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New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle offers a spine-tingling, unforgettable story of friendship gone very, very wrong. Lauren Myracle brings her. Bliss. Lauren Myracle, Author. Abrams/Amulet $ (p) ISBN Raised on a commune, year-old Bliss Inthemorningdew has been. horror; more icky than scary. Read Common Sense Media’s Bliss review, age rating, and parents guide. more icky than scary. Lauren Myracle ยท Horror;

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Very, very different than ttyl. Between each chapter are two full pages, completely black and blank except for random and entirely bizarre quotes from such things as ’70s advertisements, The Andy Griffith Showand Charles Manson.

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I was amused by the naming of the cat “Regular” instead of “Familiar” and Liliana’s former “supplicant” being Agnes Nutter Discworld, anyone? It seems like open-ended sequels are becoming more and more the rage these days.

I flew through it pretty fast. Oct 27, Daniel Marks rated it it was amazing. It cheapens the tragedy of the real killings, and the real hatred targeted at African Americans. There, she finds some friends and even a boyfriend.

She recently also came out with the book Thirteen Plus One in So maybe check that one out instead! Based on 3 reviews. But Mayberry is poor preparation for Crestview Academy, an elite school where the tensions of the present and the dark secrets of the past threaten to simmer into violence.

Plot threads from early on in the book, like a mysterious warning from a fellow commune dweller who has visions of the future, are completely forgotten by the end. Also in between the chapters are portions of a handwritten diary by someone with the initial S.


To quote the back of the book, “This novel is simultaneously creepy and smart. Well, this book challenges the stereotypes we’ve gotten so used to If you don’t want to know, stop reading now. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Bliss becomes frightened when she realizes that Sandy does, in fact, intend to use her in some kind of ritualistic ceremony. Stay up to date on new reviews. Bliss is a new student at Crestview Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, as a fan for Darren Shan’s novels and other similar books, I didn’t find this book very creepy.

She has written many novels, including the three best-selling “IM” books, ttylttfn and l8r, g8r.

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Fresh out of the hippie communes, Bliss is new to everything her life suddenly becomes: A girl tortures a cat by denying it food and water and keeping it in unsanitary conditions her entire room is a litter box. View all 5 comments. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Read more Read less. Myrqcle book really had a lot to say about society and people in general.

These lapses in coherence, plus an unsatisfactory ending, combine to leave me feeling overall kind of blah about the novel. The book was fast-paced and it really kept my attention.

Common Sense Media’s myraclle ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. Bliss – the character, not the novel – is charming in a wide-eyed innocent kind of way. Bliss believes in civil rights and is horrified by the wrong-headedness of her peers, but she makes friends with them anyway, because Bliss desperately wants friends her own age; she’s never had any, because she used to live on a commune, where there weren’t any teenagers.

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It sounded like a new direction for her, too, so why not? In order to fit her vision of a more perfect world, she tries to make friends with Sandy, and succeeds, finding her a little odd and trying at times, but an okay friend.

Oct 25, Steph Reviewer X rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The alternations between Bliss’s story and the rantings of a mysterious S. The chapters are divided alternately myralce excerpts from a creepy diary, quotations from ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and folk songs as well as the trial of Charles Manson and his Family for multiple murders.


I didn’t like how the side characters represented only one thing at bluss time: But as their friendship deepens, Sandy becomes increasingly more needy. Which, I mean, it did.

What was awful about the book was the crazy supernatural plot line. Learn how we rate.