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There's a difference between falling and letting go. Lauren has a good life: decent grades, great friends, and a boyfriend every girl lusts after. So why is she so unhappy? It takes the arrival of Evan Kirkland for Lauren to figure out the answer: She's been holding back. She's been denying herself a bunch of things (like sex) because staying with her loyal and gorgeous boyfriend, Dave, is the "right" thing to do. After all, who would give up the perfect boyfriend? But as Dave starts talking more and more about their life together, planning a future Lauren simply can't see herself in -- and as Lauren's craving for Evan, and moreover, who she is with Evan becomes all the more fierce -- Lauren realizes she needs to make a choice...before one is made for her.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 18mm | 224g
  • Simon Pulse
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • f-c cvr
  • 1416926836
  • 9781416926832
  • 173,297

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"Finely drawn, honest, sweet and charming, Bloom is like getting a beautifully wrapped gift -- it's lovely to start with and just gets better as you tear into it." -- Michele Jaffe, author of Bad Kitty
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13,379 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 29% (3,860)
4 29% (3,861)
3 29% (3,877)
2 10% (1,345)
1 3% (436)

Our customer reviews

Who does'nt love a teen love story, Really?! Is Lauren ready to pursue her happiness in the events she has spent since Evan has come to town? Before he set foot in Laurens home land, She wasnt happy, Even though she had incredable grades in school, amzing Best friend and of course, Loving boyfriend, she isnt happy. Evan made her laugh and brought light into Laurans life... Is she ready to leave the old her behind to begin the start of a new change?!show more
by shmee burger
Lauren's life seems almost perfect at first. She's got a perfect boyfriend, Dave. She's not struggling with school. She's got an awesome best friend, Katie. She doesn't really fight with her father. Her life is good. Safe, but good. She's not happy, though. Lauren doesn't know why, but her life doesn't seem like all it's cracked up to be. Neither does her relationship with Dave, who may be just a little bit too perfect. She finds a chance to make herself happy when Evan Kirkland comes to town, but is she ready to let go and take the plunge? Is Lauren ready to leave her safe, boring life behind for the passion and happiness that she sees with Evan? She's not sure. She has, after all, struggled not to be like her mother, who let herself run away to pursue what she wanted even though it meant leaving her husband and young daughter behind. But does being who she, Lauren, wants to be have to mean sacrificing her happiness just to make the choice everyone else seems to think is right? BLOOM is a beautiful, powerful love story, a wonderful coming-of-age story, and most of all just an amazing novel told in Lauren's fresh, funny, and distinctive voice. Lauren is a strong, likeable character, and she is not the only three-dimensional character in the story--they are all fantastic. Fantastic is also a good word to describe BLOOM itself. Elizabeth Scott is a wonderful writer, and this brilliant novel makes me very excited to see what this author will write next!show more
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