The topic of bullying has received much attention in the media lately, unfortunately for good reason. Although many voices have contributed to the discussion of solutions, one out of every four students have been bullied, and 85% do not receive help (according to the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club).
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Bestselling author Nancy Rue has added her voice to the dialogue on bullying through her Mean Girl Makeover Series. The series offers biblical solutions to the problem through fictional stories written for preteens. Each of the three books takes on a different character’s point of view: the bully, the victim, and the bystander. Below is a guest review of the first book of the trilogy from my 13-year-old niece, her first!
I think the book So Not Okay was great. I think it should be turned into a movie and played in schools so bullies could see how it feels to be bullied. I liked the book because of how nice the main character is, and how the story isn’t only about how things are at school, but also about what’s going on at home, I don’t like books that are set in only one place.
I’m home schooled so I don’t know what it’s like like to be bullied, but this book gave me a good idea of what’s its like. So Not Okay is about a girl who goes to a school where a new girl is being bullied by another girl. Tori, the main character in the book, decides to be nice to the new girl, Ginger, by inviting her into a school project she’s doing. Tori’s father’s assistant helps Tori and her friends with their science project, and the girls in the group team up to help Ginger.
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