The Bodies We Wear

The Bodies We Wear

by Jeyn Roberts

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Overview

The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts

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.
 
Heam: It’s the hottest drug around. Users are able to see Heaven—a place so beautiful, so indescribably serene, many people never want to come back. And some don’t, like Faye’s best friend, Christian. But when Faye was forced to take Heam, she didn’t see Heaven; she saw Hell. And now she spends her nights training to take revenge on the men who destroyed her future and murdered Christian. When a mysterious young man named Chael appears, Faye’s plans suddenly get a lot more complicated.
 
Love and Death. Will Faye overcome her desires, or will her quest for revenge consume her?


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385754125
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/23/2014
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: HL600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Jeyn Roberts is the author of the acclaimed novels Dark Inside and Rage Within. Born in Saskatchewan, she graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in writing and psychology and received her MA from the prestigious creative writing graduate course at Bath Spa University. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.


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The Bodies We Wear 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SezjbSB More than 1 year ago
The Bodies We Wear is ultimately a story about revenge, of Faye who at the age of eleven was forced to take the drug Heam, which shuts your body down for a brief time, almost deathlike, if you're lucky you live or the other outcome is death, whilst under this drug high you purportedly glimpse heaven. This is not so for Faye who sees hell and believes that's where she's headed, when her best-friend Christian is also forced to consume the drug he is not so lucky and he dies, vowing to avenge his death she's spent the last six years learning to fight and trailing her assailants of that fateful night all those years ago, so that when the time comes she'll kill them all. It's while out keeping tabs on the ringleader Rufus one night that she meets Chael, a good looking guy her age who seems familiar, he also seems to know an awful lot about her, and when we find out why that is, it will shock you completely, and will change the direction of the story we thought we were getting. Living with her guardian Gazer, she attends school on a scholarship, but people like Faye who have overdosed on Heam are ostracised, and although the school forbids the students from knowing anything about her, they have rules she has to follow including no fraternising with other students or else she will be kicked out, and with no other school willing to take her, she needs to be on her best behaviour at all times, to graduate and prove to the faculty that just because she overdosed doesn't mean she can't try to make something of herself. This was a very interesting and captivating story, almost like a dystopian with its world under the grip of the Heam epidemic with no law enforcement able to control the dealers or stop the distribution of the drug, with a smidgeon of paranormal all set in a contemporary setting. I'm excited to see where this series goes, once you pick this book up it's almost as addictive as Heam, and way too hard to put down, very, very enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meh. Not at all as good as Dark Inside. But still an interesting enough story line. It taught good morals ( . . . well sort of). But it kept me interested and the romance was sweet. But the the plot was kind of confusing and did not have much of an explanation. I do know that the main character was confused herself about what happened as well but it I would have liked it if it gave even just a bare minimum of explanation. I was also not that happy with only the occasional mention of her desire for the drug. I mean she herself said that at every moment of an addicts life they thought about the drug. But she only mentioned her own desire for it about three times during the book. I am sorry if you disagree but this is my opinon. So any of you know I do love this author's other two books with all my heart but I did enjoy this one significantly less.