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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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She noticed the clues to what was happening but decided to ignore them, so she did get on your laugen a bit. She is more than willing to tackle difficult topics and cut right to the heart of the matter. Is it always a good thing when an author goes outside his or her comfort zone?

Nov 05, Carol ina rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This is a very different world than the commune I just had such a hard time figuring myrac,e book out, and I’m also finding it difficult to articulate my feelings about it. The b,iss case was solved, but I didn’t understand how Bliss’s story connected. Aug 24, Mary rated it did not like it Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This was, however, very well written. Myracle’s end notes about that blids might even prompt some to read Bugliosi’s account.

I even read it at night to make it seem more creepy but I didn’t get chills or get creeped out. Personalize Common Sense for your family.


Writer Musings: Bliss by Lauren Myracle

Because there was so much going on, it was hard to connect with any one character. The resolution left me pretty devoid of emotion. It ends with Bliss giving up.

Just because she and S are one now, her blood voice is no longer heard? She smiles, but the smile doesn’t reach her eyes, even in the company of the girls she’s chosen to eat with.

The alternations between Bliss’s story and the rantings of a mysterious S. Share your thoughts with other customers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You got that right!

I realize this happens in real life. Amulet Books Publication date: She’s naive and tough and funny and kind. Which makes her an easy target for people who will use her to get what they want.

This kind of optimism and awed discovery of the world outside the hippie commune really drives the story for about a blixs of the book.

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Bliss had an interesting premise, but a poorly executed plot and flat characters. It seems like open-ended sequels are becoming more and more the rage these days. Once it is revealed, the reader’s task is to deal with the anticipation of disastrous consequences.

She’s not unknown to kindness, however, and when she decides to take Sandy, the school’s most eminent social pariah, under her wing, Bliss will learn that sometimes, kindness is the completely wrong way to go.

Here, though, the plot is anything but ordinary. I was racing through the pages to see what would happen and then everything happened within the last 15 or so, which wasn’t enough in my opinion.


That parts of the storyline frustrate me, and 2. I really liked how Myracle chose an already creepy background -with the end of the civil rights movement and the Charles Manson murders – to an already creepy story. It seemed like two separate stories itself, just meshed into one book about murder and horror.

I had many times that I found I had to put the book down for a combination of creepy characters, frustration with the attitudes of the time period, and just sheer scary situations. What I really liked about this book was how the story started out – set in late the s, 14 year old Bliss has lived with her hippie parents on a commune or some other alternative living situation for her whole life.

Continue reading Show less. Whoa, I just breezed right through this in two days. Chime was the intended finalist; it would make an exception and consider six finalists.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Which, I mean, it did. The ghost seemed to only communicate with Bliss blisx Sandy, but Bliss decided to just avoid it as much as she could, Sandy on the other hand, became obsessed with doing everything that the ghost told her to do.