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 hands-on experiences being an adult in modern society. Struggles
to let the past remain behind her she concentrates on performing as part
of the team. Back and forth motions bring her to a whole new level of
acceptance. College in due course calls to her. Off she flees to the
next adventure on the map marked with an X. Welcome to BYU-Idaho! A
Mormon college located on the southeastern region of the great potato
state. Trae Lae traces a path in-between a religion she was forced to
vacate and another indulging her capacity to a newfound faith that
contradicts her soul further. The journey grimy and gray toward the new
beginning of endearment. On a mounting podium to seize control of the
wild beast conformity. She becomes an acquaintance of a young man by the
name of Briggs who is also in torment of historical demons. Their lives
intertwine into courses neither of them accused as possible. One girl’s
bonnet for another man’s briefs. Do our conclusions meet requirements
previously posted? Turn the pages to find out if Trae Lae and Briggs can
find a way out of fate’s fortitude. With every whimsical there is a
wish, with every star there is a shine, where there is a shunned Amish
girl there is bonnet about to be burned.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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 been working on it for years and years.
I don’t know a lot about Mormon, but I feel that S.M. Bjarnson’s story is a well based balance between everything. There isn’t too much of one this or too much over another. I find in some stories writer don’t balance, but in Bjarnson’s story has that quality.
Tracey is a young girl leaning her way through life. In the being she loses someone close to her and having the change to leave, going to a new place. Building a life that she wants, being the person she wants is something that I feel Tracey thinks is import. Tracey is a different lead character, then in most books I read. In more books I read Tracey would be more like a side character. I found it to be like a fresh breath of air to be read a lead character that is so different.
This is only a 172 pages that will feel even shorter, but oh so worth the read. Readers who like a different style of writing, stories you like a quick pace and one that is different than your everyday reading. This is a book for you. I enjoy this quite a lot and will be telling all my reading friends that this is a must read.