Number of page: 304
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
LibraryThing Review This is an amazing true story of a girl who is bullied through middle school and early high school. This book should be mandatory reading, it’s that good.
LibraryThing Review This should be required reading for all parents. You get to see what it feels like to be bullied from a kid’s perspective, and you get to see in retrospect the mistakes the parents made. The narrator broke my heart, yet I’m inspired by her ability to turn tragedy into inspiration.
LibraryThing Review Kind of sad, actually. The bullies convinced her that being accepted by the ‘cool’ crowd was all that really matters in life. She still believes that. They won.
LibraryThing Review Jodee Blanco’s heart rending memoir of growing up the butt of everyone’s jokes. Somehow she overcame it all to become a success as an adult. The book is sad, and all too real.
LibraryThing Review This sequel is even more heart breaking and inspiring! Jodee Blanco’s story can serve as a powerful tool against school bullying.
Best book! I loved this book because I just couldn’t put it down. It reminded me so much of my junior high and high school days. Everyone is so mean and it’s hard to be “different” it brought me back to those days and makes you feel at peace with yourself.
<3ed it. this book was very strongg and deep. it showed what really can happen in highshchool. it told us how man mean kids really can be and yes, kids do get bullied. I couldnt but this book down.
LibraryThing Review Jodee Blanco wants to be like every other teenagers but she gets bulllied, herrased, made fun of, and other miserable things. So Jodee tries differnet things such as going to a doctor who specilizes in problems like hers.
Overdramatization This book is seriously too dramatic. The author uses phrases such as “this would prove to be deadly” or “this would prove to be the worse mistake ever”. A basic story of bullying, which most of us have experienced, with a theatrical swirl. Don’t waste your money.