Monday, August 11, 2008


Bleed by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Rating: 4.5 stars

So much can happen in just one day. On this one day the lives of 10 teenagers will be forever changed.

Nicole has a secret crush on her best friend Kelly's boyfriend, Sean. But it's not so secret. And something just might happen involving that crush.

Maria is a friend of Nicole and Kelly who just loves having people cut her for some strange reason. She just wants to know who her true friends are.

Kelly has two boyfriends. She has Sean of course and then she has Robby. Although she's never even met Robby because he's a murderer and they've only been talking through letters for the past 5 years. Now that Robby is out of jail Kelly finally has a chance to meet him. But when she does will her nerves get the best of her?

Derik has a chance with a mystery girl who he's seen around town lately but has never had the courage to go up and talk to. Now when she walks into the family restaurant Derik might finally get up the nerve. But is this girl really worth it?

Sadie is a young chubby girl who just wants to fit in. And of course she wants to be able to eat what she wants to eat when she wants to eat it without her mother harassing her about it and telling her she's fat. When she gets her hands on the snack key of the house will she finally be satisfied?

Robby is so excited to meet Kelly but when she runs out on him he has no idea what to do with himself. Then he ends up spending the day with the waiter girl trying to resist his urges when they come upon the spot where he killed his first girlfriend.

Mearl (pearl with an M) just wants to find her roots. She spends a lovely afternoon with Derik but of course that isn't enough for her. She just wants to find someone who's related to her whether they're dead or alive. Is that too much to ask?

Ginger has the opportunity to get back at Kelly for making her life a living hell. But if she actually goes through it will she feel any better or just feel like a jerk.

Joy hates boys and today is the day she's going to get back at them. Enough said.

Sean has always noticed Nicole around but has never really thought of her in that way. But after he spends time with her in her mother's garden he realizes that Nicole is great. What the heck is he doing with Kelly when Nicole is right there just waiting for him?

Over the course of one day all ten of these teens have something significant happen to them. What surprises does the future hold?

This book was great. I liked how all ten of them were connected in one way or another. Each different storyline was well developed and most had an interesting ending to them. The flow of the book was also great. It was a pretty quick and I really liked it. I highly suggest checking it out. You probably won't be disappointed.


Carol said...

I like your new background. I really liked this book as well. I liked how they were all connected. Good review!

Em said...

Wow, this sounds intense. I'll have to check it out. I like the new look! :)