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Bliss (Paperback)

Author:  Lauren Myracle
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0810940728
ISBN-13: 9780810940727
Sku: 214415522
Publish Date: 1/1/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  444
Age Range:  18 to UP
 
The author of "ttyl"returns with a hypnotic horror novel. After she''s dumped by her hippie parents on her aloof grandmother in Atlanta, Bliss is enrolled in Crestview Academy, an elite institution where the tensions of the present and the dark secrets of the past threaten to simmer into violence.
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Lauren Myracle brings her keen understanding of teen dynamics to a hypnotic horror story of twisted friendship.

 

When Bliss’s hippie parents leave the commune and dump her at the home of her aloof grandmother in a tony Atlanta neighborhood, it’s like being set down on an alien planet. The only guide naïve Bliss has to her new environment is what she’s seen on The Andy Griffith Show. 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. Openhearted, naïve Bliss is happy to be friends with anyone. That’s not the way it has ever worked at Crestview, and soon Bliss is at the center of a struggle for power between three girls—two living and one long dead.

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Murder, the occult, racism, and culture shock combine to create a compelling horror story by Lauren Myracle, bestselling author of TTYL. Abruptly uprooted from a commune when her hippie parents flee a country run by newly elected President Nixon for Canada, Bliss is sent to live with her conservative Atlanta grandmother and enrolled in Crestview Academy. There, she is confused by the back-stabbing, racist culture, and haunted by the ghosts on campus. The book is set nostalgically in the late 1960s, and the setting (complete with the Manson murders and other events), along with mysteries and some definite creepiness, make for compelling young adult reading.

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"Myracle effectively pairs these supernatural elements with the real-life horror of racial hatred within an insular community, and Bliss's gentle and witty narrative voice provides just the right balancing tone." 8/15/08

"Myracle throws in the Charles Manson Family murders, racism, ghosts, blood sacrifices and prom queens-and, remarkably, supports this outré mix with clever timing and well-placed red herrings." 8/11/08

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   14
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0444
Product attributePublisher:   Amulet Books
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