Alice Bliss By: Laura Harrington is about Alice Bliss’s father being deployed to Iraq and all the emotions that come along with that as well as the emotions of high school, sports, love, and driving. What I really liked most about this book is how Laura Harrington captured the sadness in all the characters, not just Alice.
This book really hits close to home because I am wanting to go into the Navy or Air Force, so being able to see how Alice’s family reacts to their father being deployed makes me really think about how my family will feel when or if I go. One thing that makes this book interesting is all of the characters in it. From Alice to her musically talented best friend, Henry, to her little sister to her mother who is the complete opposite of Alice.
I think my favorite character would have to be Alice’s uncle, her mom’s brother, Uncle Eddie. He’s everything that his sister isn’t – reckless, a waste of intelligence, carefree. He’s the one that can be funny and lighthearted at one moment but then can get serious the next.
Alice Bliss is a great book you should definitely check it out if you like sad, sappy books with heartfelt endings.