Bliss

Bliss

Book - 2008
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Having grown up in a California commune, Bliss sees her aloof grandmother's Atlanta world as a foreign country, but she is determined to be nice as a freshman at an elite high school, which makes her the perfect target for Sandy, a girl obsessed with the occult.
Publisher: New York, NY : Amulet Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780810970717
0810970716
9780810940727
0810940728
Branch Call Number: Fiction Myracle TEEN
Characteristics: 444 p. ; 22 cm

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ABenoit
Jun 04, 2013

I really liked this book. It was a type of creepy that i enjoyed and it kept me reading throughout the entirity of the book.

Littlemissmeg7 Oct 23, 2012

Read everything in ( )
I know for a Fact there will be no sequel so someone please tell me this (sorta a spoiler) WHY the hell did the guy kill his daughter insted of the black man and why did everyone over look it I mean I would understand if It was the black dude but his daughter WTF!!!! (sorta spoiler done) Other then that pretty good book kinda confussed me I like her book shine better.

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Musiclover19
Sep 21, 2012

I'm not saying this book was bad...
but it weirded me out- not the best book to read to a younger sibling either.

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mwong
Jul 22, 2012

really good. took a little longer than i expected to read though. the eding left me with a few questions like why would the dad shoot his own daughter? there wasnt really a huge problem except she wanted to fit in but I think some parts of this book didn't really fit togeather.

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NicoleLauinger
Oct 15, 2011

A really good book... it kind of reminded me of Carrie by Stephen King

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iluvvideo
Aug 24, 2011

A quick read, this supernatural thriller never really caught my complete interest. Written by Lauren Myracle, author of several other YA novels, this story seemed leaving something to be desired in character development as well as plot. I enjoyed the read but left feeling...Huh?...what happened to? etc.

Young Bliss, fresh off the commune, goes to live with her grandmother in Atlanta, when her parents decide to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War. Feeling totally out of her element, she tries to strike up friendships among the students at exclusive Crestview Academy. Snubbed by those assigned to show her around, she finds Sandy,who after helping a fellow student who fell down the stairs, seems like the kind of person she'd want for a friend.

Set in the late 1960's using both the Charles Manson killing and subsequent trial AND the Andy Griffith Show (Mayberry?) as touchstones throughout was interesting, not to mention the mysterious diary entries that help keep you guessing.

Mysterious voices, darkened hallways, relics of a prior gruesome accident and other similar plot twists lead the reader to a climax that I did find surprising, but the journey felt incomplete. The many parts all fit together quite neatly but left me with many unanswered questions.

Not bad overall, but I'd definitely recommend it to younger teens with an interest in horror.

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SweetPastry
Jun 23, 2011

I liked it but the end really freaked me out...
And I was also kind of confused as to why the dad killed his daughter, not the black man... and why would anyone over look the death of the girl? I mean I guess I understand if it was the black man, but it was his daughter!

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sunflowerrr
May 04, 2011

It was ok. Weird though.

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ashleyisawesome18
Nov 21, 2010

I didn't find this book that interesting.

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AnamariaMihai
Nov 13, 2010

syco book but really good i still have nightmares :P

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AnamariaMihai
Nov 13, 2010

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AnamariaMihai
Nov 13, 2010

syco book but overall really good still having nihtmares :P

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