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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Is it any good? Also at first the historical details really served a purpose of establishing setting and charac Two and a half stars, really. The ending ended up flat, uneventful, and just plain uncool.


Bliss becomes friends with some girls and from her experiences at Crestview she will regret becoming friends with one of them. Overshadowing, or perhaps illuminating, the story are pages, in between chapters, containing excerpts from the Charles Manson Family trial during that timeframe.

There, she finds some friends and even a boyfriend. Learn how we rate. That parts of the storyline frustrate me, and 2. I think that Bliss is being targeted as a horror novel and if that’s what I was reading it for, I would have been extremely disappointed.

At first, we’re led to believe that Sarah Lynn is the one communing with Liliana, but later we learn it’s not. Scholastic Books nearly refused to carry Luv Ya Bunches at its national school book b,iss events because the book features lesbian mothers. Great book from beginning to end. I can’t recommend it enough. I felt like I was right there with the characters. This is the first YA horror I’ve read in a long time – partly because they don’t publish a lot of it these days.

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I’m giving this five stars because I still adored it, but that ending Why didn’t that ever trick us? The novel was not scary in the least bit.

Additionally, I really disliked the ending of the book and felt like the whole thing was a waste of time, which was disappointing because it could have been great. Bliss tells the story of a friendship gone horribly wrong, playing out against the backdrop of the Manson murders and the subsequent trial. There was a scandalous interracial relationship, a ghost story, a possession, hippie culture, news of the Manson killings in CA, and a girl trying to establish a relationship with her cold grandmother.

Why are people aloof? I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a story about the early seventies, late sixties. It also had way too much happening in the plot. Just because she and S are one now, her blood voice is no longer heard? Everything up to the end is stellar.

I just don’t see the point. I was barely scared, I was hardly entertained, and the ending is just But those aren’t the only reasons.

Not even gonna finish this, even though I have less than pages left. It bkiss out on a creepy note, and there wasn’t any complaint about Myracle’s writing.

Why is she named that, you ask? Sandy spits at another girl mtracle constantly makes fun of Sarah Lynn. Amulet Books Publication date: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. How is that growth? We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate.

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The gorgeous and uber-popular Sarah Lynn Lancaster and the overweight, lonely, and very un-liked Sandy Lear. But Bliss was really fresh and great and I loved her outlook on life.

I thought I was just getting a regular copy, but instead I got a personal autographed copy! So maybe check that one out instead! There are two things I dislike about Bliss: After living on a commune for years, Bliss expects high school to be like The Andy Griffith Show and is looking forward to starting frienships with people her age. So why did I? She is obsessed with the suicide of Liliana, a young girl from about a century earlier.

The supernatural side of this “power” is never revealed: Her grandmother enrolls her at Crestview Academy, an elite school that used to be a convent, which makes her both nervous and excited.

BLISS by Lauren Myracle | Kirkus Reviews

Sandy should have gone to a mental institution because she was not right in the head. I just think she should have spent more time developing the plot which was confusing sometimes and just could have been done better. Abrams; Reprint edition January 1, Language: