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May 21, Aleah rated it it was ok Shelves: Derik is a kid that once went on a date with Kelly because there parents set them up. This book is an excellent read and everyone can relate to at least one of the characters, if not more.

The characters and plot were interesting enough, but it just seemed like it was lacking. Blerd Little Lies Book 2. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Grade 10 Up—Stolarz has written a funny, yet poignant book of interconnecting short stories in which the lives of 10 teenagers are seamlessly woven together.

Not only the time but my friends’ reviews as well really got over me. But part of that is the beauty of this stolaez, it keeps you wanting more.

I believe that there were too many characters in stolqrz book. Nichole loses her virginity to her best friend’s boyfriend. Sean is torn between his loyalty to his girlfriend and the possibility of finding something more with her friend, while Ginger’s single-minded pursuit to bring down her nemesis only proves that they may be more alike than she thought.

Aug 12, Karen rated it liked it. Do i like this book yes of course it was very good. This story was not narrated from 2 or 3 characters, it was narrated by 10 characters. Seamlessly woven together, this collection of interconnected short stories paints an authentic portrait of today’s teen experience that is at once funny, moving, and haunting. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


A father at school just told me that high school was the best time of his life. The whole book left a bittersweet taste in my mouth. I loved some of the stories more than others and I liked some of the people more than others but that is what makes this book such stoparz worthy read. If it was because they all bleed, the wooooow, that was deep. It shows the lifestyle of many teenagers, all affected by many different things all in one day.

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This book is dedicated “For all those who bleed”. To view it, click here. Appropriateness of Artwork Jacket Design: I read this book months ago, but I still think about it all the time.

It got me thinking, why you gave,Savvina one star to this book? Also, the stories where supposed to be connected? Bleed involves the lives of teenagers, young adults and the string of connectivity that runs between them.

Oct 21, Lisa rated it it was amazing. You are given insight to their secrets and to what pains them.

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She desperately wants to be with him even though she already has a boyfriend, Sean O’Connell. I do ot take anything significant away from this book, I am satisfied with the storyline so I therefore do not have to take anything away blees this book but I would not read it again because of the ending.

Joy call This is definitely an interesting book. I think I liked the ending because it wasn’t awful although Sean should’ve broken up with Kelly right there. The stories don’t wrap up with happy endings and the characters skipping off to a place of sunshine.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It was also very crude and with these 10 teenagers randomly connected it makes you think all teenagers have their own little quirk or dark secret which isn’t the case and couldn’t one of them be happy? This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Because of this, I would certainly not recommend it as a whole-class read.

Stolarz does an excellent job with letting you get to know the characters in such a short time period, and it doesn’t feel rushed or forced. Also it would make your eyes want more to read, you would be excited to see what happens next in the book.

There’s also Derek LaPointe, who soon finds out that looks can’t get him the girl he wants, Mearl Aremian. The book has many other stories that are very intriguing and unique, so the rest of them all connect with these three main stories. For example, almost everyone had known or was close to Kelly where as Joy had only closely encountered Robby and seen Kelly very briefly.

Laurie Faria Stolarz portraits today’s teenagers with so many flaws without even considering portraying their good traits as well. You would think that this style wouldn’t necessarily work out too great, but it’s a near flawless presentation.

Now what do you think she will do? In Ginger’s story however, Kelly’s terrorized her since freshman year and she’s supposedly popular but bitchy yet by going through her room she can tell a lot about her. Jan 17, Amber Luna rated it really liked it.