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“It's 1969 and Bliss is going to a regular school for the first time. The freshman has been living on a commune, something completely exotic to her new Crestview friends' imaginings. As Bliss settles into a "normal" teen life, she begins to notice something strange at Crestview, an ominous feeling...”see full review » see other reviews »
Didn’t Like It1 of 2 members found this review helpful
“There are two things I dislike about Bliss:
“Not my favorite, kind of strange.....”Tracy S wrote this review Sunday, April 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This novel was an okay type of book. There was some creepy scenes that were popping in my head, but it didn't scare me as i thought it would have. There was a psycho girl in the novel. That was the interesting part because iI was curious what she was going to do and how she was thinking towards other people. She had a evil mind with the control of an evil spirit wandering around. It was not a waste of my time. I enjoyed it.”Ashley Vorachack wrote this review Monday, November 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a really good book, with some surprises in it, but in the beginning it started to soon with all the information, making it a little cheesy.”Ella Johnson wrote this review Monday, November 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When I first heard about this book, it was described as a "Sarah Dessen book with a twist". The twist is something sinister, creepy, evil. Sarah Dessen's books usually revolve around some teenage girl with a dysfunctional family and a relationship that starts off great, but falls apart around page 240 and then works itself out by the end. Sarah Dessen is perfect for any romantic 9th grader looking for love, she is able to make the reader fall in love with the love interest, instantly. However, in Bliss, the love interest took such a backseat that the book would've worked better if the romantic part was just taken out altogether. The story follows a girl named Bliss (parents are hippies) and although the setting is never specifically mentioned, the reader can gather from the text clues (Andy Griffith show, song lyrics, KKK and discrimination, etc.) that the book is supposed to take place in the 60s sometime. None of the characters have much depth to them, Bliss is completely good natured and hears voices inside her new school which she describes as a "blood voice". I really would like to know what a "blood voice" sounds like. The author uses the font "chiller" to distinguish between regular text and "blood voice". I hate the chiller font and it was instantly a turn off. I gave the book a chance though, there was something about the Andy Griffith quotes and songs like "Little Boxes" references that intrigued me, yet I had no idea why they were put in the book since their relevance was little to none. Bliss befiriends the "weird" girl in school while also maintaining friendships with the popular girls (Does this seem way too good to be true to everyone else?) The book gives you the false feeling that the weird girl is really just misunderstood, but fear not, the weird girl IS evil! So the lesson here is... stay in the cliques because the loners are usually communicating with dead devil worshipers? (or something along those lines).”Robin Morris wrote this review Friday, November 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved this book. It was a world that I could just peek into and learn new things. I have never read a book in two days but this one I couldn't put down.”Abi<3 wrote this review Tuesday, October 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Spooky. A story of possession, on various levels. The book's ending - left too much wanting. I "get it" but I wanted it to end more neatly, more happily. But it worked. Which makes it even creepier. Good use of Manson trial quotes, ads, and TV quotes to convey meaning. ”Kristi Starr wrote this review Monday, October 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“sounds SCARY”Enchanting princess ~*/-/eavenly*~ wrote this review Saturday, October 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really like this book so far. I haven't stop reading this since i started. And by this point this book is getiing more and more intersting the more I keep on reading.”shakira wrote this review Friday, October 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm honestly not sure what I think of this book. Despite being over 400 pages, it took me very little time to read because it was impossible to put down. But then the end... oh my.
Basically, the nice girl dies, the evil girl wins, and the main character ends up with no friends. WHAT. When does that happen?? Although, it is kind of nice to have a book that ends in a way you completely do not expect. It seems like the bad guys NEVER win, so it's interesting to read something where they do. But still. I hated that bitch Sandy and I kinda wanted her to die. ESPECIALLY for what she did to her poor cat. Arg.
So I didn't particularly like the ending, but other than that, I loved it. I loved the quotes, and I loved that she blended Charles Manson into the story. I'm fascinated by both history and real-life murderers, so those aspects made the book even better for me. Definitely worth the read in my opinion, because it's dark and gripping and will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat.”