While other kids were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was just trying to figure out how to get from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls.,p>This powerful, unforgettable memoir chronicles how one child was shunned—and sometimes 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.
©2003 Jodee Blanco (P)2010 Phoenix
"Many will take comfort both in the universality of the experiences and in Blanco's transformation from an unhappy, embittered ugly duckling to a poised, accomplished swan. Others, if they are honest, just might recognize bullying tendencies in themselves and become sufficiently chagrined to reexamine their views and actions toward nonconformists of all stripes." (School Library Journal)
I never thought someone could ever go threw such times after reading this book for school I realized that the drama that might happen now as a teenager won't matter as I become an adult I recommend this book to teens and adults this book has changed me to look at things differently now
No, but only because I don't listen to books more then once.
I thought it was remarkable to what this person had been through, and for her to have the power to forgive!
She was okay, you can tell this isnt something that she does often.
When she forgave the people that cause her so much hurt.
One is not quite sure why this woman was laughed at....I couldn't even get through the first few chapters; the book was slow and tedious.
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