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Bully: Fall Away, Book 1 | [Penelope Douglas]

Bully: Fall Away, Book 1

I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got worse as time wore on. I even went to Europe for a year, just to avoid him. But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way I'll allow him to ruin another year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back.
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Publisher's Summary

My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He'll barely refer to me at all, and he'll hardly ever speak to me. But he still won't leave me alone. We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got worse as time wore on. I even went to Europe for a year, just to avoid him. But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way I'll allow him to ruin another year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back.

©2013 Penelope Douglas (P)2014 Tantor

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    Nikki overland park, KS, United States 06-11-14
    Nikki overland park, KS, United States 06-11-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I heart this book"

    I loved this! Maybe a little unrealistic (not sure if this is the right word)or some "seriously?" moments but I didn't put it down so it definitely held my attention from start to finish.
    My heart hurt for Tate, I laughed, had heart palpitations & wanted to smack people all within 24 hours.

    I'm not good at reviews because I don't pay attention to the "writing" or the things that most people who read a lot write about in their reviews; I only know if I liked it or not & so .....

    I LOVED IT!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Gwendolyn Oklahoma City, OK, United States 07-11-14
    Gwendolyn Oklahoma City, OK, United States 07-11-14 Member Since 2010

    Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!

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    "Ahhh, tortured teenagers, got to love 'em....."

    This story is the typical misunderstood, I have issues from a traumatic experience, pissed off YA teenager story but it's well written (although there is a little at the end I would have edited out) and has a happy ending (YAY). I actually enjoyed the story quite a bit. The reader is great, the writing isn't bad and I found the characters charming and engaging. I was hooked from chapter one and finished within two days. The story made me laugh out loud a couple of times and the characters act their age instead of being written as adults. You can read the synopsis to discover the story line so I won't recap, just know I found the book worth a credit, especially if your looking for something light and easy. This is a stand alone novel so you don't have to worry about finding or waiting for part two although there is another book written from Jarod's perspective (it isn't essential to this story). Have fun discovering how to regrow wings!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JEM0371 Lewiston, ME USA 07-09-14
    JEM0371 Lewiston, ME USA 07-09-14 Member Since 2014

    KCMjem

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    "Great Story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bully the most enjoyable?

    It was a great story of a strong young girl who dealt with bullying from her peers. Unfortunately, one of those peers was a long-time friend which made it very hard for her. I had a hard time setting the audio book down when I needed to. I wanted to know what happened next!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tatum. She dealt with a lot, but she kept fighting when most would have given up.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I would have to say my favorite scene was when Tate and Jared were looking for Jared's cell phone in the school lockers and they found out it was Piper who had his phone. The fact that such a horrible thing was done to her and she stood up for herself in front of the school was quite the feat for her!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book did make me laugh and cry. I felt so bad for Tate when she thought Jared sent the video message to everyone in the school. But soon enough, the author had me laughing as Tate and Jared dealt with Evan and Piper.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Katy, TX, United States 06-07-14
    Jessica Katy, TX, United States 06-07-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Dont let the title fool you"
    Any additional comments?

    Wow! A romance filled with intensity, angst, an emotional rollercoaster ride, and I loved it!!! Ms. Douglas had me crying, angry, frustrated, and very smitten by the end of the book.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Yu Yan 10-31-14
    Yu Yan 10-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    "NOT WORTH PRICE!"
    What would have made Bully better?

    Rewrite it. And follow the summary this time.


    Has Bully turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I would say no but then it would not be fair for other authors or their books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Tate could be less shallow and make up her mind. Jared could get over himself. And everyone else can stop acting as if life revolves around the two. Its ridiculous.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NONE! Even the summary advertised is wrong. MISLEADING!


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first time I'm writing such a review. I dont like it. I'm an avid reader and i listen to audible because i get busy in my day to day life. I like to compliment the author and praise them for their wonderful work, but this is the first time i would give such a harsh review because i am deeply disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracie Lampe Michigan 09-11-14
    Tracie Lampe Michigan 09-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "fantastic Storyline & Fabulous Narrator"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Tate she was the main focus but I could help but have the hots for Jared as well.


    Which character – as performed by Abby Craden – was your favorite?

    I loved them all except Maddox.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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