Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Synopsis in a Sentence: This is the real-life story of Jodee Blanco, who was ridiculed and bullied for years at school.

My Thoughts:
This was such an inspirational book, and one that I feel all parents should read, regardless if their children are being picked on at school or not. If your child is not being bullied, this book might help give you some information and resources on what to do if it does start happening.

Jodee is truly a heroine for what she had to endure during her teenage years, and she did it with a lot of grace!

My favorite part of the book is where she and her family take a trip to Greece (where their ancestors are from) and Jodee begins to finally come into her own. She realizes that their is this whole other world out there, filled with people who will treat her with dignity.

My least favorite part of the book is obviously all of the heart wrenching scenes of what the bullies did to her. Hard to read, but gives you a realistic portrait of how cruel some teenagers can be.

Sorry such a short review today...it's been a busy week! :) Happy Tuesday!


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  2. Great review! My (now grown) kids all had periods of being bullied at school. It is one of the toughest things a parent can go through, because you can't be right there to intervene, but you can be pro-active. Thanks for sharing, Rae

  3. This book sounds like a must read. I heard Jodee Blanco talk at a writing conference a couple of years ago and she was very inspirational. She shared how she got published for the first time and what it was like growing up and having people bully her. I haven't read this book yet- but I just put it on my list. Thanks for reminding me about it!