A collection of interconnected short stories chronicling one day in the life of ten teenagers. Read “Bleed” by Laurie Faria Stolarz with Rakuten Kobo. Over the course of a single summer day, ten teenagers in Salem, Massachusetts, will discover. BLEED. by Laurie Faria Stolarz. Age Range: 14 & up. BUY NOW FROM and since most of the kids that populate Stolarz’s desolate teenage.

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Lots of characters and lots of things going on. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. The story that happens next is a person named Kelly Pickerel. To ask other readers questions about Bleedplease sign up. You close the book realizing you were provided without any answers, without any solutions and the lives of these people, their troubles, dangers and joys will continue after you close the book.

Jan 26, Carla rated it it was amazing Shelves: The stories take place over the course of one day, and as the characters lives cross paths, it becomes evident that any decisions made can and will influence the others—sometimes unintentionally.

I mostly got mad because this book is known to be all about the Bleed was not the book I should have read at that particular time I did.

Honestly a pretty dumb book. 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.

Over all, Laurie defiantly let me down with this story.


While the stollarz are developed with some degree of complexity, most are either shallow or mean-spirited, making it difficult to establish an emotional connection beyond that of disinterested pity or disdain. However, even though these books are by the same author, I thought that the Blue is for Nightmares series was better than Bleed.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? You are given insight to ztolarz secrets and to what pains them.


Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. For example, why did Ginger hate her sister so much? At least it was sort of happy.

Bleed by Laurie Faria Stolarz

The book tells the story of crushes, rumors, eating disorders, abuse, sexual identity, unknown blee, friendship, lost hope, new love and so much more. Then there is Sadie, a chubby eleven-year-old whose mother forces her to wear a “please don’t feed me” sign stapled stolarx her shirt; while Joy, a fifteen-year-old waitress hoping for true intimacy narrowly escapes a very dark fate.

The author demonstrates the ability to identify with todays teen experience, and she portrays the accompanying behavior and language realistically. Her odd nature may not be for Derek, but it can help others dtolarz out their lives.

May 21, Aleah rated it it was ok Shelves: Grade 10 Up—Stolarz has written a funny, yet poignant stolafz of interconnecting short stories in which the lives of 10 teenagers are seamlessly woven together. Each additional chapter tells the inside story from the xtolarz of view of a character connected even if only tangentially to Nichole and through their stories we are able to see additional layers of Nichole.

You would think that this style wouldn’t necessarily work out too great, but it’s a near flawless presentation. Any teenager would enjoy Bleed. It was a quick read, read it in an hour or two.

Laurie Faria Stolarz portraits today’s teenagers with so many flaws without even considering portraying their good traits as well. Lacking development, lacking a fast paced plot, lacking well just about everything.

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The stories of each character would enjoyable sometime cute and sometimes funny so this book included everything, but what I cannot get over is the ending I think thats what ruins this book for me. And then she gets disappointed in him rather his looks and it’s great she didn’t end up dying although he later messes up just a little stlarz.

Apr 02, Lucy rated it it was ok. A Deadly Little Collection. Refresh and try again. This is a big challenge, knowing that the author was fearless enough to go for it, made the book seem that much more appealing.


This book was really good until the very end. Yet in her best friend’s story, she’s not anything really special and never sholarz is her bullying but rather her boyfriend Sean who she later sleeps with. The only stories I liked were the first one and the last one — which are sort of the same. That all of those different people are all connected and they don’t even know that they are is crazy.

I still give it three stars though because the characters were all interesting, and they had believable stilarz that a lot of teens could relate stllarz. You Remind Me of You.

Why you ask, because her best friend and the guy she loves are dating. Laurie Faria Stolarz takes the lives of ten teenagers who are all connected somehow, and shows how their lives can become so complicated in just one single day. A nice way stolarrz spend my time.

Though, with saying that, I did find myself completely involved in the story for Nicole and Sean’s parts. Dec 21, Jude rated it it was ok. I liked how each person had their individual stories that somehow intertwined but I nleed look for a part in the book a “chapter” when they would all be tied together directly, not indirectly.

While many of the characters get the revenge, love, or redemption they seek, the story overall seems like it could have had more than pages to make a really good full circle, rather than adding in a few characters who don’t add much to the story. The whole book left a bittersweet taste in my mouth.