by Susan Shreve
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Blister by Susan Shreve

An ALA Notable Book and PW Best Children's Book of 2001 winner with a resilient 10-year-old heroine whom readers will love... now in an After Words edition!

Alyssa Reed's life is a mess. Her parents can't stop fighting. Her mother won't stop crying. Alyssa's father has decided to move the family to a new town, and to move himself to a separate apartment. Nobody gave Alyssa a choice.

So Alyssa decides to take control. She renames herself Blister and starts fighting back in her own way. Blister will take on her new school with a new identity, a new wardrobe (stolen from her father's girlfriend), and a raw, new attitude that nobody can ignore. Not even the cheerleaders.

Look out world -- here comes Blister!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439193146
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 153
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Blister 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book Review Outline Book title and author: Blister by: Susan Shreve Title of review: A great book Number of stars (1 to 5):3 stars Introduction This book is about a ten year old girl named Alyssa with an ordinary life. She lives on a farm with her parents, and has lots of friends. But one day her whole life changes when her baby sister is born dead. She and her mom move away to an apartment, while her father moves away to a different apartment. She goes to a new school and gives herself the nickname Blister. I really enjoyed this book and I believe this book is good for all teenagers to read. Description and summary of main points The main point of the book is to explain the hardships that Alyssa and her family go through after the death of her baby sister. I thought the book was a great sad story for anybody who likes to read a good book. Evaluation Blister is a story about a family bouncing back from the death of a baby. The book explains how hard it is for a family to lose a loved one, and it proves a point that you can recover from it. The book Blister taught a lesson to be patient and to love anyway. Conclusion The book was written for young readers to enjoy and to learn a lesson from. The main point of Blister is to show people that you can overcome anything if you try. I liked the book a lot and think it is a good book for all teens to read. Your final review Blister is a good book for anybody who needs inspiration. It is also good for teens who want to learn a good long lesson.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is disapointing, b/c everything that has the possibility of turning out bad, does. I could tell the baby died, I could tell they divorced, I could tell he had a girlfriend, and I could tell she didnt make ccheerleading. the ONLY surprise in this book was I thought her mom was gonna die when blister came home from school, but I was wrong about that. this book is about a girl whos life sucks, but unlike most books I have read, she doesnt get over it and thinks she is the only one with a bad life. She is a pathetic liar who just gets in the way and needs to do a reality check. Her grandma is the ponly interesting character in the book. The only scene I likes was when she was trying on clothes b/c I am a shoppoholic and like to design clothes, so it gave me some really poor ideas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this book about two years ago and absolutely loved it and then just recently read the second one and loved it even more but i would definitely say to read this one first to understand the second one ! ! !
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was one of the most confusing books i had EVER read. I didn't read all of it, but it was just boring and confusing, in my opinion. I don't understand how anyone could've liked it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love books but this book was amazing its more for teens and preteens not for little girls its the best book i recamend it to everyone who is a girl and a tenn/ preteen thanks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blister is a book for the teenage and preteen girls.Girls can use this book alot for hard things in life.It is about the many diffucult things in life that you must overcome in life.You know what they say if twhat doesnt kill you makes you stronger.And i will stick to that phrase for as long as i can.I recomend this book to must and all girls that need help in life and well whose dosent need help in life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey whats up? Damn this is a rad book!It has everythgin in it from Scott Raynor and the early days to Travis Barker and Blink182's early fame with their hit release Enema of the State! It's hilarious! It HAS to be my favorite Blink182 book of all time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Omg, this is like for anybody who is in love with blink-182...nobody more than me, of course, because Tom Delonge IS my husband (for five years now..) and in this book, the quotes, the pictures..honestly, other than buying their cd's its my favorite buy! It gives so much history and funny stories, it's hilarious, you won't regret it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Blister' is a intense and sad story--up until she starts taking control! Look out, because Blister won't stop at anything. Shreve really uses her common sense, and makes this story come to life.