Teen Services Librarian
Jen Petro-Roy
978-256-5521 x125

Chelmsford Public Library 25 Boston Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Library Website

What Has Jen Been Reading?

Jen's books

tagged: ya and 2015
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
tagged: 2014, arc, ebook, and ya
Speaker for the Dead
tagged: ya and 2015


Book Reviews!

After much deliberation I’ve decided to transform the Teen Zone blog into a book review blog. A new review will be posted every Tuesday and I want to encourage any teen who uses the Chelmsford Public Library to email me (phoran@mvlc.org) with any reviews you’ve written.  The reviews will be primarily of books, but if there is a CD, magazine, videogame or movie that you feel holds particular interest for teens–I’d be more than happy to post that as well.  To kick things off, I’m including a review of a new release entitled, Bliss by Lauren Myracle.


Bliss has spent the entirety of her life living in unconventional places with her hippie parents, but when her father goes to Canada to evade the draft, Bliss moves in with her socially conservative Southern grandma and begins attending school for the first time.  While at school, Bliss hears the disembodied voice of a girl wanting blood and on a less supernatural, but even more terrifying note, Bliss makes several friends who aren’t what they seem and have deadly intentions regarding her.  Bliss is a strong, unique character who becomes enmeshed in bizarre and dangerous situations, set against the backdrop of the Manson family murders and subsequent trial, as well as the racial tension raging in the South at that time.  This is a fast-paced thriller with several terrifying characters that will stay with you long after you put the book down.

Happy Reading!

batgirl ~Tricia is the Teen Librarian at CPL and loves reading scary stories, especially when it’s dark and cold and rainy.

2 comments to Book Reviews!

  • sahar009

    Only teens? Only those who go to the Chelmsford Public Library? I work with teens and read a lot of the same books (to keep me afloat during conversations – imagine if I hadn’t read Twilight!). Let us poor ex-teens know if you will have us, too 😉 And I have proof that I read Twilight – I posted a review on my blog! LoL!



  • Tricia! What a lovely review–I’m so glad you liked!!!!

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