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Bully: The Fall Away Series

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Tate and Jared used to be best friends. They loved each other -

Tate and Jared used to be best friends. They loved each other - or at least she though they did. Then when they were 14 everything changed. Jared went from a loving friend to a bully for no apparent reason. He made it his mission in life to ruin high school for Tate. Sh...
Tate and Jared used to be best friends. They loved each other - or at least she though they did. Then when they were 14 everything changed. Jared went from a loving friend to a bully for no apparent reason. He made it his mission in life to ruin high school for Tate. She got a brief reprieve from his torture for year, studying abroad in Europe. Now that she is back, she wonders if Jared will go back to tormenting her or if maybe he has forgotten all about her and moved on. Regardless of what his plans are, Tate vows to herself to not let him ruin her Senior year. If he is going to pick up where he left of, then this time she will fight back.

I was so hesitant to read this book because the idea of falling for your bully kind of annoyed me. But after reading so many great things about it, I decided to give it a shot. Let me tell you, I am so glad that I did! Tate - my heart broke for her repeatedly for everything she endured at the hands of Jared. I mean, how much can one teenage girl take before she breaks? But Tate is too strong for that. She took a much needed time out from Life with Jared and came back from Europe and more self confident young woman. The Tate that came back home for her Senior year had a lot more attitude and was finally ready to stand up to him.

And then there is Jared. Sigh. How I hated him through the majority of this book. And I'm not talking about a little hate, but full blown, I want to throttle you hatred. When Tate give her monologue in class and it is clear that Jared is emotionally affected by it, I realized there was a world of pain hidden beneath the bully veneer. At that point I started to forgive him and I want them to rebuild what once was an amazing friendship.

There are some interesting side characters in here as well which I think will lead to some great additional books n this series down the road. I will say that I did not like Tate's best friend K.C. At all. she pissed me off and I felt like she was being a crap friend. On the other hand, I loved Jared's BFF Madoc. He made me laugh and especially at hard he worked to make up for being such a Jerk to Tate all these years. Plus he isn't afraid to call Jared out on how he really feels about her.

This book is emotional and angsty and sexy and just down right all around awesomeness. You'll want to punch Jared in the face and then climb him like a tree. I am so glad I stopped being stubborn and read Bully.

posted by Marianna-ALustForReading on December 18, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Are you kidding me. Are you kidding me?

A total waste if money!! Male character is a douch, not even a believable story line. Who lets a teenager be unsupervised and alone? Just a way to show our young women as stupid and weak who have to put up with males who mistreat them and humiliate them. This author suc...
A total waste if money!! Male character is a douch, not even a believable story line. Who lets a teenager be unsupervised and alone? Just a way to show our young women as stupid and weak who have to put up with males who mistreat them and humiliate them. This author sucks!How about a strong believable young woman who stands up and makes his life miserable? If Ihad a daughter and this guy did those terrible acts to her he would be done. Not romance just trash....

posted by 18605805 on December 29, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    I'll be honest, I'm probably not the right person to rate a YA b

    I'll be honest, I'm probably not the right person to rate a YA book of today. I'm 42 and I usually read racier material, although I have read other YA books and enjoyed them. The writing itself was fine, there was no story lag.  However, I just felt no real empathy or even respect for the characters. None of them. I was the subject of extreme bullying when I was young, and to be honest I just could not get behind this girl's choices. I finished this book because I was just that ticked off at the main character... I kept hoping she really wouldn't go there with this guy, although I knew that's what the story was about. Are high school girl's today just that low on self esteem?  Maybe I was the exception when I was young, I don't know. I know I never, ever, had sex with any guy who had ever hazed me or bullied me. I found both main characters just TSTL. Maybe it's my generation, or maybe I'm just not a masochist, but I had to be honest.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Not a fan.....

    Pretty boring! Expected more out of this book! Couldn 't wait for it to be over! Had to force myself!

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