Bliss'sparents, who are hippies, leave the commune, Bliss has to go to her fancy grandma's house in a tonyAtlanta neighborhood. For Bliss, it’s like being set down on an alien planet. The only guide naiveBliss 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 Bliss desperately wants new friends, making her the perfect prey of a troubled girl whose obsession with a long-ago death puts Bliss, and anyone she’s kind to, in mortal danger. Lauren Myracle has takenthe ubiquitous friendship novel to a new, dark place.