Madison Washington is an outcast in her home and in her school. She has been holding a secret her entire life, and the weight of that is about to break.
I have to say that Tiffany Jackson surprised me with The Weight of Blood. I have read several of her other books, and I wasn’t expecting this story. The book goes back and forth between a podcast happening now and the story unveiling in 2014. Jackson did a superb job of using this method to parcel out clues and details regarding the overall story while blending everything together. Many authors can’t pull this off well. She also addresses small town racism and colourism head-on. The attitudes shown by the town are still present in so much of the United States. Throw in some Carrie-esque drama, and this is a fantastic book that may just show up in my teen book club.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by HarperCollins Children’s Books.