton I’m sorry but I find this so ridiculous.

Here’s something I don’t understand – why is Imogen so convinced that Ricky, and only Rickycan understand what she’s going through?? Imogen is a 16yr old black belt in Tae Kwon Do. The mother and father in this book often felt sarab redundant to me, and I wanted to see more of them taking control and trying. There is no magic wand Imogen can wave to make her problems disappear. Although her relationship with Ricky is tender and sweet, it has its ups-and-downs too and Imogen’s life, like all of ours, decides to throw everything at her at once, making her journey all the more realistic and poignant.


Despite being disengaged, I can see the appeal and praise. Skilton is skiltno to push Imogen into some dark places emotionally, essentially stripping her back to a state of mental vulnerability and raw instinct, before allowing her to slowly reconstruct her life. Jul 18, Drishti rated it liked it.

What does it really mean to be stronger than other people? And by violent romance, I mean that Imogen constantly wants to fight someone because of the event she had to witness this will make more sense once bruisef read it, I promise!

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As Imogen struggles with siilton thoughts, we find our hearts going out to her, slowly but steadily, until it becomes impossible not to fully love her – with every one of her blatant faults.

We witness the very real dilemmas Imogen faces at home with her family and in school with her friends. To ask other readers questions about Bruisedplease sign up.