My Name Is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd

Into the Wild

Read My Name Is Venus Black Online Free - Venus Black is a straitlaced A student fascinated by the study of astronomy—until the night she commits a shocking crime that tears her family apart and ignites a media firestorm. Venus refuses to talk about what happened or why, except to blame her mother. Adding to the mystery, Venus’s developmentally challenged younger brother, Leo, goes missing.

More than five years later, Venus is released from prison with a suitcase of used clothes, a fake identity, and a determination to escape her painful past. Estranged from her mother, and with her beloved brother still missing, she sets out to make a fresh start in Seattle, skittish and alone. But as new people enter her orbit—including a romantic interest and a young girl who seems like a mirror image of her former lost self—old wounds resurface, and Venus realizes that she can’t find a future while she’s running from her past.

Title : My Name Is Venus Black
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ISBN : 0399592180
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Angela M rated it ★★★★☆

January 24, 2018

4.5 stars Stories from the perspective of children always get to me because the children are almost always so honest and many times so much more astute than the adults . I certainly felt this way as I read this book. It’s hard to read at times because some sad and awful things happen. If not for...

Larry rated it ★★★★★

January 30, 2018

Yes, me, too, Tom! This was such a great book! One night in 1980, 13-year-old Venus Black's life, and the life of her family, changes dramatically when she commits a crime. She doesn't want to talk about it, but the media can't get enough of it. It's a surprise to many who know Venus well, becaus...

Berit☀️✨ rated it ★★★★★

March 04, 2018

All The stars and planets for Venus Black🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This book definitely put a BIG smile on my face..... this is an absolute character driven book with some extremely likable characters and some a little tougher to like..... Venus is sent to juvenile detention when she is 13 for killing her stepfather....

Meredith rated it ★★★★★

March 05, 2018

4.5 stars Heartfelt, moving read about friendship, family, love, and forgiveness. My Name is Venus Black is about a broken family struggling to put the pieces back together after 13- year-old Venus kills her stepfather. This isn’t about the how and the why Venus killed her stepfather, it’s about...

Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2018

3.75 stars I've backed off from young adult books lately...because they all seem to fall into a couple of categories. or Because magic penis fixes everythang. So when I pick up a book and the main theme is not like that I get a bit excited. This book starts when Venus is thirteen years old. She h...

Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader rated it ★★★★☆

March 01, 2018

4 emotionally engaging stars to My Name is Venus Black! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 I was enthralled with Venus’ story from the start. She seemed to be the perfect teen- smart, worked hard in school, but she committed a crime, and it must have been a big one. Why did she wake up in a detention center, and why was he...

Julie rated it ★★★☆☆

March 14, 2018

My Name is Venus Black is a 2018 Dial Press publication. It’s Venus’s story, but Leo is the star of the show- It’s 1980 and thirteen -year old Venus Black commits a serious crime, which lands her in ‘Juvie’ for an extended stay. If this isn’t bad enough, while she’s detained, her younger brother,...

Esil rated it ★★★★★

January 21, 2018

This one gets 5 stars for full emotional engagement. The book opens with Venus Black, then 13 years old, charged with a terrible crime. What we know is that she is furious with her mother and worried sick about her 7 year old brother Leo who has an unnamed condition that is likely autism. What we...

Mary rated it ★★★★☆

March 14, 2018

4.5 stars Venus is only 13 years old and kills her stepfather, but we do not know the reason why. She blames her mom and is very angry at her. It tears her family apart and it creates a national media firestorm. She is sent to juvenile prison for 6 years. Her brother, Leo is kidnapped a few days a...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

February 08, 2018

3.5 Venus is thirteen, her younger brother, Leo is seven and mentally challenged, when a terrible event tears this small family apart. Venus cannot forgive her mother, Inez, for not believing her, and will despise her a little more each day, after Leo goes missing. Venus will be nineteen before sh...

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