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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review: Please Stop Laughing at me...

Title: Please Stop Laughing at me...
Author: Jodee Blanco
Received: For Review

Summary: While other children were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was trying to figure out how to go from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls.
This powerful, unforgettable memoir chronicles how one child was shunned--and even physically abused--by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it all wrong, why schools are often unable to prevent disaster, and how bullying has been misunderstood and mishandled by the mental health community.
You will be shocked, moved, and ultimately inspired by this harrowing tale of survival against insurmountable odds. This vivid story will open your eyes to the harsh realities and long-term consequences of bullying--and how all of us can make a difference in the lives of teens today.

My Review:
I requested to review this book because I came from some what the same background. I was picked on a crazy amount (lost my wording sorry) in elementary school. It made me into the quiet, introverted person I am today. I find it hard to make friends let alone a job because I feel everyone is judging me and I want to make everyone happy. Many new anti-bullying laws have been passed recently. A little to late for me but just in time for the kids of today.

Author Jodee Blanco, so eloquently describes her experiences. She talks about the most intimate, painful things that bullies did to her and their long lasting effects. This is a must read for those who have bullied in your life to know you've hurt people beyond repair... But it's also for those who have been picked on.. Because now you know your not alone. 

I would recommend this book to any one. It really is eye opening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like it'd be such a powerful book. I definitely want to read it; thanks for sharing!

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