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The Circus in Me

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The Circus in Me confronts a girl’s outcast journey. Amish to the bone, born and bred to be as such, Tracey Aliza discovers a magical land outside of her traditional community. On a quest for solitude amongst the vagabonds. She comes as a drifter transforming into a better version of oneself called by the name Trae Lae. Outside the safety of confinement Trae Lae learns ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 172 pages
Published April 24th 2014 by Createspace
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KayCee K
Jul 15, 2014 KayCee K rated it it was amazing
The Circus in Me by S.M. Bjarnson was, well what can I say a gem! A gem shining brightly lighting up the area around it. Many people should be reading this. S.M. Bjarnson's styles would have to of been my favorite part about this story because her ability to string words together to tell a story like this is breath taking. She has the power of making her word come to life inside your head. It's hard to believe that she is a young writer because her ability and writing style seems as if she's ...more
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I received a copy of this book in exchanged for a honest review. In no way did the author or publishing company influence my review.

This is the second book I've reviewed for S.M Bjarnson. Visit my blog to see my review.

Tracey Aliza is a girl raised in an Amish community. After the death of her brother, she leaves the only life she knows behind for a new and oh-so different one, under the new name Trae Lae.

The Circus in Me is more of a novella than a novel. At 172
May 12, 2014 Keeley rated it really liked it
I received this book directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The Circus in Me was completely unique and refreshing to anything I have ever read. Tracey Aliza is young Amish girl, who wanting to escape her way of life runs away and joins the circus, becoming Trae Lae. Joining the circus opens Trae Lae to a world of different opportunities, allowing her to enroll in a Mormon college and opening her heart to the possibilities on falling in love for the first time.

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Oct 02, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing
loved it! I was so caught up in it i couldnt put it down
Lisa B.
Jun 17, 2014 Lisa B. rated it liked it
S.M. Bjarnson paints the tale of a young Amish girl as she is exposed to English life.

The Amish faith and people originated from Holland in the 1600's, when they decided to break from their equally Anabaptist, Mennonites. Due to some differences, the new belief system became the Plain or Dutch People, the Amish.

Over four hundred years later a small Amish colony in Indiana was home to sixteen year old, Tracey Aliza Livingston. Her desire to see what existed beyond their boarders, became a reality
Sep 01, 2014 Star rated it liked it
THE CIRCUS IN ME is the story of an Amish girl, Tracey Aliza, and her transformation into Trae Lae. She left her very traditional community after a devastating loss and now drifts from place to place absorbing knowledge and creating new experiences. Along the way, she meets Briggs when she is attending a Mormon college in Idaho. Can they both overcome what others believe is their fate? Written in a distinctive style, THE CIRCUS IN ME is a journey from bud to bloom. It does take a bit to get into ...more
May 24, 2014 S.M. rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Could not bring myself to finish this. Beautiful concept but was so confused by the writing style.
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S.M.’s origin of script commenced at the earliest of eons.
Growing copious ambitions to be a novelist.
Exploring choice roads in making this goal complete.
Once deliberating self-publishing the best option, the first edition of The Tangled Tears a novella published in 2013. The Circus in Me, new to the collection of young adult fiction came into print April of 2014. Proclaimed to a livelihood of a
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