Blood Roses


This book had multiple stories in it. There was one about how a man's angel wings were torn off. There was another story about a girl who was dating a guy who ones a tattoo parlor and she wasn't into tattoos but she wants to get one from his shop. She woke up with a new tattoo every morning and until she talks to her boyfriend, they will keep coming. They went away after she talked him.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This has amazing stories.

Content Awareness Factors:

Both students: There is bad language and sexual references.

Young Reader Reaction

North student: I picked the book because of the title. I liked it because the stories were interesting and I continuously wanted to read more. This is a book for older children because it has bad language and sexual references.

Young Reader Reaction

Robbinsdale student: I picked this because it looked like a good book. It is an interesting book and has a good story. I liked it "a little," and I think other people would like it, too. I would skip this book because I don't like reading, but this was OK. I would get this book for some of my friends because I think they would like it..

Type of Book:
This collection of nine stories are designed to show teens how the ordinary can be extraordinary.
Educational Themes:

None offered.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
12 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
10 and Up
Age of child:
Reviewed by students at North Junior High School, St. Cloud, MN, as part of the Use Your ABCs program. Also read by a student at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, New Hope, MN. This was par
Purchase Recommendation:
Skip. Although I liked this book, the language and subject matter can be a deterrent.

Title Blood Roses
Author Francesca Lia Block
Publisher HarperTeen, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2009
ISBN 9780060763862
Material Paperback
Cost $7.99
Genres Short Stories
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